Conference on Heterogeneity and Monetary Policy
The conference focused on the interaction of heterogeneity with the design and transmission of monetary policy. The program committee invited submissions of theoretical, applied and empirical work on topics including balance sheet heterogeneity and the transmission of monetary policy, distributional consequences of conventional and unconventional monetary policy, interaction of monetary and fiscal policy in the presence of heterogeneity, reverse hysteresis and the unemployment-inflation tradeoff, and housing markets and quantitative easing.
Disparities in the Labor Market: What Are We Missing?
The conference focused on labor market outcomes across demographic groups, including those defined by race and ethnicity, gender, and geography. The Board invited submissions of research papers to examine the causes of these disparities, to explore the implications for aggregate economic performance, and to brainstorm new directions for research and policy.
The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System have hosted a biennial research conference for a number of years. Racial differences and barriers were issues that were commonly included in research selected for each recent conference.
The 2019 conference, organized by the Board of Governors and the Chicago Fed, focused on pathways to get into, and stay in, the middle class.
The 2017 conference, organized by the Board of Governors and the Minneapolis Fed, focused on the ability of children, youth, and their families to build a strong financial foundation.
The 2015 conference, organized by the Board of Governors and the St. Louis Fed, focused on economic mobility, much of the content of which was included in this publication.