Each year 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.

Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

About the Symposium

About the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium

Learn about the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium: Through the Years

View a timeline highlighting important moment's in the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium's history.

Economic Symposium Proceedings

Each year since 1978, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has sponsored a symposium on an important economic issue facing...

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts dozens of central bankers, policymakers, academics and economists from around the world at its annual economic policy symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Symposium participants include prominent central bankers, finance ministers, academics, and financial market participants from around the world. The participants convene to discuss the economic issues, implications, and policy options pertaining to the symposium topic. The symposium proceedings include papers, commentary, and discussion. 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is proceeding with plans to host a modified, in-person program for this year’s Economic Policy Symposium, "Macroeconomic Policy in an Uneven Economy," in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Aug. 26-28, 2021.

The event will adhere to all health and safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the program. Closer to the event, we anticipate providing notice of keynote speeches that will be available to the public virtually, in real-time. As always, the papers will be available online at kansascityfed.org as they are presented, and the contents of the discussion, including transcripts, will be accessible after the event.

PDFRead more about the symposium's history, which spans more than four decades. 

In addition, the Bank has provided PDFthis information to the media, members of Congress and the public. To learn more about the location of the annual symposium, watch Bloomberg TV's video, External LinkInside the Central Banking Hangouts of Jackson Hole.

Past Symposiums

2020: Navigating the Decade Ahead: Implications for Monetary Policy

2019: Challenges for Monetary Policy

2018: Changing Market Structure and Implications for Monetary Policy

2017: Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy

2016: Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future

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