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

Thursday, August 27, 2020

8 a.m.

Program Kick-Off Watch remarks

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

8:05 a.m. 

Moderator Welcome 

Chair: Susan M. Collins
  University of Michigan

8:10 a.m. 

Opening Remarks Watch remarks

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

8:55 a.m. 

Why Has The Trend Rate Of Growth Declined? Watch session

Author:  Ufuk Akcigit | Paper | Materials
  University of Chicago 
Discussant:  Gauti B. Eggertsson | Remarks | Discussion materials
  Brown University

9:15 a.m.

General Discussion 


9:35 a.m.

Why Are Interest Rates So Low? Watch session 

Author:  Laura Veldkamp | Paper | Materials
  Columbia University
Discussant: Kenneth Rogoff | Remarks | Discussion materials
  Harvard University

9:55 a.m.

General Discussion 


10:15 a.m.

Crisis Management in the COVID-19 Economic Shutdown Watch panel 

Panelists:  Philip R. Lane Remarks | Materials
  Member of the Executive Board
  European Central Bank
  Tiff Macklem | Remarks
  Bank of Canada
  Tharman Shanmugaratnam Remarks 

Monetary Authority of Singapore


10:45 a.m.

General Discussion 


11:10 a.m.


Friday, August 28, 2020

8:00 a.m


Moderator Welcome 

Chair: Kristin J. Forbes

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


8:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks | Watch remarks


Andrew Bailey | Remarks
  Bank of England

8:40 a.m.

Micro Uncertainty and Policy Uncertainty | Watch session

Author: Nicholas Bloom | Paper | Materials
  Stanford University
Discussant:  Janice C. Eberly Remarks | Discussion materials
  Northwestern University

9:00 a.m.

General Discussion


9:20 a.m.

Expectations and Monetary Policy | Watch session

Author: Yuriy Gorodnichenko |​ Paper | Materials
  University of California-Berkeley
Discussant:  George-Marios Angeletos | Remarks | Discussion materials
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9:40 a.m.

General Discussion


10:00 a.m.

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

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

Jordi Galí | Remarks | Materials
  Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Michael Woodford | Remarks | Materials
  Columbia University

10:30 a.m. 

General Discussion  


10:55 a.m.  

Concluding Remarks 

11:00 a.m.


Portions of the program have been pre-recorded.

Roster of Registered Participants