Chicago Economics Society Presents James Bullard
January 30, 2015: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
U.S. Monetary Policy in the Age of Quantitative Easing
New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, New York
As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, James Bullard participates in the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which will hold its first meeting of 2015 on January 27-28. The FOMC blackout period on public discussion by all Federal Reserve Bank employees ends on Thursday, January 29. Friday, January 30, is the first date President Bullard will be able to give public remarks and share insights on Federal Reserve Bank policy. This is a rare opportunity to get the news about the news after reading the morning's papers.
Dr. Bullard joined the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in 1990 as an economist, becoming president in 2008. In the wake of the financial crisis, he supported quantitative easing and warned about the possibility of the United States falling into a Japanese-style deflationary trap. He has also argued that the U.S. output gap may not be as large as many estimates suggest.
A native of Forest Lake, MN, Bullard earned his doctorate in economics from Indiana University in Bloomington.
$45/person (includes one-hour open bar)
Alexandria Schultz, AM'13