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May 15, 2024

Ten Years of Governance and Culture Reform: Taking Stock

The New York Fed convened its first event focused on culture in the financial services industry 10 years ago in the wake of the global financial crisis. The conference took place against a backdrop of low public trust in the industry after a series of scandals, including predatory lending, rogue trading, and rate rigging. Participants sought to understand the cultural drivers of misconduct and inspire positive change.

May 9, 2024

Teacher Professional Development: Demonstrating Economics Is Integral to Life

Two groups of about 10 teachers stood on opposite sides of the room, each holding a single playing card, their eyes focused on the empty space in the middle of the New York Fed’s Museum and Learning Center. The color of the card told each teacher if they were a buyer or a seller. At the signal, they sprinted into the market, calling out prices and trying to make deals.

May 3, 2024

Key Takeaways from President Williams’s Speech at the Hoover Monetary Policy Conference

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In remarks delivered at the Hoover Institution, New York Fed President John C. Williams discussed three key principles derived from monetary policy theory and experience that help guide central banks in achieving price stability.

April 11, 2024

Key Takeaways from President Williams’s Speech on the Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

In remarks delivered at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York’s annual symposium, New York Fed President John C. Williams discussed the progress made in restoring price stability to the economy, the work still needed to return inflation to 2 percent, and the trajectory of the Fed’s balance sheet.

April 9, 2024

A Focus on ‘Equitable’ and ‘Growth’ in Understanding the Economy

Though I only just joined the New York Fed in February, I’ve been closely following its equitable growth research for nearly five years. Recently, I spoke with researchers from a broad range of areas across the Federal Reserve System, including micro-, macro-, and financial economics, about why “equitable” and “growth” are important to our understanding of the economy. Given today’s release of our Equitable Growth Indicators, I want to share more broadly, in my view, why this work matters to us.

April 8, 2024

Building the CDFI Sector in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s community development financial institution (CDFI) sector has grown 15-fold over the last decade following a collaboration that brought together leaders from government, community development finance, and Puerto Rico’s credit unions, known as cooperativas.

April 4, 2024

Regional Visit Shows Housing Affordability, Infrastructure as Top Issues for Businesses and Communities on Long Island

On February 28, New York Fed President John C. Williams traveled to Long Island to hear from local stakeholders about economic conditions in the region. Long Island is part of the Federal Reserve’s Second District, which, in addition to New York State, includes Northern New Jersey; Fairfield County, Connecticut; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. During the daylong visit, President Williams met with government officials, business owners, and nonprofit and community leaders. Here are the key themes that emerged in the day’s meetings and discussions.

February 28, 2024

Key Takeaways from President Williams’s Speech on the Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

In remarks delivered during a regional visit to Long Island on February 28, 2024, New York Fed President John C. Williams discussed the progress made in restoring price stability to the economy, as well as the work still needed to return inflation to 2 percent.

February 21, 2024

Examining the Recent Inflation Episode, the Fed’s Response, and Effects on Markets

The rise in inflation following the COVID-19 pandemic was a global phenomenon, and it prompted many central banks to tighten monetary policy to bring inflation down. A recently published Centre for Economic Policy Research e-book, “Monetary Policy Responses to the Post-Pandemic Inflation,” provides a collection of viewpoints on the actions of central banks and their effects across various economies and markets.

January 19, 2024

The Future of the Treasury Cash Market in Focus at the 2023 U.S. Treasury Market Conference

At the ninth annual U.S. Treasury Market Conference, Josh Frost, from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, moderated a panel soliciting perspectives on the future of the Treasury cash market. The panel included representatives from two asset management firms, a primary dealer, and the New York Fed. 


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