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Asian Investment Conference 2022

James Bullard

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis

Mohamed El-Erian

James Bullard is President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (the Fed). In addition, he is on the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which meets regularly to set the direction of U.S. monetary policy. He also oversees the Fed’s Eighth District, including activities at the St. Louis headquarters and its branches in Little Rock, Arkansas, Louisville, Kentucky, and Memphis, Tennessee.

Mr. Bullard is a noted economist and scholar, and his positions are founded on research-based thinking and an intellectual openness to new theories and explanations. He has often been an early voice for change regarding macroeconomic and monetary policy.

Mr. Bullard prioritizes public outreach and dialogue to help build a more transparent and accessible Fed. He regularly engages with many audiences – including academics, policymakers, business and labor organizations, charities, students and media, among other public groups – to discuss monetary policy and the U.S. economy and has helped to strengthen the regional Reserve Banks’ role as the voice of Main Street.

An active member of the community, Mr. Bullard serves on the board of directors of Concordance Academy of Leadership. In addition, he is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, a member of the editorial advisory board of the National Institute Economic Review and a member of the Central Bank Research Association’s senior council. He is an honorary professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also sits on the advisory council of the economics department, as well as several advisory boards.

Mr. Bullard received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Indiana University in Bloomington. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and in Quantitative Methods and Information Systems from St. Cloud State University.