Beige Book Release Dates and FOMC Meeting Dates

Beige Book

Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key businessmen, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector.

Beige Book Release Dates — 2008

January 16
March 5
April 16
June 11
July 23
September 3
October 15
December 3

Federal Open Market Committee

Monetary policy is made by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which consists of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Reserve Bank presidents. The FOMC holds eight regularly scheduled meetings during the year, and other meetings as needed

FOMC Meeting Dates — 2008

January 29-30
March 18
April 29-30
June 24-25
August 5
September 16
October 28-29
December 16
Note: Each meeting date is tentative until confirmed at the meeting immediately preceding it.

FOMC Meeting Dates — 2009*

January 27-28
March 17
April 28-29
June 23-24
August 11
September 22
November 3-4
December 15
*Tentative schedule released June 3, 2008.

Fed Presidents Voting Schedule

The FOMC is composed of the seven members of the Board of Governors and five Reserve Bank presidents. The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York serves on a continuous basis; the presidents of the other Reserve Banks serve on a rotating basis for one-year terms beginning January 1 of each year.

Timothy F. Geithner, New York
Sandra Pianalto, Cleveland
Charles I. Plosser, Philadelphia
Richard W. Fisher, Dallas
Gary H. Stern, Minneapolis
Timothy F. Geithner, New York
Dennis P. Lockhart, Atlanta
Charles L. Evans, Chicago
Jeffrey M. Lacker, Richmond
Janet L. Yellen, San Francisco


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