The Homer Jones Memorial Lecture honors a man who exemplified the highest qualities of leadership in economics and public policy. As research director and later 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. The first lecture was held in 1987.
Information about the 2019 lecture will be posted here as it becomes available.
For the 2018 lecture, Dr. Kristin Forbes presented "How Have Shanghai, Saudi and Supply Chains Affected U.S. Inflation Dynamics?" This discussion covered how globalization may have affected the inflation process. Forbes is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee for the Bank of England—serving during the historic Brexit vote—and a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Watch her lecture below.
Links to videos from past lectures include opening remarks from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard and more information about the speakers. Past lectures are also published in the St. Louis Fed's Review.
Learn more about the history of the lecture series, including all past lectures published in Review.