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March 9, 2016

Monetary Policy
Is a Little Turbulence a Threat to Growth?

The minutes of the FOMC’s January 26-27 meeting mention financial “market turbulence” five times, and report that members discussed its potential to “restrain U.S. economic activity.” Chair Janet …

Is a Little Turbulence a Threat to Growth?

January 29, 2015

United States
Janet Napolitano Looks Back on Border Control, Cyber Policy, and Leadership in Homeland Security

Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), joins CFR Board Member Mary McInnis Boies, to discuss Napolitano’…

April 2, 2015

Monetary Policy
Is the Fed Gonna Tighten Like It’s 1994? Or 2004?

How will the Fed raise rates once it starts?  Gradually, in small steps?  Faster, with larger steps? In 2012, before becoming Fed chair, Janet Yellen argued for a later first rate-hike than would…

Is the Fed Gonna Tighten Like It’s 1994? Or 2004?

December 16, 2014

Monetary Policy
What Did the Greenspan Fed Do with Its “Considerable Time” Pledge in ’04?

The big question for the December 16-17 FOMC meeting is whether to drop the pledge to keep rates at near-zero for a “considerable time.” Prior to the last meeting in October, two-thirds of primary…

What Did the Greenspan Fed Do with Its “Considerable Time” Pledge in ’04?

October 10, 2013

Global
Foreign Affairs Media Call on the Nomination of Janet Yellen to Chair the Federal Reserve

Harvard University professor and economist Martin S. Feldstein and Peterson Institute for International Economics President Adam S. Posen discuss the nomination of Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Jan…

August 18, 2014

Monetary Policy
Bullard Has Fed History on His Side in Rate-Hike Debate with Yellen

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard has moved decisively and vocally from the dove to hawk camp over the past year, and is now predicting a rate hike in the first quarter of next year – in contr…

Bullard Has Fed History on His Side in Rate-Hike Debate with Yellen

July 10, 2014

Monetary Policy
Yellen vs. Bullard on Wages and Inflation: Who Is Right?

Wage growth is “not a threat to inflation,” Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on June 18.  “[With] our 2 percent inflation objective, we could see wages growing at a more rapid rate” before having to wo…

Yellen vs. Bullard on Wages and Inflation: Who Is Right?

December 9, 2011

Global Governance
Napolitano: Securing the U.S. through International Cooperation

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses the importance of bilateral and multilateral security efforts with CFR’s James M. Lindsay.

December 9, 2011

United States
International Security Partnerships and Our Shared Responsibility: A Conversation with Janet Napolitano

U.S. secretary of homeland security Janet Napolitano discusses the Department of Homeland Security's work with international partners to strengthen global travel and trade networks, while addressing …

December 9, 2011

United States
International Security Partnerships and Our Shared Responsibility: A Conversation with Janet Napolitano

Upon her return from the G6+1 meeting of interior ministers in Paris, as well as visits with counterparts in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, please join U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet …