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2012 Economic Policy Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts more than 100 central bankers, policymakers, academics and economists from around the world at its annual economic policy symposium Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 in Jackson Hole, Wy.

Speakers include Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Bank for International Settlements General Manager Jaime Caruana, Kansas City Fed President Esther George, as well as professors and central bank governors.

Materials for this year's symposium, during which participants discuss economic issues, implications and policy options, will be posted as they are available. Times listed on the agenda are Mountain Standard Time.

To learn about the symposium's history read In Late August.

           

Foreword
Esther L. George
President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City



Opening Remarks  Ben S. Bernanke
Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

The ''Big C'': Identifying and Mitigating Contagion

Author: Kristin J. Forbes
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Discussant:   
Franklin Allen
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
   
General Discussion


The Dog and the Frisbee

Author: Andrew G. Haldane
Executive Director, Financial Stability, Bank of England
 
Discussants: José De Gregorio
Professor, Universidad de Chile
 
Eswar S. Prasad
Professor, Cornell University and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
   
General Discussion


Methods of Policy Accommodation at the Interest-Rate Lower Bound

Author: Michael Woodford
Professor, Columbia University
 
Discussant: Adam S. Posen
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and External Member; Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England
   
General Discussion


Policymaking in an Interconnected World

Luncheon Address: Jaime Caruana
General Manager, Bank for International Settlements
   
General Discussion


Redistributive Monetary Policy

Authors: Markus K. Brunnermeier
Professor, Princeton University
 
Yuliy Sannikov
Professor, Princeton University
 
Discussant: Amir Sufi
Professor, University of Chicago
   
General Discussion


The United States Labor Market: Status Quo or a New Normal?

Authors: Edward P. Lazear
Professor, Stanford University and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
 
James R. Spletzer
Principal Economist, U.S. Census Bureau
 
Discussant: Athanasios Orphanides
Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Studies
   
General Discussion


Global Policy Perspectives

Panelists:    Zeti Akhtar Aziz
Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia
   
  Alan S. Blinder
Professor, Princeton University
   
  Stanley Fischer
Governor, Bank of Israel
   
General Discussion

 
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