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2013 Economic Policy Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts dozens of central bankers, policymakers, academics and economists from around the world at its annual economic policy symposium, Aug. 22 -24 in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Materials for this year's symposium, during which participants discuss economic issues, implications and policy options, will be posted as they are available.

Times listed on program are Mountain Standard Time.

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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

6 p.m.

Opening Reception and Dinner

   
Foreword: Esther George
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   
Contributors  
Summary  
   

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Chair: Stanley Fischer
  Former Governor
  Bank of Israel
   
7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
   

8 a.m.



The Natural Rate of Interest, Financial Crises
and the Zero Lower Bound

Author: Robert E. Hall - Handout
  Professor, Stanford University
  Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
   
Discussant: Hyun Song Shin - Handout
  Professor
  Princeton University
   

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9 a.m.

The Transmission of Unconventional Monetary Policy

   
Author: Arvind Krishnamurthy - Handout
  Professor
  Northwestern University
   
9:20 a.m. Coffee Break
   
9:45 a.m.  
Discussant: Anil K. Kashyap
Professor
  University of Chicago
   

10 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:25 a.m.

Panel on Monetary Policy Options and Tools

   
Panelists: Agustín Carstens
  Governor
  Bank of Mexico
   
  David Daokui Li
  Professor
  Tsinghua University
   
  Frank R. Smets
  Director General, Directorate General Research
  European Central Bank
   

11:25 a.m.

General Discussion

   

12:15 p.m.

Luncheon Address

   
Speaker: Christine Lagarde
  Managing Director
  International Monetary Fund
   
2 p.m. Adjournment
   
7 p.m. Reception and Dinner
   

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

Chair: Janet L. Yellen
  Vice Chair
  Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
   
7:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
   

8 a.m.

Global Liquidity

   
Author: Jean-Pierre Landau - Handout
Fellow
  Sciences Po
   
Discussant: Claudio Borio
  Deputy Head, Monetary and Economic Department and Director, Research and Statistics
  Bank for International Settlements
   

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9 a.m.

Cross-Border Capital Flows

   
Author: Hélène Rey - Handout
  Professor
  London Business School
   
Discussant: Terrence J. Checki
  Executive Vice President
  Federal Reserve Bank of New York
   

10 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:25 a.m.

Overview Panel

   
Panelists: Charles R. Bean
  Deputy Governor
  Bank of England
   
  Haruhiko Kuroda - Handout
  Governor
  Bank of Japan
   
  Luiz A. Pereira da Silva
  Deputy-Governor
  International Affairs and Financial Regulation
  Central Bank of Brazil
   

11:25 a.m.

General Discussion

   
12:15 p.m. Luncheon
   
2 p.m. Adjournment
   
7 p.m. Closing Reception and Dinner


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