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James Bullard, President and CEO

Latest Remarks and Interviews:

December 7, 2018. Presentation. "More on Modern Monetary Policy Rules," Indiana Bankers Association, Indiana Economic Outlook Forum, Carmel, Ind.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
November 15, 2018. Article. "President’s Message: A Year in Review," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2018. This article also appeared in the St. Louis Fed On the Economy blog, November 26, 2018.
October 24, 2018. Presentation. "Optimal Monetary Policy for the Masses," Adam Smith Panmure House Lecture, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Presentation (pdf).
October 18, 2018. Presentation. "Modernizing Monetary Policy Rules," Economic Club of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release | Video | Photos.
October 8, 2018. Presentation. "Some Consequences of the U.S. Growth Surprise," OMFIF Foundation City Lecture, Singapore.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
October 8, 2018. Bullard Speaks with Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S. economy is growing quite rapidly right now, but he expects that growth to slow beginning next year as the effects of the fiscal stimulus wear off. Regarding U.S. monetary policy, he noted in an interview with Bloomberg TV that he thinks the policy rate is close to neutral today.
October 3, 2018. Welcoming Remarks. Given at the Sixth 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).
October 1, 2018. Article. "The Risk of Yield Curve Inversion—and How to Avoid It," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2018. This article also appeared in the St. Louis Fed On the Economy blog, October 2, 2018.
September 21, 2018. Presentation. "Optimal Monetary Policy for the Masses," Swiss National Bank Research Conference 2018, Current Monetary Policy Challenges, Zurich, Switzerland.
Presentation (pdf).
September 12, 2018. Presentation. "What Is the Best Strategy for Extending the U.S. Economy’s Expansion?" CFA Society Chicago—Distinguished Speaker Series Breakfast, Chicago, Ill.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.

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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