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Economy and Monetary Policy

Economy and Monetary Policy

  • Three Themes for Monetary Policy in 2019

    In St. Cloud, Minn., St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed three themes for monetary policy this year: low inflation expectations, weak feedback from labor markets to inflation, and a flattened yield curve.


  • Perspectives on 2019 Monetary Policy

    In Little Rock, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard outlined his perspective on monetary policy. He noted the FOMC has already been sufficiently pre-emptive over the last two years to contain upside inflation risk.


  • More on Modern Monetary Policy Rules

    Speaking in Indiana, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard further elaborated on updating a popular monetary policy rule to account for three important macroeconomic developments in recent decades.


  • Modernizing Monetary Policy Rules

    Speaking in Memphis, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed modernizing a popular monetary policy rule to account for three important macroeconomic developments since the 1980s.


  • Some Consequences of the U.S. Growth Surprise

    In Singapore, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the surprisingly strong performance of the U.S. economy relative to the FOMC’s March 2017 projection. This growth surprise has been a factor in allowing the FOMC to normalize its policy rate along a projected path, he said.


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    The Economics of Trade

    Learn the mechanics of trade, hear the research and get your questions answered at this Dialogue with the Fed event. B. Ravikumar, senior vice president and deputy research director, will discuss why economists back international trade and what research says about its effect on the U.S.


  • What Is the Best Strategy for Extending the U.S. Economy's Expansion?

    In Chicago, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed a possible strategy for extending the U.S. economic expansion. He said his preferred approach relies on placing more weight on financial market signals than has been customary in past U.S. monetary policy strategy.


  • How to Extend the U.S. Expansion: A Suggestion

    In New York, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard laid out a possible strategy for extending the U.S. economic expansion. The strategy relies on placing more weight on financial market signals, such as the slope of the yield curve and market-based inflation expectations, than is customary.


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    Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Central Banks

    Economist David Andolfatto covers the basics of blockchain technology, the underlying structure for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Additional topics include the role of central bank-issued digital currency and the impact it could have on our current payment system and the global economy.


  • Assessing the Risk of Yield Curve Inversion: An Update

    In Glasgow, Ky., St. Louis Fed President James Bullard talked about the possibility that the yield curve would invert, which he first discussed in a speech on Dec. 1, 2017. “Since then, events have transpired that have flattened the yield curve further, and imminent yield curve inversion in the U.S. has become a real possibility,” he said.