Jackson Hole Economic Symposium


DEFINITION of 'Jackson Hole Economic Symposium'

An annual symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City since 1978, and held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, since 1981. The symposium focuses on an important economic issue that faces U.S. and world economies. Participants include prominent central bankers and finance ministers, as well as academic luminaries and leading financial market players from around the world.
The Symposium proceedings are closely followed by market participants, as unexpected remarks emanating from the heavyweights at the Symposium have the potential to affect global stock and currency markets.

BREAKING DOWN 'Jackson Hole Economic Symposium'

The topic for the 2010 Symposium was "Macroeconomic Challenges: The Decade Ahead." Speakers included Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet, and Kansas City Fed President Tom Hoenig.

  1. Monetary Policy

    Monetary policy is the actions of a central bank, currency board ...
  2. Federal Reserve Bank

    The central bank of the United States and the most powerful financial ...
  3. Macroeconomic Factor

    A factor that is pertinent to a broad economy at the regional ...
  4. Federal Open Market Committee - ...

    The branch of the Federal Reserve Board that determines the direction ...
  5. Ben Bernanke

    The chairman of the board of governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve. ...
  6. Federal Reserve Board - FRB

    The governing body of the Federal Reserve System. The seven members ...
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