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James Bullard

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Dr. Bullard took office on April 1, 2008, as the twelfth chief executive of the Eighth District Federal Reserve Bank, at St. Louis. He is currently serving a full term that began March 1, 2011.

Dr. Bullard is a native of Forest Lake, Minnesota. He received a bachelor's degree in quantitative methods and information systems, and economics from St. Cloud State University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University in 1990.

Prior to becoming president, Dr. Bullard was vice president and deputy director of research for monetary analysis at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  He joined the Bank in 1990 as an economist in the Research Division.

Dr. Bullard's research has appeared in numerous professional journals, including the Journal of Monetary Economics; Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking; Journal of Economic Growth; and Journal of Economic Theory. He is currently an adjunct faculty member and Ph.D. adviser at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dr. Bullard is also a co-editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and a peer reviewer for more than two dozen periodicals and institutions.

St. Louis -- Eighth District

  • Head office at St. Louis, Missouri.

    Branch Banks at Little Rock, Arkansas; Louisville, Kentucky; and Memphis, Tennessee.

    Covers the state of Arkansas; 44 counties in southern Illinois; 24 counties in southern Indiana; 64 counties in western Kentucky; 39 counties in northern Mississippi; 71 counties in central and eastern Missouri; the city of St. Louis; and 21 counties in western Tennessee.

Last update: January 31, 2017