2016 Homer Jones Memorial Lecture

April 6, 2016

Welcoming Remarks by James Bullard

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard welcomed attendees to the annual lecture and introduced this year's speaker, Lawrence H. Summers, one of the country's most influential economists and policymakers.

Text version of President Bullard's welcoming remarks »

Lecture by Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers gave the 2016 Homer Jones Memorial Lecture on "Secular Stagnation and Monetary Policy."

Q&A Session

Following the presentation, Lawrence H. Summers conducted a Q&A session with the audience.

Read the article in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review: Secular Stagnation and Monetary Policy.

Dr. Summers has helped steer the United States through national and international financial crises over the past two decades. He did so while serving as director of the National Economic Council (Obama administration), as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Clinton administration) and as chief economist at the World Bank.

Summers is president emeritus and a distinguished professor at Harvard University, and he directs the university's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

About the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture Series

The St. Louis Fed's annual Homer Jones Memorial Lecture honors those who exemplify the highest qualities of leadership in economics and public policy. Jones (1906-1986) was a longtime research director at the St. Louis Fed, playing a major role in developing the St. Louis Fed as a leader in monetary research and statistics.

Watch past lectures and learn more about the series »

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