Janet L. Yellen's Speeches

Presidents Speeches

Speeches by former President Janet L. Yellen, now serving as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors

2010

The Outlook for the Economy1

Presentation to Financial Executives International
San Francisco, CA

April 15, 2010

The Outlook for the Economy and Inflation, and the Case for Federal Reserve Independence1

Presentation to Town Hall Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

March 23, 2010

The Outlook for the Economy and Monetary Policy1

Presentation to the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
School of Business Administration, University of San Diego
San Diego, CA

February 22, 2010

2009

Linkages between Monetary and Regulatory Policy: Lessons from the Crisis1

Presentation to The Institute of Regulation & Risk, North Asia
Hong Kong 

November 17, 2009

The Outlook for the Economy and Real Estate1

Presentation to the Phoenix Chapter of Lambda Alpha International
Phoenix, AZ 

November 10, 2009

The Outlook for Recovery in the U.S. Economy1

Presentation to the San Francisco Society of Certified Financial Analysts
San Francisco, CA

September 14, 2009

Outlook for the U.S. Economy and Community Banks 1

Presentation to the Oregon Bankers Association Annual Convention with
the Idaho Bankers Association
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

July 28, 2009

A View of the Economic Crisis and the Federal Reserve’s Response 1

Presentation to the Commonwealth Club of California
San Francisco, CA

June 30, 2009

Closing Panel Presentation

Panel discussion for the Federal Reserve Board/Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (JMCB) conference on "Financial Markets and Monetary Policy"
Washington D.C.

June 5, 2009

Issues Raised by the Credit Crunch and Global Recession1

Videoconference Presentation to the Australian Business Economists

May 6, 2009

Issues Raised by the Credit Crunch and Global Recession1

Presentation to the Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley
Dean’s Speaker Series

May 5, 2009

A Minsky Meltdown: Lessons for Central Bankers1

Presentation to the 18th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies—“Meeting the Challenges of the Financial Crisis”
Organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College New York City

April 16, 2009

The Uncertain Economic Outlook and the Policy Responses1

Presentation to the Forecasters Club of New York
New York, NY

March 25, 2009

Discussion of “Oil and the Macroeconomy: Lessons for Monetary Policy”1

Presentation to the 2009 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum conducted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Brandeis International Business School
New York, New York

February 27, 2009

The Economic Outlook for 2009 and Community Banks1

Presentation to the 128th Assembly for Bank Directors
Big Island, Hawaii

February 6, 2009

The Outlook for 2009: Economic Turmoil and Policy Responses1

Presentation to the Financial Women’s Association
San Francisco, CA

January 15, 2009

U.S. Monetary Policy Objectives in the Short and Long Run1

Presentation to the Andrew Brimmer Policy Forum
IBEFA/ASSA Meeting
San Francisco, CA

January 4, 2009

Comments on “The Revival of Fiscal Policy”1

Presentation to the Annual AEA/ASSA Conference
San Francisco, CA

January 4, 2009

2008

The Mortgage Meltdown, Financial Markets, and the Economy1

Speech to UCLA Symposium at UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California

October 30, 2008

The Financial System and the Economy1

Speech to the Silicon Valley Chapter of Financial Executives International
Palo Alto, CA

October 14, 2008

The U.S. Economic Situation and the Challenges for Monetary Policy1

Speech to Community Leaders Luncheon at the Los Angeles Rotary Club
Los Angeles, California

September 5, 2008

The U.S. Economic Situation and the Challenges for Monetary Policy1

Speech to Community Leaders Luncheon
Salt Lake City, Utah

September 4, 2008

Stabilizing Communities-Addressing the Negative Impacts of Foreclosure

Keynote speech to FRBSF Conference: Recovery, Renewal, Rebuilding – a Federal Reserve Conference Series
Los Angeles, CA

PDF presentation charts (1.2MB)

July 15, 2008

Risks and Prospects for the U.S. Economy1

Speech to Community Leaders Luncheon
Portland, Oregon

July 10, 2008

Risks and Prospects for the U.S. Economy1

Speech to the University of California San Diego Economics Roundtable
San Diego, California

July 7, 2008

Credit, Housing, Commodities, and the Economy1

Speech to the Northern California Regional Financial Planning Conference
San Francisco, California

Presentation charts (pdf, 328 kb)

President Yellen presented similar remarks to the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute Annual Conference in Vancouver on May 13, 2008.

