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Interviews with President Rob Kaplan

2020

Date Interview
9-21-20 Wall Street Journal: Transcript of Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan interview
Dallas Fed Presdient Robert Kaplan spoke with Michael S. Derby Monday about why he dissented from the interest rate guidance the Federal Reserve adopted last week.
9-21-20 Reuters: New zero-rate vow has Fed's Kaplan worried on market excesses
Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Monday he is "completely" on board with keeping interest rates at their current near-zero level even into 2023, but worries a vow to keep them there even longer risks excesses and imbalances in financial markets.
9-21-20 Wall Street Journal: Fed’s Kaplan Worries New Fed Rate Guidance Ties Policy Makers' Hands
Dallas Fed Presdient Robert Kaplan says the U.S. central bank’s new guidance on the future of interest rates may complicate officials’ future decision making and stoke risk-taking in financial markets.
9-21-20 Bloomberg: Fed's Kaplan Says Fed Needs to Stay Accommodative
Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discusses the need to keep interest rates near zero and why he was one of two dissenting voters at last week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting.
8-28-20 Bloomberg: Dallas Fed's Kaplan on policy shift, guidance, pandemic
Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discusses inflation, employment, monetary policy, the Texas economy and more with Michael McKee on Bloomberg TV during the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium.
8-28-20 Fox Business: Fed's Kaplan: 'Moderate' overshoot of inflation likely
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Hurricane Laura’s impact on oil, its new inflation strategy and his outlook for economic growth.
8-27-20 CNBC: Dallas Fed president Kaplan on path of monetary policy
In an interview with Steve Liesman on CNBC, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan discusses the Federal Reserve’s historic approach to inflation.
8-05-20 KRLD-AM CEO Spotlight with David Johnson: Robert S. Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discusses the economy and monetary policy with KRLD's David Johnson.
8-03-20 Bloomberg: Fed’s Kaplan says we have to learn to live with COVID-19
Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan discusses the importance of mask-wearing for economic recovery, monetary policy, the energy sector and more in an interview with Michael McKee on Bloomberg TV.
7-17-20 The Wall Street Journal: Fed’s Kaplan Open to Overshooting Inflation Target to Provide More Support
Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan said he would prefer to be patient and spend a few more weeks evaluating the path of the coronavirus and the U.S. economy before making further changes to the Fed’s policy stance.
7-17-20 The Washington Post: Mask-wearing, embraced by economists as key to the recovery, proves politically tricky for the Fed
Among top officials, only Robert Kaplan, president of the Dallas Fed, has pushed people to wear masks to save the economy, calling it the most actionable way to prevent an even more severe recession.
7-14-20 CNBC: Fed’s Kaplan Says the U.S. Economy Will See Above-Trend Growth in 2021
In an interview on CNBC, President Robert Kaplan says U.S. economic growth will accelerate next year as the country rebounds from the coronavirus crisis.
7-10-20 Fox Business: If we all wore a mask the economy would grow faster: Dallas Fed president
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan argues flattening the coronavirus curve is important for economic growth and he also expects disinflation for some period of time.
6-26-20 Houston Chronicle: Health protocols, racial equity are the stimulus the economy needs, Dallas Fed’s Kaplan says
Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said containing the coronavirus and tackling racial inequity would help spark an economic recovery, not slow it.
6-18-20 Marketplace: Fed's Kaplan: A Connection Between Racism and the Economy
In an interview with David Brancaccio on "Marketplace Morning Report," Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan discusses how stamping out racism would contribute to everyone’s success.
6-16-20 Bloomberg: Fed’s Kaplan: U.S. Recovery Faces Upside, Downside Risks
In an interview with Kathleen Hayson "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia," President Robert Kaplan discusses the outlook for the U.S. Economy and fiscal and monetary policies amid the coronavirus outbreak.
6-16-20 Bloomberg: Fed’s Kaplan Says He's Skeptical of Yield-Curve Control
In the second half of his interview with Kathleen Hays, his view on negative rates and yield-curve control. He also talks about China's economy, and the racial gap in U.S. employment.
6-14-20 CBS News: Dallas Fed president sees high unemployment rate through end of the year
In an interview on CBS News, President Robert Kaplan says the unemployment rate could be "as high as 8% or more" at the end of 2020.
5-29-20 Wall Street Journal: Fed's Kaplan Says Strong Virus-Testing Regime Will Be Needed to Boost Confidence, Hasten Decline in Unemployment
The U.S. will need a strong regime to test, trace and quarantine cases of the novel coronavirus as states lift restrictions on commerce this summer, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said in an interview.
