Lael Brainard - Federal Reserve System


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The combination of low interest rates and low unemployment that would prevail during the inflation overshooting period could well spark capital markets to overextend, leading to financial
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Oct 12 2017 Unemployment
Lael Brainard has been quoted in 25 different articles. Most recently, Lael Brainard has been quoted saying, “The kind of policy framework that Bernanke proposes, which pre-commits to implementing the makeup principle based on the actual observed performance of inflation during a lower bound episode, could guard against premature liftoff and help prevent the erosion of longer-term inflation expectations.” in an article called Fed's Brainard sees merits to allowing higher inflation after future recessions. This is only one of 48 quotes from Lael Brainard. To see more examples Lael Brainard’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter Lael Brainard's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what Lael Brainard said about U.S. recently and in the past.
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Aug 24 2017

We really do have to be focused on the kinds of policies that can reconnect those people to the

Aug 23 2017

For the first time in many years, we are seeing signs of synchronized economic expansions at home and

Jul 11 2017

In my view, the neutral level of the federal funds rate is likely to remain close to zero in real terms over the medium term. If that is the case, we would not have much more additional work to do on moving to a neutral stance. I will want to monitor inflation developments carefully, and to move cautiously on further increases in the federal funds rate, so as to help guide inflation back up around our symmetric

Jun 07 2017

Underwriting appears to be quite lax last year in subprime auto lending. Delinquencies rates suggest some borrowers are struggling to keep up with

May 30 2017

Predictability, precision, and clarity of communications all argue in favor of focusing policy on the federal funds rate as the single active tool. The balance sheet essentially would remain subordinate to the federal funds

May 30 2017

It would be reasonable to conclude that further removal of accommodation will likely be appropriate soon. The apparent lack of progress in moving core inflation back to 2 percent is a source of

May 30 2017

The puzzle today is why inflation appears to be slowing at a time when most forecasters place the economy at or near full

May 30 2017

On balance, when assessing economic activity and its likely evolution, it would be reasonable to conclude that further removal of accommodation will likely be appropriate soon. If the soft inflation data persist, that would be concerning and, ultimately, could lead me to reassess the appropriate path of policy. For the first time in many years, we are seeing signs of synchronized economic expansions at home and

May 25 2017

The global economy is brighter than it has been for the last few

Mar 13 2017

Recent developments suggest that the macro economy may be at a transition, full employment within reach, signs of progress on our inflation mandate, and a favorable shift in the balance of risks at home and

Mar 02 2017

After being an important constraint in the past few years, the external environment currently appears more benign than it has been for some time, even though risks remain. Assuming continued progress, it will likely be appropriate soon to remove additional accommodation, continuing on a gradual

Jan 17 2017

If fiscal policy changes lead to a more rapid elimination of slack, policy adjustment would, all else being equal, likely be more

Jan 17 2017

Full employment is within reach and could prove sustainable with the right policy

Dec 02 2016 - Fintech

There are more serious and lasting consequences for a consumer who gets, for instance, an unsustainable loan on his or her smartphone than for a consumer who downloads the wrong movie or listens to a bad

Dec 02 2016 - Fintech

Run fast and break things' may be a popular mantra in the technology space. It is ill-suited to an arena that depends on trust and

Nov 17 2016

For monetary policy, the growth of contingent work affects the way we assess maximum employment and the way we interpret important labor market outcomes, such as the level of part-time employment and aggregate hours worked. The effects on the labor market could be long lasting and

Nov 17 2016

Taking into account the potentially varied effects of the rising prevalence of gig work on household welfare, public policy should strive to maximize the benefits of the greater flexibility and lower entry barriers provided by advances in technology, while addressing the risks that currently accompany many forms of gig

Oct 12 2016 - Blockchain

We are paying close attention to distributed ledger technology, or blockchain, recognizing this may represent the most significant development in many years in payments, clearing and

Oct 07 2016 - Blockchain

Potential applications are in their infancy, and the industry may still be several years away from an application that is ready to be fully

Oct 07 2016 - Blockchain

We recognize the potential of distributed ledger technology, or blockchain, to transform the way financial market participants transfer, store, and maintain

Sep 12 2016

The case to tighten policy preemptively is less

Sep 12 2016

The response of inflation to unexpected strength in demand will likely be modest and gradual, requiring a correspondingly moderate policy

Sep 12 2016

To reconcile these developments, it is difficult not to conclude that the current level of the federal funds rate is less accommodative today than it would have been 10 years

Sep 12 2016

Foreign consumption and investment are weak, while foreign demand for savings is high, along with an elevated demand for safe

Sep 12 2016

Perhaps most salient for monetary policy, it appears increasingly clear that the neutral rate of interest remains considerably and persistently lower than it was before the

Sep 12 2016

I believe this approach has served us well in recent months, helping to support continued gains in employment and progress on

Sep 12 2016

Disinflation pressure and weak demand from abroad will likely weigh on the U.S. outlook for some time, and fragility in global markets could again pose risks here at

Sep 12 2016

The institution is designed to ensure independence from the executive

Jun 24 2016

The feedback loop through exchange rate and financial market channels appears to be elevated. Several factors suggest that the appropriate path to return monetary policy to a neutral stance could turn out to be quite

Jun 03 2016

The fragility of the global economic environment is unlikely to resolve any time soon. Growth in the advanced economies remains dependent on extraordinary unconventional monetary policy accommodation, while conventional policy continues to be constrained by the zero lower

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