Fed Listens San Francisco

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

In 2019, the Federal Reserve has launched a listening tour, reaching out to a broad range of people across the country. Through it, the Fed wants to hear views on how best to pursue its mandated goals of maximum employment and stable prices.

The San Francisco Fed is hosting one of the Fed Listens tour stops on September 26. At the all-day meeting, invited researchers, policymakers, and public officials, as well as business practitioners and community representatives, will discuss the costs, benefits, and sustainability of running a hot economy.

You can learn more about the Fed Listens initiative and events at the Board of Governors information site.

A key goal of the Fed Listens initiative is public accessibility. With that in mind, the San Francisco Fed will live-stream its sessions and make videos available on demand afterward.

Conference Videos

8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Mary Daly, President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Richard Clarida, Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

9:00 a.m. Policy trade-offs of running a hot economy

Douglas (Doug) Elmendorf, Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

9:30 a.m. Q & A
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Panel discussion: Research perspectives on the costs and benefits of a hot economy

Moderator: Sylvain Leduc, Executive VP and Director of Research, FRBSF


Stephanie Aaronson, Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program, Brookings Institution
Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum

11:30 a.m. Q & A
1:30 p.m. Panel discussion: A community development and labor perspective

Moderator: John Moon, Director, Community Development, FRBSF


Carrie Cihak, Chief of Policy, King County
Isela Gracian, President, East Los Angeles Community Corporation
Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Carmen Rojas, President, Workers Lab

2:30 p.m. Q & A
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Panel discussion: Business opportunities and challenges

Moderator: Mark Gould, First Vice President, FRBSF


Russell A. (Chip) Childs, President and CEO, SkyWest, Inc.
Kristin Reinke, Vice President and Head of Google Finance, Google, Inc.
Patricia (Pat) R. Richards, President and CEO, SelectHealth
Rosemary Turner, president (retired) of UPS Northern California and Deputy Chair, FRBSF head office Board of Directors
David White, National Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA

4:30 p.m. Q & A
5:00 p.m. Closing Keynote

Atif Mian, Professor of Economics, Princeton University

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