Homer Jones Memorial Lecture

This memorial lecture series is named for Homer Jones, 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, 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 lecture on Nov. 2, 2023, Isabel Schnabel, an economist and member of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB), shared her research on inflation and the factors that could determine the pace with which inflation returns to 2% in the “last mile” of monetary policy. Schnabel is responsible for market operations, research and statistics at the ECB. She is also a council member of the European Economic Association and research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and CESifo. St. Louis Fed Interim President and CEO Kathleen O’Neill Paese gave welcoming remarks.

Her lecture was later featured in Review, a scholarly publication from the St. Louis Fed.

Also: Watch all videos from the 2023 lecture.

Past Homer Jones Memorial Lectures

Videos include opening remarks. Past lectures are also featured in the St. Louis Fed's scholarly publication, Review.

Learn more about the history of the lecture series, including all past lectures published in Review.

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