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 more about the symposium's history read In Late August.

Thursday, August 24, 2017


6 p.m.

Opening Reception and Dinner

   
Host: Esther L. George
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   

Friday, August 25, 2017


Chair: Susan M. Collins
  Former Dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
 

University of Michigan 

   

8 a.m.

Opening Remarks

 

Janet L. Yellen | Remarks
  Chair
  Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
   

8:30 a.m.

Fostering Business Dynamism and Ensuring Competitive Markets 

   
Authors: Chang-Tai Hsieh | Paper
  Professor
  University of Chicago
   
  Pete Klenow Paper, Handout
  Professor
  Stanford University
   
Discussant:  Gita Gopinath | CommentaryHandout
  Professor 
  Harvard University
   

9:05 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9:55 a.m.

Income Inequality and the Distribution Aspects of International Trade 

   
Author: Nina Pavcnik | Paper, Handout
  Professor
  Dartmouth College
   
Discussant:  David Dorn | Commentary
  Professor
  University of Zurich
   

10:30 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:55 a.m.

Panel on the Changing Landscape of International Trade 

   
Panelists: Ann E. Harrison | RemarksHandout
  Professor
  University of Pennsylvania
 

Catherine L. Mann | RemarksHandout
  Chief Economist
 

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 

 
  Peter K. Schott | Remarks, Handout 
  Professor  
  Yale University 
   
  John Van Reenen | RemarksHandout
  Professor 
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   

11:55 a.m. 

General Discussion  

   

1 p.m. 

Luncheon Address 

  Mario Draghi | Remarks
  President
 

European Central Bank

   

2 p.m.

Adjournment

   
   

Saturday, August 26, 2017


Chair: Randall S. Kroszner
  Professor
 

University of Chicago

   

8 a.m.

Balancing Short-term Fiscal Stimulus with Longer-term Sustainability

   
Authors: Alan J. Auerbach Paper
Professor
 

University of California-Berkeley

   
  Yuriy GorodnichenkoPaper
  Professor
  University of California-Berkeley
   
Discussant: Jason Furman | CommentaryHandout
  Professor
 

Harvard University 

   

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9 a.m.

Achieving Balanced Global Growth

   
Author: Menzie Chinn |Paper, Handout
  Professor
 

University of Wisconsin 

   
Discussant:

Maurice Obstfeld | Commentary

  Economic Counsellor
  International Monetary Fund
   

10 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:25 a.m.

Overview Panel

   
Panelists: Norman Chan | RemarksHandout
  Chief Executive
  Hong Kong Monetary Authority
   

Timothy J. Kehoe | Handout
  Professor
  University of Minnesota
   
  Carmen M. Reinhart 
  Professor
  Harvard University
   

11:25 a.m.

General Discussion

   

2 p.m.

Adjournment


 
Roster of attendees