5-28-20 Reuters: Fed's Kaplan says U.S. economy has bottomed, ties rebound to testing
Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan says a healthy rebound depends on a massive increase in testing so that people feel comfortable resuming traveling, dining out and other pre-crisis activities.
5-28-20 Reuters: Fed's Kaplan sees global oil glut lasting well into 2021
Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan says the glut due to the coronavirus pandemic will likely last well into 2021 and possibly longer, if the economic recovery is weaker than expected.
5-26-20 NPR: Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan Discusses Corporate Debt
On WBUR’s "Here & Now" broadcast, President Kaplan discussed the dangers of ballooning corporate debt and steps the Federal Reserve is taking to help companies avoid bankruptcy and layoffs.
5-25-20 Financial Times: Trust and testing
Fed chiefs are going out in masks to gauge public fear as part of their jobs. That’s a unique situation.
5-20-20 Bloomberg: Fed's Kaplan on Economic Recovery, Virus Testing, Oil Well Shut-ins
Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan discusses the need for coronavirus testing, U.S. economic recovery and energy sector outlook on "Bloomberg Markets" with Mike McKee.
5-6-20 Yahoo Finance: We think the unemployment rate could get as high as 20% at its peak: Dallas Fed President
Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan joins Yahoo Finance’s On The Move to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19.
5-1-20 Fox Business: Fed's Kaplan Says Unemployment Rate Likely to Reach 20%
Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan says the unemployment rate will likely end the year around 8 percent.
4-16-20 Bloomberg: Fed's Kaplan on Virus Pandemic's Impact on Economy, Oil Industry
Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy and oil industry with Bloomberg's David Westin.
4-7-20 Wall Street Journal: Fed’s Kaplan Says Consumer Response to ‘Body Blow’ Will Determine Pace of U.S. Recovery
The U.S. economy is likely to go through a significant adjustment after the coronavirus pandemic recedes as businesses evaluate how the crisis has reshaped demand for their goods and services, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said in an interview.
4-2-20 CNBC: Dallas Fed president: Expect a severe economic contraction in the second quarter
Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discusses the global energy market, U.S. economic outlook and impact of the coronavirus with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
3-31-20 KRLD CEO Spotlight: Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan
President Rob Kaplan speaks with KRLD's David Johnson about the U.S. and regional economy and the Fed's response to the coronavirus situation.
3-27-20 Marketplace: Dallas Fed president calls policies relief, rather than stimulus
President Rob Kaplan Kaplan spoke with “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal about how the Fed is navigating the pandemic, and what the economy will look like when it’s over.
3-27-20 Bloomberg: Fed's Kaplan Says the U.S. Economy Will Come Out of Downturn Strong
Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discusses the U.S. economy, Fed’s actions and prospects for recovery with Bloomberg’s Mike McKee.
3-5-20 Bloomberg: Fed’s Kaplan Says Virus Spread Could Be Key Factor at March Meeting
President Robert Kaplan discusses the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the central bank's rate path with Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays on "Bloomberg Markets."
2-28-20 Fox Business: Kaplan discusses the economic impact of the coronavirus on 'Maria Bartiromo's Wall Street'
On ‘Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street’, President Kaplan discusses the economic impact of the coronavirus and Wall Street’s worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.
2-18-20 MarketWatch: Expect a year of ‘general belt-tightening’ for the energy sector, says Fed’s Kaplan
MarketWatch recaps President Robert Kaplan's essay saying capital spending in U.S. oil and gas sector is expected to be down as much as 10%-15% in 2020.
2-18-20 CNBC: Federal Reserve’s Robert Kaplan sees no changes in interest rates this year
CNBC recaps President Robert Kaplan's essay saying interest rates should stay where they are this year and characterizing U.S. economic growth as “solid” in 2020, though still in need of some fiscal help.
2-18-20 Reuters: Fed's Kaplan sees U.S. rates 'roughly' right, risk from virus
Reuters recaps President Robert Kaplan's essay saying U.S. interest rates are “roughly appropriate” through the end of the year, even in light of risks from a flu-like epidemic bringing parts of China to a halt.
2-17-20 Houston Chronicle: Dallas Fed President: As economy slows, Texas needs new strategies
President Robert Kaplan discusses necessary steps at the local and state level to maintain the state's productivity growth in an interview with the Houston Chronicle editorial board.
