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Videos, Papers Now Available from “Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics” conference, featuring the Cleveland Fed’s Loretta Mester and the ECB’s Philip Lane

The Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics 2020 conference, co-sponsored by the Cleveland Fed’s Center for Inflation Research and the European Central Bank, took place in virtual format on May 21–22, 2020. The conference brought together top researchers from academia, central banks, and other policy institutions to present research findings related to inflation. Some of the topics of interest included:

  • The relationship between inflation and economic activity
  • Inflation dynamics and monetary policy
  • Determinants of inflation expectations
  • Micro-level price dynamics and implications for aggregate inflation

The conference featured 13 speakers, including opening remarks from Cleveland Fed President Loretta J. Mester and keynote remarks from Philip R. Lane, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. Find the full program, including conference video and papers, here.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

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