Fed Listens

An important pillar of the review was the Fed Listens initiative. Fourteen Fed Listens events held around the country in 2019 engaged a wide range of organizations—employee groups and union members, small business owners, residents of low- and moderate-income communities, workforce development organizations and community colleges, retirees, and others—to hear about how monetary policy affects peoples’ daily lives and livelihoods. A fifteenth event was held in May 2020 to hear about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities around the United States. These events provided valuable feedback on monetary policy. Information about each of the events is provided below. The box on the right contains links to a report on the Fed Listens initiative and to one of the events, a flagship research conference held in June 2019.

Other Fed Listens Events
February 25, 2019
Community Listening Session
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Summary of Community Listening Session

April 9-10, 2019
Fed Listens: Distributional Consequences of the Cycle and Monetary Policy
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Summary of Fed Listens Session

May 8, 2019
Community Listening Session
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Summary of Fed Listens Session

May 13, 2019
New England Perspectives on Fed Policymaking: A Fed Listens Conference
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Summary of Fed Listens Session

May 17, 2019
Fed Listens: Education, Employment, and Monetary Policy in the Third District
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Summary of Fed Listens Session

May 20, 2019
Fed Listens Roundtable Discussion
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Summary of Fed Listens Session (PDF)

June 21, 2019
Policy Summit 2019: Connecting People & Places to Opportunity (Closing Session)
The Fed Listens: A Town Hall Discussion with Federal Reserve Leadership
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Summary of Fed Listens Session

July 16, 2019
Community Listening Session in Augusta, Georgia
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Summary of the Session at the link above)

September 4, 2019
Community Listening Session
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Summary of Fed Listens Session (PDF)

September 26, 2019
Community Listening Session
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Summary of Fed Listens Session (PDF)

October 4, 2019
Fed Listens: Perspectives on Maximum Employment and Price Stability
Federal Reserve Board (Summary of the Session at the link above)

October 9, 2019
Community Listening Session (PDF)
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Summary of Fed Listens Session (PDF)

October 17, 2019
Fed Listens: Monetary Policy’s Impact on Workers and Their Communities
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Summary of Fed Listens Session

May 21, 2020
Fed Listens: How is COVID-19 Affecting Your Community?
Federal Reserve Board

Back to Top
Last Update: August 02, 2021