What keeps economists up at night?

Aug 23, 2023
We asked some professors to riff on the theme of the Fed's annual Jackson Hole retreat: “Structural Shifts in the Global Economy.”
"I think the regular 8-to-5 schedules we used to have are really super hard for families," says Ayse Imrohoroglu of the University of Southern California.
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Will we get less gloom and doom from Jay Powell at Jackson Hole?

Aug 17, 2023
In 2022, Powell warned of painful moves to get inflation under control.
At last year's 
Jackson Hole Symposium, Fed Chair Jerome Powell warned of the pain that rising interest rates will cause.
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Trying to boost diversity over margaritas at the Fed's Jackson Hole Symposium

Aug 9, 2023
There's been a push to make the annual gathering more reflective of the country's demographics.
Every August, economists and central bank officials gather for the Jackson Hole Symposium. In recent years, there have been efforts to diversify its attendants.
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For TikTok maker Kyla Scanlon, it's about making finance fun (and a bit chaotic)

Sep 7, 2022
Influencer Kyla Scanlon talks about the art of making TikToks on macroeconomics and her battles with algorithms and attention spans.
Kyla Scanlon is the independent economics educator and TikToker behind the "vibecession" theory.
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Play Fed bingo during the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

Aug 25, 2022
There are some key words to watch for in Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s speech: "data," "inflation" and "unemployment" are among them.
Listen to Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole on Friday and play along with our bingo board to see which key phrases he mentions.
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The lure of fishing, a Federal Reserve chair and Jackson Hole

Aug 24, 2022
We delve into the history of the Federal Reserve's annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium.
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Debate over Fed's role in shaping unequal economy expected at Jackson Hole

Aug 24, 2021
Wrapped up in this year's theme — "Macroeconomic Policy in an Uneven Economy" — is years of debate and controversy over who the economy serves.
People walk outside of the New York Stock Exchange in August 2016. At the Fed's Jackson Hole summit, economists expect discussions about the Fed's role in minimizing inequality.
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Wall Street awaits Fed Chair Powell’s Friday speech for signs of further rate cuts

Aug 22, 2019
The Fed’s annual Economic Policy Symposium is like the Academy Awards for a certain type of economist.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30:   Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Fed has decided to leave interest rates unchanged. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Do "superstar" companies hold down wages?

Aug 24, 2018
This week, central bankers, finance ministers and economists from the around the world flew to the mountain resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They’re there for an annual economic symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. One focus of this year’s event is on so-called “superstar” firms like Amazon, which is a half-million […]
An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.  
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A few reasons not to worry too much about the economy this weekend

Aug 25, 2017
We spoke with Bill Nelson, former deputy director of Monetary Affairs at the Federal Reserve, about the state of the U.S. economy.
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen arrives at a news conference in September 2015.
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