Jackson Hole gives Yellen stage to keep 2016 rate rise on the radar

Global central bankers meet at mountain resort as growth lags

24th August, 2016
Fed chair Janet Yellen

More than ever, the time is right for Janet Yellen to preserve her options.

The formal topic of Yellen’s speech is the “monetary policy toolkit” and the conference itself, hosted by the Kansas City Fed from August 25-27, is “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future.”

Both imply an academic focus on the challenges confronting policy makers that have prompted a rethink of conventional wisdom about the relationships...

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