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James Bullard, President and CEO

Latest Remarks and Interviews:

October 24, 2019. Presentation. "Classic Policy Benchmarks for Economies with Substantial Inequality," South African Reserve Bank Biennial Conference, Managing External Vulnerabilities: Implications for Emerging Market Economies, Pretoria, South Africa.
Presentation (pdf).
This was an academic talk. This material was presented before at conferences in Hong Kong, May 23, 2019; Barcelona, June 22, 2019; and St. Louis, July 8, 2019.
October 15, 2019. Bullard Discusses U.S. Monetary Policy on Bloomberg TV
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S. economy is generally in good shape, but he emphasized that it faces some downside risk from trade uncertainty.
October 15, 2019. Presentation. "Insurance against Downside Risk for the U.S. Economy," 2019 Monetary and Financial Policy Conference, London, United Kingdom.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
October 1, 2019. Welcoming Remarks. Given at the Seventh Annual Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference, Federal Reserve System, Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), St. Louis, Mo.
Remarks (pdf).
September 26, 2019. Welcoming Remarks. Given at Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Remarks (pdf).
September 25, 2019. Bullard Speaks with CNBC about U.S. Monetary Policy
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard explained why he preferred a larger policy rate cut at the Sept. 17-18 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee than the majority of the FOMC did.
September 23, 2019. Presentation. "Recent Developments in U.S. Monetary Policy," Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, Effingham, Ill.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release | Photos | Video.
September 20, 2019. President Bullard Explains His Recent FOMC Dissent, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis On the Economy blog.
September 4, 2019. Welcoming Remarks. Given at Fed Listens, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Remarks (pdf).
August 23, 2019. Bullard Speaks with Bloomberg about U.S. Monetary Policy
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on U.S. monetary policy and insuring the U.S. economy against a global slowdown.
August 23, 2019. Bullard Speaks with CNBC about His Economic Outlook, Low Inflation
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed his economic outlook and some downside risk going forward, including a global manufacturing contraction.
August 15, 2019. Bullard Discusses Monetary Policy, Yield Curve and Inflation on Fox Business
In an interview with Fox Business, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on the U.S. economy, monetary policy, yield curve inversion, financial market volatility, inflation and inflation expectations, and global uncertainty. He also discussed cryptocurrencies and nominal GDP targeting, among other topics.
August 14, 2019. "Bullard Discusses the Fed’s Monetary Policy Framework Review," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Timely Topics podcast.
Related articles in Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2019 and On the Economy blog, September 3, 2019.
August 7, 2019. Interview With St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, Wall Street Journal.
August 6, 2019. Presentation. "A Sea Change in U.S. Monetary Policy," National Economists Club, Summer Signature Luncheon, Washington, D.C.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
July 19, 2019. Interview With St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, Wall Street Journal.
July 19, 2019. Presentation. "Public and Private Currency Competition," Central Bank Research Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Columbia University and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, N.Y.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
July 18, 2019. Bullard Speaks about U.S. Monetary Policy on CNN International
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said a policy rate cut by the Federal Open Market Committee in July would help re-center inflation and inflation expectations around the Fed’s 2% inflation target. During an interview on CNN International, he also shared his views on the U.S. economy, the yield curve, the Phillips curve and the possible impact of trade uncertainty.

James Bullard is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In this role, he oversees the activities of the Eighth Federal Reserve District. He also participates on the Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, which sets the direction of U.S. monetary policy.
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