Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President and CEO John C. Williams

San Francisco Fed President and CEO John C. Williams discusses the value of higher education as a foundation for lifelong learning. The arc of one's life and career choices are influenced by the continuous pursuit of knowledge, and even lessons that don't appear to have a pragmatic purpose are vital to our success later in life.

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FedViews: May 14, 2015

Posted May 18, 2015

Òscar Jordà, vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, states his views on the current economy and the outlook.

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The Puzzle of Weak First-Quarter GDP Growth

Posted May 18, 2015

The official estimate of real GDP growth for the first three months of 2015 was shockingly weak. However, such estimates in the past appear to have understated first-quarter growth fairly consistently, even though they are adjusted to try to account for seasonal patterns. Applying a second round of seasonal adjustment corrects this residual seasonality. After this correction, aggregate output grew much faster in the first quarter than reported.

Looking Forward, Forward Looking: The Path for Monetary Policy

Looking Forward, Forward Looking: The Path for Monetary Policy

Posted May 12, 2015

Presentation to the New York Association for Business Economics
New York, New York


Beige Book

Posted April 15, 2015

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

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