Economic Symposium Conference Proceedings

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. 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.

Read more about the symposium's history, which spans more than three decades.

In addition, the Bank has provided this 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 "Inside the Central Banking Hangouts of Jackson Hole."

  • 2014 "Re-Evaluating Labor Market Dynamics," Aug. 21-23 (Program available at 6 p.m., MT, Aug. 21)
  • 2013 "Global Dimensions of Unconventional Monetary Policy"
  • 2012 "The Changing Policy Landscape"
  • 2011 "Achieving Maximum Long-Run Growth"
  • 2010 "Macroeconomic Challenges: The Decade Ahead"
  • 2009 "Financial Stability and Macroeconomic Policy"
  • 2008 "Maintaining Stability in a Changing Financial System"
  • 2007 "Housing, Housing Finance, and Monetary Policy"
  • 2006 "The New Economic Geography: Effects and Policy Implications"
  • 2005, "The Greenspan Era: Lessons for the Future"
  • 2004, "Global Demographic Change: Economic Impacts and Policy Challenges"
  • 2003, "Monetary Policy and Uncertainty: Adapting to a Changing Economy"
  • 2002, "Rethinking Stabilization Policy"
  • 2001, "Economic Policy for the Information Economy"
  • 2000, "Global Economic Integration: Opportunities and Challenges"
  • 1999, "New Challenges for Monetary Policy"
  • 1998, "Income Inequality Issues and Policy Options"
  • 1997, "Maintaining Financial Stability in a Global Economy"
  • 1996, "Achieving Price Stability"
  • 1995, "Budget Deficits and Debt: Issues and Options"
  • 1994, "Reducing Unemployment: Current Issues and Policy Options"
  • 1993, "Changing Capital Markets: Implications for Monetary Policy"
  • 1992, "Policies for Long-Run Economic Growth"
  • 1991, "Policy Implications of Trade and Currency Zones"
  • 1990, "Central Banking Issues in Emerging Market-Oriented Economies"
  • 1989, "Monetary Policy Issues in the 1990's"
  • 1988, "Financial Market Volatility"
  • 1987, "Restructuring The Financial System"
  • 1986, "Debt, Financial Stability, and Public Policy"
  • 1985, "Competing in the World Marketplace: The Challenge for American Agriculture"
  • 1985, "The U.S. Dollar - Recent Developments, Outlook, and Policy Options"
  • 1984, "Price Stability and Public Policy"
  • 1983, "Industrial Change and Public Policy"
  • 1982, "Monetary Policy Issues in the 1980's"
  • 1981, "Modeling Agriculture for Policy Analysis in the 1980's"
  • 1980, "Future Sources of Loanable Funds for Agricultural Banks"
  • 1979, "Western Water Resources: Coming Problems and the Policy Alternatives"
  • 1978, "World Agricultural Trade: The Potential for Growth"