Constituent policy

The Fed Reserve will discuss economic policy in Jackson Hole this weekend

JACKSON, Wyo.– A major gathering of the world’s top bankers is set to begin today in Jackson Hole.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will host dozens of central bankers, policymakers, academics and economists from around the world at its annual Economic Policy Symposium at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park from May 25 to August 27.

The bank said this year’s symposium, titled “Reassessing Constraints on Economics and Politics,” “will explore the emergence of economic constraints during the pandemic and how supply considerations have returned to the forefront of the stage”.

For more than three decades, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has hosted the annual Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park is located in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, which is served by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

“Away from day-to-day market and political pressures, this event takes place annually in the Kansas City Fed area,” says President and CEO Esther L. George of the symposium venue. “This site, which allows participants to step back and question their assumptions, is a key element in the success of the symposium.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City recovers the cost of hosting the symposium from its attendees.

This applies even to members of the news media, who in practice are generally admitted free to most other conferences, must pay the standard fee to attend. Additionally, participants are responsible for paying for their own airfare, accommodation, and any other expenses for activities they may undertake in Jackson Hole during their free time.

The full agenda will be available at here at 7 p.m. tonight. On Friday, August 26 at 9:00 a.m. CT, remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will be broadcast on the Kansas City Fed YouTube channel, here. Papers and other materials will be posted on the Kansas City Fed website as they are presented at the event.

The annual Global Banking Retreat has been held in Jackson Hole since 1982.