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 PDFIn Late August.


Agenda

Aug. 27, 2015

6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Dinner

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

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Aug. 28, 2015

8:00 a.m.

Inflation Dynamics Through Firms’ Pricing Behavior

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

Authors:
Simon Gilchrist 
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Professor
Boston University

Egon Zakrajsek PDFPaper
Associate Director, Monetary Affairs
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Discussant:
Pete Klenow - PDFRemarks
Professor
Stanford University

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

9:00 a.m.

International Aspects of Inflation Dynamics

Gita Gopinath PDFPaper
Professor
Harvard University

9:45 a.m.

Discussant

Charles EngelPDFRemarks
Professor
University of Wisconsin

10:00 a.m.

General Discussion

10:25 a.m.

Central Bank Perspectives on Inflation Dynamics

Panelists:
Thomas J. Jordan PDFRemarks
Chairman of the Governing Board
Swiss National Bank

Athanasios Orphanides - PDFRemarks
Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rodrigo VergaraPDFRemarks
Governor
Central Bank of Chile

11:25 a.m.

General Discussion

12:40 p.m.

Luncheon Address

Speaker:
David Daokui Li
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Professor
Tsinghua University

2:00 p.m.

Adjournment

Aug. 29, 2015

8:00 a.m.

Reinflation Challenges and the Inflation: Targeting Paradigm

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

Authors:
Jon Faust
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Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Eric M. Leeper PDFPaper
Professor
Indiana University

Discussant:
Takatoshi Ito
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Professor
Columbia University

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

9:00 a.m.

Inflation Dynamics During and After The Zero Lower Bound

Authors:
S. Borağan Aruoba PDFPaper
Associate Professor
University of Maryland

Frank Schorfheide PDFPaper
Professor
University of Pennsylvania

9:45 a.m.

Discussant

Lucrezia Reichlin - PDFRemarks
Professor
London Business School

10:00 a.m.

General Discussion

10:25 a.m.

Overview Panel: Global Inflation Dynamics

Panelists:
Mark Carney
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Governor
Bank of England

Vítor Constâncio - PDFRemarks
Vice President
European Central Bank

Stanley FischerPDFRemarks
Vice Chairman
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Raghuram Rajan - PDFRemarks
Governor
Reserve Bank of India

11:45 a.m.

General Discussion

2:00 p.m.