2-11-20 Houston Chronicle: Fed’s Robert Kaplan: Coronavirus should not cause Fed to cut rates yet
In an interview with the Houston Chronicle editorial board, President Robert Kaplan discusses the coronavirus outbreak and its possible effect on the U.S. economy.
1-15-20 Bloomberg: Fed Fuels Rise in Assets Via ‘Derivative’ of QE, Kaplan Says
President Robert Kaplan discusses the effect on asset prices of the expansion of the Fed's balance sheet in an interview with Bloomberg's Mike McKee.
1-15-20 Reuters: Fed's Kaplan says immigration, trade are opportunities for faster growth
President Robert Kaplan discusses immigration policy as a way to address an aging, shrinking workforce at an event organized by the Economic Club of New York.
1-15-20 Reuters: Fed's Kaplan: Officials should be mindful of financial risk as they increase balance sheet
President Robert Kaplan discusses the effect of expanding the Fed's balance sheet on the valuation of risky assets after speaking at an event hosted by the Economic Club of New York.
1-15-20 Bloomberg: Fed's Kaplan on Global Economy, Balance Sheet Concerns and Inflation
President Robert Kaplan discusses his expectations for the global economy, his concern about the Fed's balance sheet and the outlook for inflation. He speaks with Bloomberg's Mike McKee on "Bloomberg Markets."
1-14-20 Marketplace: For Dallas Fed president, the phase one deal is “stabilization”
“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal spoke with President Kaplan,about how the Fed has reacted to the trade turmoil.
1-9-20 Reuters: Fed's Kaplan says rates 'appropriate,' flags balance sheet concern
In an interview with Reuters, President Kaplan said the Federal Reserve has interest rates just about where they need to be to keep the U.S. economy growing, push down on unemployment and coax inflation back up to 2%.
1-3-20 CNBC: Interview with Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan
Dallas Fed president Rob Kaplan discusses the oil market, global economy, U.S. economic outlook, monetary policy and more with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

2019

Date Interview
12-27-19 Bloomberg radio: Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan says inflation will be muted for some time
President Kaplan sits down with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays to discuss monetary policy, the economy and more.
  • Video: Kaplan sees risks to outlook as fairly balanced
  • Video: Kaplan concerned about B and BB corporate spreads
11-27-19 Wall Street Journal: Interview with Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan
President Kaplan spoke with Wall Street Journal reporter Nick Timiraos about his outlook for the economy. He also reviewed how the Federal Reserve had reacted to changes in the outlook over the past year, and what the central bank’s ongoing study of its framework and policy strategies should consider.
11-26-19 Watch CNBC’s full interview with Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan
Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan sits down with CNBC’s Steve Liesman to discuss monetary policy, the economy and more.
11-15-19 Fox Business: Consumer is ‘key’ to this strong economy: Head of Dallas Fed
President Kaplan talks about the reasons behind the strong economy, pointing out "the consumer is 70 percent of the economy."
11-15-19 Fox Business: U.S. economy should ‘have a solid year of growth in 2020’: Dallas Fed President
President Robert Kaplan discusses the strength of the American consumer, despite weaker business investment and manufacturing as well as the need for trade stabilization and the Fed’s decision to hold interest rates.
11-6-19 KRLD CEO Spotlight: Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan
In the latest CEO Spotlight on KRLD,  President Rob Kaplan spoke with David Johnson about monetary policy, GDP growth, business uncertainty and more.
11-4-19 KERA: Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan on Recent Rate Cuts
The Federal Reserve recently announced it is cutting interest rates by a quarter point—the third cut this year. President Robert Kaplan joins "Think" host Krys Boyd to talk about how these decisions are made, how they affect everyday people and what the outlook is for the economy going forward.
10-14-19 TASB Talks: Robert S. Kaplan, Live from txEDCON19
At the Texas Association of School Boards Convention, President Kaplan describes how the economy and education are intertwined and discusses the biggest strengths and weaknesses of each.
10-10-19 Bloomberg: Fed's Kaplan on Rate Cuts, Yield Curve, Trade Uncertainty
President Kaplan discusses taking his time on the next Fed rate decision, his concerns about the yield curve, the effects of trade uncertainty, and the potential for avoiding a more severe economic slowdown. He speaks with Bloomberg's Michael McKee on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
9-4-19 International Economic Forum of the Americas: Rob Kaplan on Monetary Policy in Today's Global Economy
Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discusses “Monetary Policy in Today's Global Economy” at the International Economic Forum of the Americas in Toronto on Sep. 4, 2019.
8-28-19 Marketplace: Dallas Fed president weighs in on recession fears, the yield curve, and why having a thick skin is part of the job
In a conversation with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal, President Robert Kaplan talks about issues facing monetary policymarkers, as well as the problems facing the Eleventh District.
8-23-19 Bloomberg: Dallas Fed's Kaplan Says If There's a Slowdown It's Not Being Caused by Monetary Policy
President Robert Kaplan discusses monetary policy and its effect on the U.S. economy. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Michael McKee from the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
8-23-19 Bloomberg: Kaplan—Fed Needs 'Tactical' Policy Adjustment, Sees No Rate-Cut Cycle
President Kaplan discusses U.S. trade tensions with China and Mexico, his views of the Fed's rate path, and the influence of monetary policy on Treasury yields. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Michael McKee from the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
8-22-19 CNBC: Dallas Fed’s Kaplan says he’d like to avoid cutting rates again in September, but has ‘open mind’
In an interview with CNBC, President Kaplan says he’d "like to avoid having to take further action, but I think I’m going to have an open mind about taking action over the next number of months if we need to.”
7-16-19 Wall Street Journal: Interview with Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan
Robert Kaplan spoke with The Wall Street Journal reporters and editors, discussing his outlook for the economy and interest rates in an environment of heightened policy uncertainty.
7-16-19 Washington Post: Dallas Fed President Kaplan signals he’s open to a rate cut — but just one
In this article, Rob Kaplain Kaplan says he could support a “modest tactical adjustment” to rates.
6-28-2019 Fed's Robert Kaplan on the State of the U.S. Economyy
In an extended interview on "Fox Business," President Robert Kaplan shares his outlook for the U.S. economy and whether the Fed will cut interest rates in 2019.
6-28-2019 Fed's Robert Kaplan: There Is a Lot of Global Uncertainty
President Robert Kaplan discusses the state of the economy and the outlook for Federal Reserve policy on "Fox Business."
6-5-2019 Fed's Kaplan on Rate Cut Patience, Mexico Tariffs, Policy
President Robert Kaplan discusses being patient on an interest rate cut, trade tensions, tariffs on Mexico and a review of Fed policy framework He speaks with Bloomberg's Michael McKee on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
5-23-2019 Rob Kaplan on Fox Business News: U.S. Economy to Grow at a Solid 2.25-2.50 Percent Rate This Year
Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan talks about the U.S. economy, trade and monetary policy with Fox Business News.
5-6-2019 Rob Kaplan on Bloomberg: Trade Uncertainty Not Yet Having Material Impact on U.S. GDP
Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan talks about the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, and the implications for the two economies. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
5-6-2019 Rob Kaplan on Bloomberg: Don't Have Bias Toward Next Rate Move Being Up or Down
Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan talks about the U.S. economy and monetary policy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
5-6-2019 Rob Kaplan on Bloomberg: Risky Debt Could Be Burden on Economy in a Downturn
Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan discusses the central bank's warnings about the perils of risky corporate debt. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
5-3-2019 Rob Kaplan on CNBC: Strong Jobs Number Consistent with Solid Growth
Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan joins CNBC's Steve Liesman to discuss April's strong jobs numbers and more.
3-29-2019 Dallas Fed's Kaplan on Monetary Policy and Global Economy
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan discusses monetary policy, interest rates hikes and gives his outlook on the global economy. He spoke to Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays at the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E forum in New York.
2-8-2019 US is not immune to slowing global growth: Fed’s Robert Kaplan
In an interview on FOX Business, President Kaplan discusses how slowing global growth may impact the U.S. economy.
2-8-2019 US–China trade tensions affecting weaker global growth: Fed's Robert Kaplan
President Kaplan tells FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo that China trade uncertainty is affecting the U.S. economy.
1-3-2019 Fed's Kaplan on Monetary Policy, China, Inflation
President Robert Kaplan discusses Federal Reserve policy, the impact of China's economic slowdown, and U.S. inflation expectations. He speaks with Bloomberg's Michael McKee on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."

2018

Date Interview
12-6-2018 CNBC Interview with Robert Kaplan
Robert Kaplan joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the two-year spread, the yield curve and the Fed's view on the economy.
11-16-2018 Global growth is decelerating: Fed's Robert Kaplan
President Kaplan on concerns over U.S. debt growth and the state of the economy.
11-16-2018 Fed's Robert Kaplan on oil outlook
Robert Kaplan on the state of the oil market and the global economic outlook.
11-16-2018 Fed's job is to analyze the economy in an apolitical way: Robert Kaplan
Kaplan on inflation, the outlook for the Fed raising interest rates and efforts to keep the Fed independent from political influence.
10-11-2018 Robert Kaplan on the FOMC, the Dallas Fed, and Lessons from the Great Recession
A transcript from Macro Musings, a podcast series hosted by Mercatus scholar David Beckworth that explores the past, present, and future of macroeconomic policy.
9-14-2018 Dallas Fed's Kaplan on Hurricane Florence's economic impact
President Kaplan speaks to Fox Business on the economic impact of Hurricane Florence and the state of the U.S. economy
9-14-2018 U.S. can improve GPD with training
In part 2 of his interview on Fox Business, President Kaplan discusses why the U.S. needs to dramtially ramp up skills training in high schools and colleges.
9-14-2018 U.S. fiscal stimulus will begin to fade in 2019
In a continuation of his interview on Fox Business, President Kaplan discusses the strenght of the U.S. economy in 2018 and why he expects the economy to cool down in 2019.
9-7-2018 ‘Strong’ jobs report reinforces future rate hikes: Dallas Fed’s Kaplan
President Robert Kaplan on the state of the U.S. job market and economy, the outlook for Federal Reserve policy and the potential impact of trade tensions.
8-24-2018 Fed's Kaplan on Neutral Rates, Trade Tariffs, Concerns
President Kaplan speaks with Bloomberg's Michael McKee about gradually moving interest rates to neutral, the business and economic impact of trade tariffs and his three biggest medium-term concerns.
8-23-2018 Fed's Kaplan: We'll continue to do our job 'without regard to political considerations'
In an interview on CNBC, Robert Kaplan said the central bank won't be swayed by political considerations.
5-25-2018 Kaplan Says Fed Should Gradually Move to Neutral Stance
President Robert Kaplan discusses his outlook for the Fed's rate path, risks to the U.S. economy and a return to the neutral rate. He speaks with Bloomberg's Michael McKee from the Dallas Fed's Technology-Enabled Disruption conference on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
5-24-2018 Fed's Kaplan: Don't want to run persistently above 2% target
In and interview on CNBC, Robert Kaplan shares his views on economic growth, interest rates, oil prices and tech disruption in the economy.
5-4-2018 On CNBC: We're gonna have a good year in '18: Dallas Fed's Kaplan
CNBC's Steve Liesman talks to Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan about jobs, the economy and the Fed, at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
4-18-2018 On Fox Business: Kaplan Discusses Outlook for U.S. Growth
President Kaplan discusses the U.S. economy and path of government debt with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo live from Bush Library in Dallas.
4-10-2018 Fed's Kaplan Says Trade Issues With China Won't Resolve Soon
In an interview on Bloomberg Television from Beijing, President Kaplan discusses U.S. and China trade tensions, the U.S. labor market and debt levels.
3-6-2018 Fed's Kaplan: Rate hikes are necessary as the U.S. nears full employment
In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," President Kaplan said that raising interest rates now gives the U.S. the best chance to keep pushing the economy forward.
2-14-2018 For Dallas Fed President, Sustaining Long-Term Growth Will Take More Than Tax Cuts
Robert Kaplan talks with Marketplace senior editor Kai Ryssdal.
2-8-2018 Fed's Kaplan Says U.S. Is `Long Way' From Yield-Curve Inversion
Robert Kaplan discusses monetary policy, the U.S. economy and market volatility. He speaks with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
1-12-2018 Fed's Kaplan: We've Marked Up Our GDP Forecast to 2.5–2.75% in 2018
In an exclusive CNBC interview, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan provides his outlook the economy, including inflation targets, tax reform, rate hikes, and the challenge to find skilled worker jobs.

2017

Date Interview
12-19-2017 Fed's Kaplan Warns Inverted Yield Curve Would Limit Flexibility
Robert Kaplan speaks with Bloomberg's Michael McKee,cautioning that a flattening yield curve could be sending a warning signal on the U.S. economy that could inhibit the central bank’s room for maneuver.
11-17-2017 On Fox Business: Kaplan Discusses Economy, Employment
President Robert Kaplan discusses tax reform, the state of the U.S. economy and the job market.
8-24-2017 On CNBC: Rob Kaplan Discusses Economy, Monetary Policy
CNBC's Steve Liesman speaks with Robert Kaplan about the economic impact from the hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast and the possibility of a government shutdown.
