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Interviews with President Rob Kaplan


Date Interview
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."


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.


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.


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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