Dr. Kristin Forbes spoke May 16, 2018, at the St. Louis Fed's Homer Jones Memorial Lecture. Forbes presented "How Have Shanghai, Saudi and Supply Chains Affected U.S. Inflation Dynamics?" a discussion regarding how globalization may have affected the inflation process.
Forbes is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee for the Bank of England – serving during the historic Brexit vote – and a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. She has been honored as one of the top 25 economists under 45 who are "shaping how we think about the global economy," as well as one of the 1,000 "most influential" Londoners. The World Economic Forum also named her a "Young Global Leader."
The St. Louis Fed’s 2017 annual report, “Unconventional: A Policymaker’s Reflections on Crisis to Recovery,” recounts the past decade’s transition from financial crisis to recovery through the lens of James Bullard, who marked his 10th anniversary as president and CEO of the St. Louis Fed on April 1, 2018. In conversations with fellow economists and Fed staff, Bullard shared his experience as a monetary policymaker, an academic and a CEO during a period he describes as “anything but ordinary.”