April 2, 2014
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard welcomes attendees to the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture. Bullard explains how three major milestones are being celebrated this year—the city of St. Louis' 250th anniversary, the 100th Anniversary of the Federal Reserve System and the 25th anniversary of the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture. Bullard gives a brief overview of the lecture series and provides a look at Homer Jones and his role in developing the St. Louis Fed as a leader in monetary research and statistics. Bullard concludes with an introduction of this year's Homer Jones Memorial Lecture Speaker—Robert E. Lucas Jr., Nobel Laureate and John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.
The Homer Jones Memorial Lecture Series honors those who exemplify the highest qualities of leadership in economics and public policy. As research director, and later as senior vice president at the St. Louis Fed, Homer Jones (1906-1986) played a major role in developing the Bank as a leader in monetary research and statistics.
For more information about the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture Series, please visit research.stlouisfed.org/conferences/homer/.
The Homer Jones Memorial Lecture Series is sponsored by: