Janet Yellen To Hold Previously Unannounced Speech On Monday, Take Twitter Questions

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On Monday, April 10, Janet Yellen will hold a previously unannounced speech at the Gerald Ford School Of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, the school announced on its website this morning. The speech is expected to last from 4pm until 5:15pm, and will be free and open to the public.

Yellen will take questions from the audience and in a notable departure from her previous discussions, she will also take questions from Twitter. To join the conversation on the social platform use the #fordschoolyellen hashtag.

While the topic of her prepared remarks, if any, is unclear, we are confident a key issue under discussion will be the Fed Minutes warning that stock prices, at least according to some FOMC members, are "too high."

From the school's website:

Janet Yellen, Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve System

WHEN: Monday, April 10, 2017;  4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

LOCATION:  Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Free and open to the public.

Join the conversation: #fordschoolyellen

This event will be live webstreamed. You will be able to view the stream the day of the event on the official event stream viewing page.


Update (3/20/17): No tickets for this event remain at MUTO. Please plan to watch the live webstream. It's possible that a limited number of seats will come open within a few days of the event; please check this page or follow us on Twitter for updates.

Ford School students, faculty, and staff will receive information via email about how to secure their free pass, which will be available starting March 14.
Free tickets will be available to the general public beginning March 20 at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. Limit two per person.

MUTO hours and location here.

About the event:

Please join us as Janet Yellen visits the University of Michigan for a conversation with Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Chair Yellen will also take questions from the audience and from Twitter.

From the speaker's bio:

Janet L. Yellen took office as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 3, 2014, for a four-year term ending February 3, 2018. Dr. Yellen also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Yellen served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, taking office in October 2010, when she simultaneously began a 14-year term as a member of the Board that will expire January 31, 2024.

Dr. Yellen is Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley where she was the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business and Professor of Economics and has been a faculty member since 1980.

Dr. Yellen took leave from Berkeley for five years starting August 1994. She served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System through February 1997, and then left the Federal Reserve to become chair of the Council of Economic Advisers through August 1999. She also chaired the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 1997 to 1999. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010.

Dr. Yellen is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has served as President of the Western Economic Association, Vice President of the American Economic Association and a Fellow of the Yale Corporation.

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BullyBearish's picture

I hope it completely ruins her weekend coming up with all the lies she'll spout...

Ghost of Porky's picture

Q: "Is it true that you are descended from jewish hobbits?"

A: "Next question."

Q: "Can we inspect your feet?"

JRobby's picture

Generous of you, calling hooves feet.

jefferson32's picture

Ms Yellen, at which point did the academic consensus change in the US in favor of central economic planning? Do you personally hold the view that price fixing is congruent with prosperity? Finally, what in your estimation would be the short-term interest rates in the US if they were set by the market, rather than promulgated by a central politburo?

LawsofPhysics's picture

The Fed claims to be "apolitical" and "data dependent"...

yet they keep moving the goal posts and changing their definitions...

For fuck's sake;

End their charter, audit fully along with all the primary dealer banks, find out who knew what and who made what monies then PROSECUTE THE MOTHERFUCKING FRAUD!!!


NOTHING changes otherwise.

"Full faith and credit"

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

The only Twitter questions she will get will be softballs.  Can't allow the Twitterati to make make Auntie Janet look incompetent, you know.

JRobby's picture

"The Big Balance Sheet Unwind !!!!!"

Get your questions ready!

"Place your bets, place your bets"

"Don't worry about this one, if you miss it, we lose"

ebworthen's picture

Tyler(s) will send her a great Twitter question no doubt; just have to get her to respond.

"I heard a rumor that the FED will be re-named "J.P. Morgan Goldman Citi", is this true?"

quadraspleen's picture

Trade the bitch! Stop it ruining next week!

NoDebt's picture

The shorts will have at least one day to play.  This woman speaks, the market drops.


shizzledizzle's picture

It seems she is trying to talk the market down. It's no so much the higher you are the further you fall, it's more of preventing it from achieving terminal velocity. 

TeethVillage88s's picture

New Economics disregards MIC Spending, Federal Debt, Trade Deficits for World Empires, and totally disregards Money Stock Velocity since with Globalism it no longer makes any sense to even Elementary Aged Boys.

http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A14187USA163NNBR (ratio top 1880)
https://fred.stlouisfed.org/graph/?id=M2V,M1V,MZMV,#0 (M1 Top 2007)
(old figures, not updated below)
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M1V (Top was 2007 Q4 at 10.7, now down to 6.3)
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M2V (Top was 1997 Q3 at 2.2, now down to 1.5)
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/MZMV (Top was 1981 Q1 at 3.5, now down to 1.4)
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/Mult (Top was January 1987 at 3.1, now down to .7)

LawsofPhysics's picture

Simply put, the bankers and financiers have been using "mark to fantasy" accounting for some time now...

