Remarks upon acceptance of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle
Mexico City, Mexico, February 17, 2015.
Remarks for Hoover Institution Monetary Policy Conference
Remarks given on May 3, 2019, at Strategies for Monetary Policy: A Policy Conference hosted by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Economic Conditions and the Stance of Monetary Policy
An essay by Robert S. Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Suggestions after a decade at the Fed (with Reference to Paul Volcker, Roosa Boys, Hogwarts, the Death Star, Ebenezer Scrooge, Mae West, Herb Kelleher, Worms and Camels, Peter Weir, Charles Kindleberger, Pope Francis and Secretariat)
Remarks before the Economic Club of New York, New York City, February 11, 2015.
In the lap of the gods
Remarks at the Greater Dallas Chamber Annual State of Technology Luncheon, Dallas, Texas, October 2, 2007. ; "We live in a time when it is fashionable to look at all glasses as half full. Chicken Little rules the roost of economic prognostication. The innovators in this room know differently."
Back from the abyss: now what?
Remarks before the 125th Annual Convention of the Texas Bankers Association, San Antonio, Texas, May 15, 2009 ; "The most recent reports indicate that job losses may be slowing; trucking companies--a group often looked to as a leading indicator--report a slight pickup in sales; purchasing managers are reporting that the pace of decline in new orders has abated; and retail sales are getting slightly less worse. These are encouraging signs. But we are not out of the woods. We have miles to go before we sleep."
Labor omnia vincit (labor conquers all things)
"You need to dream of big things. But dreaming will not suffice. To succeed, you must work. If you are willing to work hard, you will achieve your goals. That is all you need to remember of this graduation speech." ; Commencement Address to Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida, May 17, 2008.
Comments on the current financial crisis (an abridged version)
Remarks before the 2009 Global Supply Chain Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, March 4, 2009. ; "If, in the process of doing what is right and proper by confining its activity to its singular purpose, the Federal Reserve becomes a 'nuisance,' so be it. The Fed under Paul Volcker's leadership was certainly a 'nuisance,' but you would be hard-pressed to find anyone alive today who would argue the fact that the Volcker Fed pulled the nation from the precipice of economic calamity. It is important that the Federal Reserve be left to do its job and no more."