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 the agenda are Mountain Standard Time. To learn more about the symposium's history read PDFIn Late August.


Agenda

Aug. 24, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Dinner

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

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Aug. 25, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Chair:
Susan M. Collins
Former Dean
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan 

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

8:30 a.m.

Fostering Business Dynamism and Ensuring Competitive Markets

Authors:
Chang-Tai Hsieh
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Professor
University of Chicago

Pete Klenow PDFPaper
Professor
Stanford University

Discussant:
Gita Gopinath | PDFRemarks
Professor
Harvard University

9:05 a.m.

General Discussion

9:55 a.m.

Income Inequality and the Distribution Aspects of International Trade

Author:
Nina Pavcnik
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Professor
Dartmouth College

Discussant:
David Dorn |
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Professor
University of Zurich

10:30 a.m.

General Discussion

10:55 a.m.

Panel on the Changing Landscape of International Trade

Panelists:
Ann E. Harrison |
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Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Catherine L. Mann | PDFRemarks
Chief Economist
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Peter K. Schott | PDFRemarks
Professor
Yale University

John Van Reenen | PDFRemarks
Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:55 a.m.

General Discussion

1:00 p.m.

Luncheon Address

Mario DraghiPDFRemarks
President
European Central Bank

2:00 p.m.

Adjournment

Aug. 26, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Balancing Short-term Fiscal Stimulus with Longer-term Sustainability

Chair:
Randall S. Kroszner
Professor
University of Chicago

Authors:
Alan J. Auerbach
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Professor
University of California-Berkeley

Yuriy GorodnichenkoPDFPaper
Professor
University of California-Berkeley

Discussant:
Jason Furman
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Professor
Harvard University 

8:35 a.m.

General Discussion

9:00 a.m.

Achieving Balanced Global Growth

Author:
Menzie Chinn
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Professor
University of Wisconsin 

Discussant:
Maurice Obstfeld
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Economic Counsellor
International Monetary Fund

10:00 a.m.

General Discussion

10:25 a.m.

Overview Panel

Panelists:
Norman Chan
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Chief Executive
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Timothy J. KehoePDFRemarks
Professor
University of Minnesota

Carmen M. ReinhartPDFRemarks
Professor
Harvard University

11:25 a.m.

General Discussion

2:00 p.m.