john-williams-200x150

SF Fed President John C. Williams presented an upbeat view of the economy in a speech in Las Vegas and interviews with The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. Williams said a rate hike is likely by mid-2015 “assuming the economy progresses as anticipated.”

Features

Economic Letter

The Risks to the Inflation Outlook

Posted November 17, 2014

Projections that account for different policy tools used by the Fed suggest that inflation will remain low in the near future, despite some fears to the contrary. The odds of low inflation outweigh those of high inflation, which is the opposite of historical projections. An important factor holding down inflation is the persistent effects of the financial crisis.

FedViews

FedViews: November 13, 2014

Posted November 17, 2014

Kevin J. Lansing, research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, states his views on the current economy and the outlook.

Inflation Targeting and the Global Financial Crisis:  Successes and Challenges

Inflation Targeting and the Global Financial Crisis: Successes and Challenges

Posted October 31, 2014

Essay presentation to the South African Reserve Bank Conference on Fourteen Years of Inflation Targeting in South Africa and the Challenge of a Changing Mandate
Pretoria, South Africa

FOMC Statement

Posted September 17, 2014

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

Our District

Welcome to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the 12th District of the Federal Reserve System headquartered in San Francisco.

Meet Our President
President's Speeches
Learn About the SF Fed

Did You Know?

American Currency Exhibit

Our district houses one of the most significant currency exhibits in the world.