8-24-2017 Rob Kaplan Talks Inflation, Immigration with CNBC
CNBC's Steve Liesman speaks with Robert Kaplan, Dallas Fed president & CEO about creating inflation and a new Fed chair
8-15-2017 10 Questions for Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan
In an interview with American Banker, Robert Kaplan says bankers are increasingly threatened by automation and consolodation.
8-15-2017 Podcast: Dallas Fed Chief Kaplan: U.S. Must Address Workforce Skills Gap
In an interview with American Banker's John Heltman, President Kaplan shares his views on work, the changing regulatory environment, energy costs, and the relationship between markets and philanthopy.
7-14-2017 Fed's Robert Kaplan on Mexico, Inflation, Employment
Robert Kaplan discusses the importance of trade with Mexico, inflation expectations and the U.S. nearing full employment. He speaks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
5-31-2017 Council on Foreign Relations: A Conversation With Robert Kaplan
Robert Kaplan discusses the importance of fiscal policy and structural reform, how changes in energy markets and in demographics are affecting Texas, and the slow growth challenges facing the U.S. and global economies.
2-28-2017 Fed’s Kaplan: Taking Steps to Remove Accommodation
President Kaplan talks to CNBC's Steve Liesman about the way the Fed is thinking about rate hikes.
1-6-2017 Fed’s Kaplan: First Half of 2017 Will Be Strong
In an interview with with Michael McKee on “Bloomberg Markets,” President Kaplan discusses the minutes from the December FOMC meeting, the jobs report, slack in the labor market, fiscal stimulus, oil prices and interest rates.

2016

Date Interview
12-2016 Why You Need to Know Robert Steven Kaplan
In an article published in the December 2016 issue of D CEO magazine, President Kaplan explains how he helps define the nation's monetary policy.
11-30-2016 Fed's Kaplan backs rate hike but says Fed will keep an eye on Trump's policies
In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Alley," President Kaplan said that he and the Fed will be watching what comes out of the incoming administration's policies to see if they need to adjust their position on raising interest rates in the future.
11-04-2016 Fed's Kaplan: Future Accommodation to Be Very Gradual
President Kaplan comments on the outlook for Fed policy during an interview with Bloomberg's Mike McKee on "Bloomberg Markets."
11-04-2016 Fed's Kaplan on Policy Accommodation and Trade
President Kaplan discusses the Fed's interest-rate path and U.S. trade with Mexico. He speaks with Bloomberg Economics Editor Michael McKee in Mexico City
11-04-2016 Fed's Kaplan: Mexico Trade Makes U.S. More Competitive
President Kaplan said Mexico's relationship with the U.S. is "very important" and is "critical" to the Dallas Federal Reserve region he oversees. Kaplan spoke to Bloomberg Economics Editor Michael McKee in Mexico City
8-1-2016 President Kaplan Interviewed on Bloomberg TV
Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie interviewed Bank President Rob Kaplan in Beijing. Kaplan discussed his views monetary policy and the importance of thinking globally, among other topics.
6-10-2016 Q&A with President Kaplan on Income Inequality
In a Dallas Morning News article published June 8, 2016, President Kaplan answered questions about income inequality.
4-12-16 Fed's Kaplan: Four Factors Driving Rate Policy Caution
CNBC senior economics reporter Steve Liesman interviewed Bank President Rob Kaplan live in the Dallas office for the network’s "Squawk Box" program
3-25-2016 President Kaplan Focus of Wall Street Journal Article
Rob Kaplan was interviewed by Wall Street Journal reporter Jon Hilsenrath for an article that appeared on the front page of The Wall Street Journal Money and Investing section March 25. The article discussed Kaplan’s approach to monetary policy and views on the Fed’s recent decision to raise short-term interest rates.
3-8-2016 Rob Kaplan in DMN: 'Investing in Texas education is key to our economic future'
President Rob Kaplan discussed the need for Texas to address its educational attainment gap in a Dallas Morning News opinion column titled “Rob Kaplan: Investing in Texas education is key to our economic future,” published March 8.
3-4-2016 President Kaplan Appears on KERA's CEO Series: Part 2
In part two of a two-part series on KERA TV's CEO, President Rob Kaplan discussed the role of the Federal Reserve and how it helps shape the nation’s monetary policy.
2-5-2016 President Kaplan Appears on KERA's CEO Series: Part 1
In part one, Rob Kaplan discussed the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates last December.
1-29-2016 Reuters Interview with President Kaplan: Fed will be patient on U.S. policy given global risks
1-29-2016 Blooomberg Interview: Kaplan Says Fed Needs Time to Judge Impact of Market Turmoil
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