James Bullard - Federal Reserve Bank


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If you are going to have an inflation target you should defend it. If you say you are going to hit the inflation target then you should try to hit it and maintain credibility.feedback
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Oct 12 2017
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James Bullard quotes

Jun 29 2017 - London

But if you want to go it alone in this environment you have to really have data that's coming in strong behind you and justifying what you want to do.feedback

May 26 2017

This is not as severe as the 1990s Japanese experience, but it is worrisome.feedback

May 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

The Trump campaign was unusual, unconventional ... and you expected an unconventional president. You have more volatility than you are used to in the policy sphere. At least for 2017 I don't see this as having particular implications that I can draw at this point.feedback

May 19 2017

On balance, the U.S. macroeconomic data have been relatively weak since the March...meeting. U.S. inflation and inflation expectations have surprised to the downside in recent months. Labor market improvement has slowed.feedback

May 08 2017

I don't think there was much risk once the final candidates were chosen. There did not seem to be much price reaction.feedback

May 08 2017

The policy rate is approximately at an appropriate setting today.feedback

May 05 2017

We should have gotten going on this a while ago.feedback

May 05 2017

We've delayed a little bit too long in reducing the size of the balance sheet. The current rate is reasonable, given the current situation. If they want to go one more time, that would be fine.feedback

Mar 24 2017

One hike here or there is not the issue.feedback

Mar 24 2017

I'm here to tell you, don't fear the robots.feedback

Feb 09 2017

Whether the new administration's policies represent a 'regime shift' depends on whether these policies will have a sustained impact on productivity.feedback

Feb 09 2017

A relatively low policy rate will remain appropriate. It does not appear that undue inflationary pressure is building so far.feedback

Jan 12 2017

Any effects from the new administration's policies are only likely to be observed in 2018 and 2019.feedback

Dec 05 2016

The economy is not in recession today, so these policies should not be viewed as countercyclical measures.feedback

Dec 05 2016

If you put the right public capital in place it could improve productivity and you would have a higher trend growth rate.feedback

Nov 21 2016

If inflation were at 15 percent like it was in the 1980s, there would perhaps be a reason to say that something isn't right and it has to be changed. But that is not the case today.feedback

Nov 21 2016

The transition team of the president-elect has said that it wants to protect the independence of the Fed.feedback

Nov 18 2016 - Immigration

Same with immigration. Even a successful immigration reform ... would change the composition of the labor force over time. That would be something that would have possibly a big impact but over five to ten years.feedback

Nov 18 2016

Markets are currently putting a high probability on a December move by the FOMC. I'm leaning towards supporting that.feedback

Nov 16 2016

A single policy-rate increase, possibly in December, may be sufficient to move monetary policy to a neutral setting.feedback

Nov 16 2016

Equities and foreign exchange rates have been re-priced, but are well within the experience of the past year.feedback

Nov 16 2016

There were a lot of predictions that if the election went the way of Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump then there would be great deal of volatility, but that has not materialised so far.feedback

Nov 10 2016

If there is a change of regime, monetary policy would have to adjust.feedback

Oct 24 2016

With real safe rates of return exceptionally low and not expected to rise soon, interest rates should be expected to stay exceptionally low during the forecast horizon.feedback

Oct 10 2016

There seems to be no urgency now to reduce the size (of the Fed's balance sheet).feedback

Aug 23 2016 - Federal Reserve

We still have got this disconnect between markets and the Fed.feedback

Jul 15 2016

In the aftermath of Brexit people want to wait and see and I'm happy to go with that for now. There's really no rush.feedback

Jun 17 2016

An older narrative that the Bank has been using since the financial crisis ended has now likely outlived its usefulness, and so it is being replaced by a new narrative. The hallmark of the new narrative is to think of medium- and longer-term macroeconomic outcomes in terms of regimes.feedback

May 30 2016

This is not too surprising given our liftoff in December and the policy of the committee which has been to try to normalise rates slowly and gradually over time. So my idea is that if all goes well this will come off very smoothly.feedback

May 26 2016

I don't think I'd want to commit to a particular number. The labor market reports have many different aspects to them and you'd have to look at the totality of the report.feedback

May 26 2016

It would take a very dire report to undo all the charts that I showed you and say that the labor markets were not strong, all of a sudden.feedback

May 26 2016

I do not think Brexit is the global financial event that it's being made out to be.feedback

May 26 2016

Even if there's a leave vote, all that means is that you would restart trade negotiations and this would lead to new trade arrangements. I think that there's a lot of continuity between the day before the Brexit vote and the day after.feedback

May 26 2016

I'm keeping an open mind, I want to look at the data as it's available at the meeting.feedback

May 25 2016

The Fed has moved during political cycles in the past. the central bank started a tightening cycle during the 2004 presidential election year.feedback

May 25 2016

Monetary policy is largely independent of the political process. And one of the things I think is you can't win an election by talking about whether the Fed should move right or move left.feedback

May 23 2016

This is an important factor supporting the FOMC view on the expected path of the policy rate.feedback

May 05 2016

If unconventional monetary policy is ineffective, then the global equilibrium may be overly volatile.feedback

Mar 24 2016

As it turns out, the decision to pause seems to have put more weight on the global and U.S. growth downgrade. The relatively minor downgrades... suggest that the next rate increase may not be far off provided that the economy evolves as expected.feedback

Mar 23 2016

We didn't do it, so now we can look at April and see what the data look like when we get to April.feedback

Mar 23 2016

I'd like to see further stabilization in inflation expectations. They are stabilizing, I think that's a hopeful sign, and I hope they will continue to go up. They seem to be highly correlated with oil prices and that's disturbing.feedback

Feb 26 2016

What's worrying me is that ... it looks like a commitment, it looks like a freight train.feedback

Feb 25 2016

We are at a lower trend growth rate. The G-7 economies are not growing very fast. And China is slowing down, so you just don't have as much global growth as you once had.feedback

Feb 18 2016

Two important pillars of the 2015 case for U.S. monetary policy normalization have changed.feedback

Dec 17 2015

We try to get the best information we have… and we talk to everybody. But I don't think we have any better information than anybody else.feedback

Dec 17 2015

I don't think the Chinese government has that good information.feedback

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