Fed's Lockhart says mind not made up on easing

ATLANTA Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:24am EDT

CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta Dennis Lockhart listens during a presentation at the American Economic Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2010. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta Dennis Lockhart listens during a presentation at the American Economic Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Tami Chappell

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Tuesday he had not yet made up his mind on whether further monetary easing is warranted.

"It's a cost-benefit calculation to consider more monetary stimulus and someone like me has to do his best to really carefully weigh the costs and benefits," Lockhart told reporters after a speech. "I'm not finished with (that) processs."

(Reporting By Pedro da Costa; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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