Jackson Hole Symposium -- 2005 Program

Thursday, August 25, 2005; 12:00 AM

"The Greenspan Era: Lessons for the Future" -- A Symposium Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. (Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 25-27, 2005).

Friday August 26

Topic: "Reflections on Central Banking" by Alan Greenspan (Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)

Topic: "Economic Performance in the Greenspan Era: The Evolution of Events and Ideas" by Alan S. Blinder (Princeton University) and Ricardo Reis (Princeton University)

Discussants: Allan H. Meltzer (Carnegie-Mellon University) and John B. Taylor (Stanford University)

Topic: "Business Cycle Dynamics and Monetary Policy" by Robert E. Hall (Stanford University)

Discussants: Charles Bean (Executive Director and Chief Economist, Bank of England) and N. Gregory Mankiw (HarvardUniversity)

Topic: "Current Account Imbalances: How Will They End?" by Sebastian Edwards (University of California, Los Angeles)

Discussants: Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley) and Catherine L. Mann (Institute for International Economics)

Luncheon Address: Robert E. Rubin (Citigroup)

Saturday August 27

Topic: "Financial Markets, Financial Fragility, and Central Banking" by Raghuram G. Rajan (International Monetary Fund)

Discussants: Donald L. Kohn (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System) and Hyun Song Shin (London School of Economics).

Topic: "Central Bank Transparency and Monetary Policy" by Michael Woodford (Columbia University)

Discussant: Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)

Topic: "Monetary Policy Strategies: A Central Bank Panel" with Kazumasa Iwata (Bank of Japan), Mervyn A. King (Bank of England) and Jean-Claude Trichet (European Central Bank)

Source: Federal Reserve.

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