As for everyone else, you have to perform real work and face real risk...

Go ahead Janet, raise rates!!!!

"Full faith and credit"

buzzsaw99's picture

make sure they are nice questions. lulz

Winston Churchill's picture

Do you wear boxers or Y fronts ?

mtanimal's picture

Thanks for the warning. I'll make sure I'm not there.

J bones's picture

Peter Schiff should attend.

Bill of Rights's picture

More of the same lies and bull shit...These people are completely insane as are most of our existing Politicians, the majority of these people live in a dream world.

TeethVillage88s's picture

What a Poseur. 99% of what our leaders do is Politics or posing for C-SPAN Cameras.

Janet Yellen (Chair)
Stanley Fischer
Daniel Tarullo
Jerome H. Powell
Lael Brainard

Define poseur: a person who pretends to be what he or she is not : an affected or insincere person.

"Poseur" (or "poser") refers to someone who "poses for effect, or behaves affectedly", who "affects a particular attitude, character or manner to impress others," or ...

Herodotus's picture

Hopefully, Trump will leave the open seats vacant and let the vacancies build over time.

Uranium Mountain's picture

She was a professor of business. So she's pretty much like the professor in the movie, Back to School with Rodney Dangerfield.

shizzledizzle's picture

Sam Kennison does look like a professor when compared to Yellen.

GlassHouse101's picture

Prick that bubble, Janet

onwisconsinbadger's picture

Are guns allowed in the auditorium ? NRA wants to know.

Herodotus's picture

Michigan is an "open carry" state.

RagaMuffin's picture

Got to bus in BLM.........

TeethVillage88s's picture

She is a Belly Itcher.
We want a Pitcher...

Ann Arbor Traffic and Parking... then you need a Seating Pass. I guess it is a lot of work to get there, get frisked, searched, asked what country you are from, where you live, is this still your same address...

Just to Chant boos or wear pink to stop US Foreign Wars in North Korea, Iran, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Mali, Yemen, Somalia,... and Human Rights abuses supported by the Federal reserve in Saudi Arabia & Zion.

Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Janet Yellen has got to GO!

charlie303's picture
charlie303 (not verified) Apr 6, 2017 9:36 AM

Isn't she wonderful!

The best poker player in the room takes on Twitter!

Maybe she will give us an exclusive!

But then again, maybe she won't :-( 

It all depends on the data!

AustrianJim's picture

"Gerald Ford School Of Public Policy"

The title says it all.

GRDguy's picture

You beat me to it. To me, it sounds like a joke-line, like "Madoff School of Economics."

mily's picture

question: do you have to be jooish to run federal reserve?

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

<--- I'm sick of being gaslighted by this wealth-transferring mini-demon

<--- She really thinks she is helping humanity by providing monetary stability and liquidity in times of need, but is just dumber and more clueless than a bag of hammers

TeethVillage88s's picture

<<< Congress responsible for Jobs, federal Debt, Capital for Manufacturing, Wealth GAPS, Economy, Cost of Living
<<< Federal Reserve IS

Houses Depreciate's picture

lol at the cackling dumbass.

quartshort's picture

Only one question must be answered. "When do we return to mark to market?" That will fix the housing market lickety split. REITs have been given a huge swath of inverntory for pennies on the dollar and then they raised rents, which gave rise to push people to buy. Now it is feeding on itself.

Fucking REITs took any chance away from Joe 6 pack for ever getting a good deal.. at least in my area.

Oh well, I will rent until I die. So be it. Only a good wife will stand by your side and support a mutual decision not to be butt fucked by these legal theives. Thank God I have a great significant other. Shit, she's tougher than I am!

Houses Depreciate's picture

Renting for half the price of buying is the obvious solution.

small axe's picture

gonna need to beef up security big time if she wants to come out alive..

DistortedPictures's picture

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?  No, it is the superjew.. Have no fear, (((they))) know what is best for you. Taking tweets on Monday.  What a fucking joke.  

kenny500c's picture

Headline says "unannounced" and the first sentence says "previously announced"?

Spaced Out's picture

you've rumbled them :D


Intoxicologist's picture

I can't believe she's having a Twitter Q&A after the #askjpm debacle. Break out the beer and popcorn!

Squid Viscous's picture

aren't there alot of militia types in Michigan... one can only hope

Squid Viscous's picture

aren't there alot of militia types in Michigan... one can only hope

FlKeysFisherman's picture

You can be damn sure she isn't going to be taking questions from the zerohedge miscreants.

vote_libertarian_party's picture

geeez, one little sell off on Wednesday directly tied to them and they freak out.

lester1's picture

I would ask Yellen this question..


Are you globalists at the Fed trying to fuck President Trump ?