This year's symposium was conducted online. The proceedings were livestreamed on the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's YouTube channel. All times listed below are in the Central Time Zone. 

Materials for the symposium, during which participants discuss economic issues, implications and policy options, will be posted as they are available. 

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 27, 2020


8 a.m.

Program Kick-Off Watch remarks

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

8:05 a.m. 

Moderator Welcome 

   
Chair: Susan M. Collins
  Provost
  University of Michigan
   

8:10 a.m. 

Opening Remarks Watch remarks

   
Featured Speaker:  Jerome H. Powell | Remarks
  Chair
  Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
   

8:55 a.m. 

Why Has The Trend Rate Of Growth Declined? Watch session

   
Author:  Ufuk Akcigit | Paper | Materials
  Professor
  University of Chicago 
   
Discussant:  Gauti B. Eggertsson | Remarks | Discussion materials
  Professor
  Brown University
   

9:15 a.m.

General Discussion 

   

9:35 a.m.

Why Are Interest Rates So Low? Watch session 

   
Author:  Laura Veldkamp | Paper | Materials
  Professor 
  Columbia University
   
Discussant: Kenneth Rogoff | Remarks | Discussion materials
  Professor
  Harvard University
   

9:55 a.m.

General Discussion 

   

10:15 a.m.

Crisis Management in the COVID-19 Economic Shutdown Watch panel 

   
Panelists:  Philip R. Lane Remarks | Materials
  Member of the Executive Board
  European Central Bank
   
  Tiff Macklem | Remarks
  Governor
  Bank of Canada
   
  Tharman Shanmugaratnam Remarks 
  Chairman
 

Monetary Authority of Singapore

   

10:45 a.m.

General Discussion 

   
 

11:10 a.m.

Adjournment

Friday, August 28, 2020


8:00 a.m

 

Moderator Welcome 

   
Chair: Kristin J. Forbes
  Professor
 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

   

8:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks | Watch remarks

 

Andrew Bailey | Remarks
  Governor
  Bank of England
   

8:40 a.m.

Micro Uncertainty and Policy Uncertainty | Watch session

    
Author: Nicholas Bloom | Paper | Materials
  Professor
  Stanford University
   
Discussant:  Janice C. Eberly | Discussion materials
  Professor 
  Northwestern University
   

9:00 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9:20 a.m.

Expectations and Monetary Policy | Watch session

   
Author: Yuriy Gorodnichenko |​ Paper | Materials
  Professor
  University of California-Berkeley
   
Discussant:  George-Marios Angeletos | Remarks | Discussion materials
  Professor
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   

9:40 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:00 a.m.

Post-Pandemic Monetary Policy and the Effective Lower Bound (ELB) | Watch panel

   
Panelists: Laurence Boone | Remarks | Materials
  Chief Economist
  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
 

Jordi Galí | Remarks | Materials
  Professor
  Universitat Pompeu Fabra
   

Michael Woodford | Remarks | Materials
  Professor
  Columbia University
   

10:30 a.m. 

General Discussion  

   

10:55 a.m.  

Concluding Remarks 

11:00 a.m.

Adjournment

Portions of the program have been pre-recorded.

Roster of Registered Participants