This year's symposium was conducted online. The proceedings were livestreamed on the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's External LinkYouTube 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 PDFIn Late August.


Agenda

Aug. 27, 2020

8:00 a.m.

Program Kick-Off

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

PDFWelcome Remarks

PDFContributors

PDFSummary

8:05 a.m.

Moderator Welcome

Chair:
Susan M. Collins
Provost
University of Michigan

8:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks

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

8:55 a.m.

Why Has The Trend Rate Of Growth Declined?

Author: Ufuk Akcigit | PDFPaper 
Professor
University of Chicago

Discussant: Gauti B. Eggertsson | PDFRemarks
Professor
Brown University

9:15 a.m.

General Discussion

PDFDiscussion

9:35 a.m.

Why Are Interest Rates So Low?

Author: 
Laura Veldkamp | PDFPaper
Professor
Columbia University

Discussant:
Kenneth Rogoff | PDFRemarks
Professor
Harvard University

9:55 a.m.

General Discussion

PDFDiscussion

10:15 a.m.

Crisis Management in the COVID-19 Economic Shutdown

Panelists: 
Philip R. Lane PDFRemarks
Member of the Executive Board
European Central Bank

Tiff Macklem | PDFRemarks
Governor
Bank of Canada

Tharman Shanmugaratnam PDFRemarks
Chairman
Monetary Authority of Singapore

10:45 a.m.

General Discussion

11:10 a.m.

Adjournment

PDFDiscussion

Aug. 28, 2020

8:00 a.m.

Moderator Welcome

Chair:
Kristin J. Forbes
Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Andrew Bailey | PDFRemarks
Governor
Bank of England

8:40 a.m.

Micro Uncertainty and Policy Uncertainty

Author:
Nicholas Bloom | PDFPaper
Professor
Stanford University

Discussant:
Janice C. Eberly 
PDFRemarks
Professor
Northwestern University

9:00 a.m.

General Discussion

PDFDiscussion

9:20 a.m.

Expectations and Monetary Policy

Author:
Yuriy Gorodnichenko |​ PDFPaper
Professor
University of California-Berkeley

Discussant:
George-Marios Angeletos | PDFRemarks
Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9:40 a.m.

General Discussion

PDFDiscussion

10:00 a.m.

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

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

Jordi Galí | PDFRemarks
Professor
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Michael Woodford | PDFRemarks
Professor
Columbia University

10:30 a.m.

General Discussion

PDFDiscussion

10:55 a.m.

Concluding Remarks

11:00 a.m.