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Fed Listens San Francisco 2019

Sustainability and Trade-offs of a Hot Economy: Fed Listens at the San Francisco Fed

The economy is close to the Federal Reserve’s employment and inflation goals, so now is a good time to consider how to keep it running smoothly in the future. This is the focus of the 2019 Fed Listens program, including a San Francisco Fed event on September 26 to discuss managing a hot economy.

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Economic Letter

The Risk of Returning to the Zero Lower Bound

Posted May 13, 2019

In light of the continuing economic expansion, it is relevant to ask how likely it is for the lower bound on interest rates to again become a constraint on monetary policy. Analysis using several different approaches suggests that there currently appears to be a low risk of the economy returning to the zero lower bound for at least the next several years.

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From the President

Bloom Where You’re Planted

May 12, 2019

Syracuse University Commencement
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Economic Outlook

April 16, 2019

Sylvain Leduc, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of April 11, 2019.

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Beige Book

April 17, 2019

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

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