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US Monetary Policy and the Economy: What Can the World Expect?

2 March 2017 - 8:15am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Dr Donald Kohn, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution; Vice Chairman, US Federal Reserve (2006-10)



Donald Kohn will join us for a discussion of US monetary policy, the outlook for the US economy, and the effects on, and prospects for, global markets in 2017.

What can we expect from President Trump’s economic policies? Will he be able to deliver his campaign promises of major changes in tax, spending, regulatory and trade policies? How will this affect the US economy and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy? And how will all this impact US growth, the labour market, inflation and the dollar? As the Federal Reserve is expected to exit from its unusual monetary policies while other major economies pursue a disparate course, are there risks to global financial markets and how can they be managed?

This event is part of the US and Americas Programme ongoing series on US and European Perspectives on Common Economic Challenges. This series examines some of the principal global challenges that we face today and potentially differing perspectives from across Europe and the US.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.