Answers questiions after speech in Delaware

  • comfortable slowing or stopping balance sheet rolloff in 2019
  • If she was making decisions on her own, she would favor slowing reinvestment of Feds maturing securities
  • favors balance sheet being primarily treasuries. Favors shorter-term treasury's
  • Fed would want to communicate balance sheet plans well in advance
  • Neutral interest rate is 3%
  • Flexible inflation target works pretty well

Mester is more of a hawk on the Fed. She has come back in line with the other members, but cautiously.