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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will convene its annual Economic Policy Symposium, Aug. 25-27 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The 2022 event, which marks the symposium’s 45th year, will focus on the theme “Reassessing Constraints on the Economy and Policy.”

This year’s theme will explore the emergence of economic constraints during the pandemic and how supply considerations have returned to center stage. Bottlenecks and shortages have limited economic supply even as historic levels of fiscal and monetary accommodation have led to a surge in demand, resulting in an imbalance that has pushed inflation up globally. Additionally, the extraordinary and often innovative global policy response to the pandemic invites questions on what constraints bind macroeconomic policy, such as concerns over fiscal sustainability and the ultimate size of central bank balance sheets.

The full agenda will be available at at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday, Aug. 25. On Friday, Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. CT, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks will be streamed on the Kansas City Fed’s YouTube channel, External Papers and other materials will be posted on the Kansas City Fed’s website as they are presented during the event.

Since 1978, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has sponsored a symposium on an important economic issue facing the U.S. and world economies. Beginning in 1982, the symposium was hosted at the Jackson Lake Lodge at Grand Teton National Park, which is located in Wyoming—one of the seven states served by the Tenth Federal Reserve District.

Each year, the event provides a venue for international central bankers, Federal Reserve officials, other policymakers and academics to discuss issues of mutual concern. Visit External to read more about the symposium's history, which External Linkspans more than four decades.

As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Kansas City Fed and its branch offices in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the seven states of the Tenth District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri.

45 Years of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium.

45 Years of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium.

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