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Homer Jones Memorial Lecture

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.

For the 2019 lecture, Dr. Carmen Reinhart provided a brief tour of near-term risks and long-run concerns for the global economy. Reinhart is the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School, and co-authored “This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly,” one of the most definitive books on financial crises. Watch her lecture below.

Also: Watch all videos from the 2019 lecture.

Past Homer Jones Memorial Lectures

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.