Opening the temple: annual report essay
In an essay in the 2011 annual report, San Francisco Fed President and CEO John C. Williams describes the Fed's move out of the shadows toward greater openness and transparency, the necessity for this change, and where there is more that can be done.
The San Francisco Fed and the West: a century of reinvention
John C. Williams and Sam Zuckerman explore how our region grew into an economic and cultural pacesetter for the world, and how the San Francisco Fed evolved to become part of a 21st century central banking system. The story offers important lessons on what it took for the West to become a force for economic progress during the past century and how the qualities rooted in the spirit of the region will be essential in the years ahead.
China in the global economy. SF Fed President John Williams talks with Zheng Liu, Mark Spiegel, and Fernanda Nechio of the international research team about China's economic slowdown and how it's affecting global economic activity
In the 2015 annual report, What We've Learned...and why it matters, we share our research findings about the slowdown in China's economic growth and its effects on the U.S. economy, emerging market economies, and global commodity markets. Cyclical and structural factors underlie the slowdown. We discuss the impact of trends in exports and investment, and the country's transformation from a manufacturing-based economy to a service-based economy. We believe China's days of 10 percent economic growth likely are over.
Does college matter?
A series of essays authored by San Francisco Fed President and CEO John C. Williams, Senior Vice President and Associate Director of Research Mary C. Daly, Research Associate Yifan Cao, and Senior Economic Education Manager Jody Hoff, argue that the answer to the questions 'Does college matter?' is a resounding yes.
What we’ve learned ... and why it matters. 2015 Annual Report President's Letter
2015 Annual Report President's Letter. Report consists of web-text, videos and podcasts, available at: http://www.frbsf.org/our-district/about/annual-report/annual-report-2015/#toc
Transforming financial services. Banking supervision’s Tracy Basinger explains why the intersection of finance and technology–fintech–is a matter of great importance and interest to the Fed
Innovations in technology are transforming relationships between the Fed, the banks we supervise, and their customers. In our 2015 annual report, What We've Learned?and why it matters, we explain how the Fed is poised to evolve alongside fintech innovations.