WEEK AHEAD: With onset of October, all five FRB members offer public remarks in first week

Unbridled from the “blackout period” on public remarks associated with interest-rate-setting meetings, all five members of the Federal Reserve Board will make public remarks next week during the first week of October in seven different appearances. Here’s the rundown (all times are ET):

Tuesday (Oct. 1): Vice Chair Richard H. Clarida kicks off the Conference on “Nontraditional Data, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing in Macroeconomics” in Washington, D.C., at 8:50 a.m., with “brief introductory remarks.”

At 9:30 a.m., Gov. Michelle (“Miki”) Bowman (the community banking representative on the board) offers the keynote speech at the “Research into Community Banking” conference in St. Louis, Mo. Bowman’s remarks are scheduled to be streamed live via the Internet.

Thursday (Oct. 3): Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles discusses the “Financial Stability Board at 10 Years” beginning at 8:30 a.m. before the European Banking Federation’s “European Banking Summit 2019” in Brussels, Belgium. Quarles is also chairman of the FSB.

Clarida is before web-stream cameras at 6:35 p.m. when he offers his “Outlook for the Economy and Monetary Policy” at the “Future of Global Markets” event, hosted by The Wall Street Journal in New York City.

Friday (Oct. 4): Three FRB members speak at a “Fed Listens” event (part of the board’s review of its monetary policy strategy, tools and communications practices) at the central bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The conference, “Perspectives on Maximum Employment and Price Stability,” will include remarks by:

  • Chairman Jerome H. (“Jay”) Powell (at 2 p.m.) with opening remarks;
  • Lael Brainard (at 2:20 p.m.), moderating a panel on “Gauging Maximum Employment in a changing Labor Market”;
  • Vice Chair for Supervision Quarles (at 4 p.m.) moderating a panel on “The Importance of Price Stability and Low Inflation in Today’s Economy.”

All three sessions will be live-streamed via the Internet.

Webstream: Bowman Keynote on Research into Community Banking

Webstream: Clarida on Outlook for the Economy and Monetary Policy

Webstreams: Powell, Brainard, Quarles — Fed Listens: Perspectives on Maximum Employment and Price Stability,