Lorie K Logan: Considerations on the road ahead for monetary policy implementation

Remarks (via videoconference) by Ms Lorie K Logan, Executive Vice President in the Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Columbia SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs) Workshop on "Monetary Policy Implementation and Digital Innovation", New York City, 2 June 2022.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
02 June 2022

As prepared for delivery

Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to speak with you today at the New York Fed and Columbia SIPA workshop on monetary policy implementation. Many of you have attended these workshops in the past, and it is great to be together again to talk about issues of essential importance to policy implementation. It is also nice to see so many new participants, reflecting the broad interest and engagement in the topic of digital innovation.

Over the past two days, we heard about faster forms of payments and new, digital forms of money-both private and public-and the effects they might have on money markets, policy implementation frameworks, and the international landscape.

Digital innovation in money and payments is occurring for a reason-consumers, businesses, and financial market participants can benefit from around-the-clock, faster, and possibly programmable payments, both to reduce risk and to simplify financial transactions. Increased competition that results from new forms of money and payments could lower costs, increase service availability, and stimulate further innovation.

Harnessing the benefits of innovation to consumers and businesses, while maintaining a safe and effective monetary system, may require new legislation, changes to regulations and to supervisory approaches, and modernization of traditional payment systems. The specifics of the appropriate initiatives will vary by country. These developments could have significant implications, including for financial stability, national security interests, and international cooperation.