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. 

Click here to learn more about the theme of this year's Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. To learn more about the symposium's history read In Late August.

Thursday, August 22, 2019


6 p.m.

Opening Reception and Dinner

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

Friday, August 23, 2019


Chair: Janice C. Eberly
  Professor
 

Northwestern University

   

8 a.m.

Opening Remarks

 

Jerome H. Powell | Remarks
  Chairman
  Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
   

8:30 a.m.

Monetary Policy Divergence

   
Authors: Alan M. Taylor PaperHandout
  Professor
  University of California-Davis
   
  Òscar JordàPaperHandout
  Vice President
  Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
   
Discussant:  Kristin J. Forbes RemarksHandout
  Professor 
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   

9:05 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9:55 a.m.

Monetary Policy Spillovers to Advanced and Emerging Market Economies

   
Author: Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan | PaperHandout
  Professor
  University of Maryland
   
Discussant:  Hélène Rey | Remarks 
  Professor
  London Business School
   

10:30 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:55 a.m.

What Does It Mean to be a Data-Dependent Central Banker?

   
Author: Athanasios Orphanides | Paper Handout
  Professor
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Discussants:
Frank R. Smets Handout
  Director General
  European Central Bank
   

Valerie A. Ramey Remarks
  Professor
  University of California, San Diego
   

11:45 a.m. 

General Discussion  

   

1 p.m. 

Luncheon Address 

  Mark Carney Remarks
  Governor
 

Bank of England

   

2 p.m.

Adjournment

   

Saturday, August 24, 2019


Chair: Ilan Goldfajn
  Former Governor
 

Central Bank of Brazil

   

8 a.m.

Responding to Commodity Price Shocks in an Era of Financialization

   
Author: Silvana Tenreyro PaperHandout
Professor
 

London School of Economics and External Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

   
 Discussant:
Wei Xiong Handout
  Professor
  Princeton University
 

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9 a.m.

Financial Markets

   
Authors: Arvind Krishnamurthy Paper | Handout
  Professor
  Stanford University 
   

Hanno Lustig Paper | Handout
  Professor
  Stanford University
   
Discussant:  Wenxin Du Remarks | Handout

Assistant Professor 

University of Chicago


10 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:25 a.m.

Overview Panel

   
Panelists: Gita Gopinath | Handout
  Chief Economist
  International Monetary Fund
   

Philip Lowe | Remarks
  Governor
  Reserve Bank of Australia
   
  Amir Yaron | RemarksHandout
  Governor
  Bank of Israel
   

11:25 a.m.

General Discussion

   

2 p.m.

Adjournment


 

Roster of attendees