Materials for the symposium, during which participants discuss economic issues, implications and policy options, will be posted as they are available. All times listed below are in the Central Time Zone.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks will be streamed at External Linkwww.YouTube.com/KansasCityFed. A printable version of this year's agenda is available PDFhere. Learn more about the theme of this year's event here. To learn about the symposium's history read External LinkIn Late August.


Agenda

Aug. 27, 2021

9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Morning Session

Chair:
Janice Eberly
Professor
Northwestern University

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

Jerome H. Powell | External LinkRemarks
Chair
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

9:30 a.m.

Monetary Policy and Uneven Shocks

Author:
Veronica Guerrieri
 | PDFPaper | PDFPresentation
Professor
University of Chicago

Discussant:
Jing Cynthia Wu
| PDFRemarks | PDFPresentation
Associate Professor
University of Notre Dame

9:55 a.m.

General Discussion

10:15 a.m.

Fiscal Policy and Uneven Shocks

Author:
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas | PDFPaper | PDFPresentation
Professor
University of California – Berkeley

Discussant:
Valerie Ramey | PDFRemarks | PDFPresentation
Professor
University of California – San Diego

10:40 a.m.

General Discussion

11:00 a.m.

The Interaction of Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Panelists:
Alan Blinder | PDFRemarks | PDFPresentation
Professor
Princeton University

Gita Gopinath | PDFPresentation
Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department
International Monetary Fund

Eric Leeper | PDFRemarks | PDFPresentation
Professor
University of Virginia

11:45 a.m.

General Discussion

12:00 p.m.

Adjournment of Morning Session

1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session

Chair:
Lisa D. Cook
Professor
Michigan State University

1:00 p.m.

Remarks

Speaker:
Donald Kohn
| PDFRemarks
Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution

1:30 p.m.

The Covid Shock and an Uneven Labor Market

Author:
Ayşegül Şahin | PDFPaper | PDFPresentation
Professor
University of Texas – Austin

Discussant:
Betsey Stevenson | PDFPresentation
Professor
University of Michigan

1:55 p.m.

General Discussion

2:15 p.m.

Low Interest Rates and an Uneven Economy

Author:
Amir Sufi | PDFPaper | PDFPresentation
Professor
University of Chicago

Discussant:
Fatih Guvenen | PDFPresentation
Professor
University of Minnesota

2:40 p.m.

General Discussion

3:00 p.m.

Monetary Policy in an Uneven Economy

Panelists:
Markus Brunnermeier | PDFPresentation
Professor
Princeton University

Kristin Forbes | PDFRemarks | PDFPresentation
Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Maurice Obstfeld | PDFRemarks | PDFPresentation
Professor
University of California – Berkeley

3:45 p.m.

General Discussion

4:00 p.m.

Adjournment of Afternoon Session