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2014 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. 21 -23 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 Daylight Time.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

6 p.m.

Opening Reception and Dinner

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

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

8 a.m.

Opening Remarks

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

8:30 a.m.

Churn and the Functioning of Labor Markets

   
Authors: Steven J. Davis - Handout
  Professor,
  University of Chicago
   
  John Haltiwanger - Handout
  Professor,
  University of Maryland
   
Discussant: Richard Rogerson
  Professor,
  Princeton University
   

9:05 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9:30 a.m.

Job Polarization

   
Author: David Autor - Handout
Professor,
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   

10:15 a.m.

Discussant

   
Discussant: Lisa M. LynchHandout
  Professor,
  Brandeis University
   

10:30 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:55 a.m.

Panel on Demographics

   
Panelists: Karen Eggleston - Handout
  Professor,
  Stanford University
   
  David Lam - Handout
  Professor,
  University of Michigan
   
  Ronald D. Lee - Handout
  Professor,
  University of California, Berkeley
   

11:55 a.m.

General Discussion

   

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon Address

   
Speaker: Mario Draghi
  President,
  European Central Bank
   

2 p.m.

Adjournment

   
   

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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

8 a.m.

Scars From the Crisis

   
Author: Till Marco von Wachter - Handout
Associate Professor,
  University of California, Los Angeles
   
Discussant: Antonella Trigari
  Associate Professor,
  Bocconi University
   

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

   

9 a.m.

Wage Dynamics

   
Author: Giuseppe Bertola - Handout
  Professor,
  EDHEC School of Business
   

9:45 a.m.

Discussant

   
Discussant: Mark Bils - Handout
  Professor,
  University of Rochester
   

10 a.m.

General Discussion

   

10:25 a.m.

Overview Panel: Labor Markets and Monetary Policy

   
Panelists: Ben Broadbent - Handout
  Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy,
  Bank of England
   
  Haruhiko Kuroda - Handout
  Governor,
  Bank of Japan
   
  Alexandre Antonio Tombini - Handout
  Governor,
  Central Bank of Brazil
   

11:25 a.m.

General Discussion

   

2 p.m.

Adjournment

   


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