Leading Federal Reserve Bank
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
James B. Bullard
James B. Bullard ’84 has been named
president and chief executive officer of the
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The native
of Forest Lake, Minn., earned his St. Cloud
State bachelor's degrees in economics and
quantitative methods and information systems.
The St. Louis bank is one of 12 regional
banks in the Federal Reserve System, which
formulates U.S. monetary policy, regulates state-chartered member
banks and bank holding companies, and provides payment
services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.
Bullard joined the research division in the St. Louis Federal
Reserve Bank in 1990. He holds a doctorate in economics from
Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a co-editor of the
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and a peer reviewer
for more than two dozen periodicals or institutions.
Bullard lives in the St. Louis area with his wife, Jane Callahan
’83, who is the public policy director for Parents as Teachers
National Center. The couple has two daughters.
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