The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosted dozens of central bankers, policymakers, academics and economists from around the world at its annual economic policy symposium, Aug. 21 -23, 2014, in Jackson Hole, Wyo. 

Materials for the symposium, during which participants discussed economic issues, implications and policy options, are available below. 

To learn more about the symposium's history read PDFIn Late August


Agenda

Aug. 21, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Dinner

ESTHER GEORGE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

PDFForeword

PDFContributors

PDFSummary

Aug. 22, 2014

8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Janet L.Yellen
Chair
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Chair:
Peter Blair Henry
Dean, Stern School of Business
New York University

8:30 a.m.

Churn and the Functioning of Labor Markets

Authors:

PDFSteven J. Davis
Professor
University of Chicago

PDFJohn Haltiwanger
Professor
University of Maryland

Discussant:

PDFRichard Rogerso
Professor
Princeton University

9:05 a.m.

General Discussion

9:30 a.m.

Job Polarization

Author:

David Autor
Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:15 a.m.

Discussant:

Lisa M. Lynch
Professor
Brandeis University

10:55 a.m.

Panel on Demographics

Panelists:

PDFKaren Eggleston
Professor
Stanford University

PDFDavid Lam
Professor
University of Michigan

PDFRonald D. Lee
Professor
University of California, Berkeley

11:55 a.m.

General Discussion

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon Address

PDFMario Draghi
President
European Central Bank

2:00 p.m.

Adjournment

Aug. 23, 2014

8:00 a.m.

Scars from the Crisis

Chair:
Christina D. Romer
Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Author:
PDFTill Marco von Wachter
Associate Professor
University of California, Los Angeles

Discussant:
PDFAntonella Trigari
Associate Professor
Bocconi University

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

9:00 a.m.

Wage Dynamics

PDFGiuseppe Bertola
Professor
EDHEC School of Business

9:45 a.m.

Discussant

Discussant:
PDFMark Bills
Professor
University of Rochester

10:00 a.m.

General Discussion

10:25 a.m.

Overview Panel: Labor Markets and Monetary Policy

Panelists:

PDFBen Broadbent
Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy
Bank of England

PDFHaruhiko Kuroda
Governor
Bank of Japan

PDFAlexandre Antonio Tombini
Governor
Central Bank of Brazil

11:25 a.m.

General Discussion

2:00 p.m.

Adjournment