Materials for the symposium, during which participants discuss economic issues, implications and policy options, are available below. To learn more about the symposium's history read In Late August.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


6 p.m.

Opening Reception and Dinner

   
Host: Esther George
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   
 Foreword  
 Contributors  
 Summary  

Friday, August 28, 2015


Chair: James Poterba
  Professor
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  President
  National Bureau of Economic Research
   

8 a.m.

Inflation Dynamics Through Firms’ Pricing Behavior

   
Authors: Simon Gilchrist Paper 
  Professor
  Boston University
   
  Egon Zakrajsek Paper 
  Associate Director, Monetary Affairs
  Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
   
Discussant: Pete Klenow - Remarks
  Professor
  Stanford University
   

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9 a.m.

International Aspects of Inflation Dynamics

   
Author: Gita Gopinath Paper
  Professor
  Harvard University
   

9:45 a.m.

 

   
Discussant: Charles Engel Remarks
Professor
  University of Wisconsin
   

10 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:25 a.m.

Central Bank Perspectives on Inflation Dynamics

   
Panelists: Thomas J. Jordan Remarks
  Chairman of the Governing Board
  Swiss National Bank
   
  Athanasios Orphanides - Remarks
  Professor
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   
  Rodrigo Vergara Remarks
  Governor
  Central Bank of Chile
   

11:25 a.m.

General Discussion

   

12:40 p.m.

Luncheon Address

   
Speaker: David Daokui Li Remarks
  Professor
  Tsinghua University
   

2 p.m.

Adjournment

   
   

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Chair: Erica L. Groshen
  Commissioner
  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
   

8 a.m.

Reinflation Challenges and the Inflation: Targeting Paradigm

   
Authors: Jon Faust - Paper 
Professor
  Johns Hopkins University
   
  Eric M. Leeper Paper
  Professor
  Indiana University
   
Discussant: Takatoshi ItoRemarks
  Professor
  Columbia University
   

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9 a.m.

Inflation Dynamics During and After The Zero Lower Bound

   
Authors: S. Borağan Aruoba Paper 
  Associate Professor
  University of Maryland
   
  Frank Schorfheide Paper
  Professor
  University of Pennsylvania
   

9:45 a.m.

   
Discussant: Lucrezia Reichlin - Remarks
  Professor
  London Business School
   

10 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:25 a.m.

Overview Panel: Global Inflation Dynamics

   
Panelists: Mark Carney Remarks
  Governor
  Bank of England
   
  Vítor Constâncio - Remarks 
  Vice President
  European Central Bank
   
  Stanley Fischer Remarks
  Vice Chairman
  Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
   
  Raghuram Rajan - Remarks
  Governor
  Reserve Bank of India
   

11:45 a.m.

General Discussion

   

2 p.m.

Adjournment

   
 Roster of Attendees