KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will convene its annual Economic Policy Symposium, Aug. 24-26 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The 2023 event, which marks the symposium’s 46th year, will focus on the theme "Structural Shifts in the Global Economy."

This year’s theme will explore several significant, and potentially long-lasting, developments affecting the global economy. While the immediate disruption of the pandemic is fading, there likely will be long-lasting aftereffects for how economies are structured, both domestically and globally, as trade networks shift, and global financial flows react. Similarly, the policy response to the pandemic and its aftermath could have persistent effects as economies adjust to rapid shifts in the stance of monetary policy and a substantial increase in sovereign debt. Papers will share how these developments are likely to affect the context for growth and monetary policy in the coming decade.

The full agenda will be available at External Linkkansascityfed.org on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks will be streamed on the Kansas City Fed’s YouTube channel, External Linkyoutube.com/kansascityfed on Friday, Aug. 25 at 10:05 a.m. ET/8:05 a.m. MT. 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 has been 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 Linkkansascityfed.org to read more about the symposium's External Linkdecades-long history.

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.

Media Contacts

Bill Medley: Bill.Medley@kc.frb.org

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