May 27, 2008

Credit, Housing, Commodities, and the Economy1

Speech to the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, Annual Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia

May 13, 2008

The Economy: Where Are We and What Will Happen Next? 1

Speech to the Bay Area Council 18th Annual Outlook Conference
Alameda, California

April 16, 2008

The Financial Markets, Housing, and the Economy1

Speech to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Stanford, California

April 3, 2008

2008 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

Opening Remarks to the 2008 National Interagency
Community Reinvestment Conference
San Francisco, California

March 31, 2008

Panel discussion of William R. White “Globalisation and the Determinants of Domestic Inflation” *

Panel discussion of William R. White “Globalisation and the Determinants of Domestic Inflation”
Presentation to the Banque de France International Symposium on Globalisation, Inflation and Monetary Policy
Paris, France

March 7, 2008

Prospects for the U.S. Economy in 2008

Speech to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Group
San Francisco, California

February 12, 2008

Prospects for the Economy in 2008

Speech to the Chartered Financial Analysts of Hawaii                           
Honolulu, Hawaii

February 7, 2008

2007

The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy1

Speech to the Seattle Community Development Roundtable and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees
Seattle, Washington

December 3, 2007

Policymaker Roundtable

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Conference: "John Taylor’s Contributions to Monetary Theory and Policy"

October 12, 2007

Recent Financial Developments and the U.S. Economic Outlook1

Speech to Town Hall – Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

October 9, 2007

Implications of Behavioral Economics for Monetary Policy1

Panel on: “Behavioral Economics and Economic Policy in the Past and Future”
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Conference: “Implications of Behavioral Economics for Economic Policy”
Boston, Massachusetts
This paper forms the basis for President Janet L. Yellen's remarks for the panel on "Behavioral Economics and Economic Policy in the Past and Future."

September 28, 2007

Recent Financial Developments and the U.S. Economic Outlook1

Speech to the National Association for Business Economics
San Francisco, California

September 10, 2007

The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy

Speech to a Community Leaders Luncheon
Anchorage, Alaska
President Janet L. Yellen presented similar remarks to the First Annual Conference of the Risk Management Institute (via video conference) on July 5, 2007.

July 12, 2007

The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy

Speech to the First Annual Conference of the Risk Management Institute
Singapore via video-conference

July 5, 2007

Panel discussion: The State of the Global Economy/Current International Economic Policy

Presentation to a conference celebrating Professor Rachel McCulloch: “Is Free Trade Still Optimal in the 21st Century?”
Panel discussion: The State of the Global Economy/Current International Economic Policy
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

June 15, 2007

The U.S. Economy: Prospects and a Puzzle Revisited

Speech to the Money Marketeers of New York University
New York, New York

April 26, 2007

Community Development: Opportunities in Low-income and Minority Communities

Speech to the Greenlining Institute’s 14th Annual Economic Development Summit
Los Angeles, California

April 19, 2007

The U.S. Economy in 2007

Speech at Sacramento State University’s College of Business Administration Executive Speaker Series,
Co-hosted with the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Sacramento
Sacramento, California
President Janet L. Yellen presented similar remarks to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group on February 21, 2007.

February 23, 2007

The U.S. Economy in 2007

Speech to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Santa Clara, California

February 21, 2007

The Asian Financial Crisis Ten Years Later: Assessing the Past and Looking to the Future

Speech to the Asia Society of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

February 6, 2007

The U.S. Economy in 2007: Prospects and Puzzles

Speech to the Joint Rotary Clubs of Reno and the East Bay (SF Bay Area)
Reno, Nevada
President Janet L. Yellen presented similar remarks to the Arizona Council on Economic Education on January 17, 2007.

January 22, 2007

The U.S. Economy in 2007: Prospects and Puzzles

Speech to the Arizona Council on Economic Education
Scottsdale, Arizona

January 17, 2007

2006

Exploring the Valley’s Unbanked Opportunity

Speech to the Central Valley Banking Forum
Fresno, California

November 14, 2006

Economic Inequality in the United States

Speech to the Center for the Study of Democracy
2006-2007 Economics of Governance Lecture
University of California, Irvine

November 6, 2006

Prospects for the U.S. Economy

Speech to the Hong Kong Association of Northern California
San Francisco, California
President Janet L. Yellen presented similar remarks to the California Independent Bankers 16th Annual Convention in Laguna Beach, California on October 9, 2006.

