Jackson Hole Journal: Rajan, Kuroda Round Out Exclusive Roster

It’s late August and for many of the world’s leading central bankers, that means the start of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Jackson Hole retreat in the Teton mountains of Wyoming.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi this year are skipping the conference, which focuses on inflation. Instead, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer and ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio will attend. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will also be there.

Here are the names of more attendees of the invitation-only event, according to a partial list of participants from the Kansas City Fed:

• Fed governors Jerome Powell and Lael Brainard, as well as regional Fed presidents James Bullard from St. Louis, Richmond’s Jeffrey Lacker, Dennis Lockhart of Atlanta, Eric Rosengren from Boston, Philadelphia’s newly installed President Patrick Harker, and conference host Esther George of the Kansas City Fed

• From Europe, ECB executive board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer, Marek Belka, governor of the Polish central bank, Belgian central bank Governor Jan Smets and Finland’s Erkki Liikanen. Also, Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan will take part in a panel Friday titled “Central Bank Perspectives on Inflation Dynamics”

• Emerging-market officials include Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, who will take part in a panel discussion on “Global Inflation Dynamics” on Saturday with Fischer, Carney and Constancio

• Others include Turkish central bank Governor Erdem Basci, Russia’s Elvira Nabiullina and Brazil’s Alexandre Tombini

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