General discussion: modeling inflation after the crisis
General discussion: monetary policy and stock market booms
Remarks on the Outlook, Monetary Policy, and Supporting a Vibrant Economy
The following topics were covered: 1) financial stability; 2) monetary policy and the macroeconomic outlook; 3) financial infrastructure and payments services; and 4) community economic development and opportunity.
Remarks at the Women’s Leadership Conference with the Vermont Bankers Association
The speech touched on three topics: 1) the economy and monetary policy; 2) the Boston Fed; and 3) thoughts on leadership challenges and opportunities, especially for women.
Remarks at the 22nd Annual Regional and Community Banker’s Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President & CEO Susan M. Collins participated in the Bank’s 22nd Annual Regional & Community Bankers Conference. In her remarks, President Collins says inflation is still taking a toll across New England, but the Fed sees evidence that inflation is moderating. The impacts of the pandemic remain unusual, and that means a high degree of uncertainty will be an inescapable part of the near-term policymaking environment, necessitating patience. She also says the region’s banking industry plays an essential role, serving communities and providing households and ...
Reflections on Phasing Policy Amidst (Pandemic) Uncertainty: the 2023 Goldman Lecture in Economics at Wellesley College
In her remarks, President Collins focuses on economic policymaking under uncertainty. She discusses the making of monetary policy in the current cycle, where the recent pandemic and its aftermath figure so prominently and create particular uncertainty. President Collins also offers some takeaways to students about learning and careers.
Full Employment: A Broad-Based, Inclusive Goal: Opening Remarks at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s 67th Economic Conference, “Rethinking Full Employment"
Susan Collins emphasized that the two aspects of the Fed’s dual mandate are complementary. A challenge for the Fed, explored at this conference, is how to operationalize a broad concept of full employment when setting monetary policy. She emphasized the connection between the full employment goal and the Fed’s role in fostering a vibrant economy that works for everyone. A better understanding of the behavior of labor force participation is important if the Fed is to meet both its full-employment and price-stability goals. It is essential to examine factors that could limit people from ...
Monetary Policy Challenges in the Pandemic Recovery
President Collins shared charts with graduate students and faculty at an economics seminar at Harvard University, covering aspects of the economy she recently discussed at Wellesley College and as part of the Boston Fed’s 22nd Annual Regional & Community Bankers Conference.
Perspectives on the Economy: Remarks at the Annual Convention of the Maine Bankers Association
Susan Collins shared her views about the economic outlook and monetary policy. Then she provided a few perspectives on banking in New England and in particular Maine – highlighting the importance of banks of all sizes to a vibrant, inclusive economy. She ended with a few points about the Fed’s work across the region, and the shared opportunities to collaborate in the public interest.