October 16, 2006

Prospects for the U.S. Economy

Speech to California Independent Bankers 16th Annual Convention
Laguna Beach, California

October 9, 2006

Prospects for the U.S. Economy

Speech to the Emeryville Chamber of Commerce
Emeryville, California
President Janet L. Yellen presented similar remarks at a Community Leaders Luncheon in Boise, Idaho, on September 7, 2006.

September 12, 2006

Prospects for the U.S. Economy

Speech to a Community Outreach Luncheon
Boise, Idaho

September 7, 2006

Prospects for the U.S. Economy

Speech at the Golden Gate University Speakers Series
San Francisco, California

July 31, 2006

Monetary Policy in a Global Environment

Speech at The Euro and the Dollar in a Globalized Economy Conference
U.C. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

May 27, 2006

Prospects for the Economy

Presentation to the Bay Area Council 2006 Outlook Conference
San Jose, California

April 18, 2006

Welcoming Remarks

Welcoming remarks to the 2006 National Community Reinvestment Conference
Green Valley Ranch, Las Vegas, NV

March 20, 2006

The U.S Economy in 2006

Speech before an Australian Business Economists luncheon
Sydney, Australia via satellite link from San Francisco

March 15, 2006

Enhancing Fed Credibility

Luncheon Keynote Speech to the Annual Washington Policy Conference Sponsored by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE)
Washington D.C.

March 13, 2006

2006: A Year of Transition at the Federal Reserve

Presentation to the Los Angeles Chapter, National Association for Business Economics (NABE)
Los Angeles, CA

January 19, 2006

2005

The U.S Economy: 2005 in Review and Prospects for 2006

Presentation to the California Chamber of Commerce San Francisco, CA

December 2, 2005

Housing Bubbles and Monetary Policy

Presentation to the Fourth Annual Haas Gala
San Francisco, CA
Note: These remarks are based closely on a portion of those President Yellen presented on September 27, 2005, in London to the Conference on U.S. Monetary Policy convened by the European Economics and Financial Centre.

October 21, 2005

Update on the U.S. Economy

Presentation to a Salt Lake City Community Leaders Luncheon
Salt Lake City, Utah

October 18, 2005

The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy

Presentation to the members of Parliament at the Conference on US Monetary Policy convened by the European Economics and Financial Centre
London, England

September 27, 2005

Views on the Economy and Implications for Monetary Policy

San Diego Community Leaders' Luncheon
San Diego, California

September 8, 2005

Views on the Economy and Implications for Monetary Policy

Portland Community Leaders’ Luncheon
Portland, Oregon

July 29, 2005

Policymaking on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC): Transparency and Continuity

Presentation to the Bank of Japan’s 12th International Conference of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies
Tokyo, Japan
by Janet L. Yellen, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
For delivery May 31, 2005, 2 P.M. Tokyo, Japan, 10 P.M. (May 30) Pacific Daylight Time, 1 A.M. (May 31) Eastern

May 31, 2005

Challenges for Policymaking in a Changing Global Economy

Presentation to the Bank of Korea’s International Conference 2005 on The Effectiveness of Stabilization Policies
Seoul, Korea

May 27, 2005

Thoughts on the Economy and the Banking Sector

Presentation to the Western Independent Bankers Association Annual Conference
Kauai, Hawaii

March 14, 2005

Prospects for the U.S. Economy

Presentation to the University of California at Berkeley Boalt School Alumni
San Francisco, California

March 2, 2005

The U.S. Economic Outlook

Presentation to the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

February 11, 2005

The U.S. Economic Outlook

Presentation to the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

January 20, 2005

2004

The U.S. Economic Outlook: A Monetary Policymaker’s Perspective

Presentation to Securities Analysts of San Francisco and Global Association of Risk Professionals
Phoenix, Arizona

December 1, 2004

Perspectives on the National Economy and Monetary Policy

Presentation to Securities Analysts of San Francisco and Global Association of Risk Professionals
San Francisco, California

October 21, 2004

Remarks on the U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy

President's Speech
Presentation to a Seattle Community Leaders Luncheon
Seattle, Washington

September 9, 2004

Stabilization Policy: A Reconsideration

This paper forms the basis for Janet Yellen's Presidential address to the Western Economic Association International Delivered July 1, 2004, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

July 1, 2004