Fed Listens

As part of the Federal Reserve System's effort to assess its monetary policy strategy, tools, and communication practices, the New York Fed hosted four Fed Listens sessions in 2019 to solicit a wide range of perspectives from diverse stakeholders around issues related to the job market, inflation, and the transmission of monetary policy to the broader economy.

Read the summary of the four sessions.

Advisory Group Meetings

The New York Fed engaged with three of its existing external Advisory Groups to discuss these issues. Find the minutes from those meeting below:

Capstone Roundtable

In addition, the New York Fed hosted a capstone roundtable discussion in May that included additional constituents, including labor and non-profit leaders, local government officials and congressional district staff, and regional academics. Attendees participated in a discussion with Richard H. Clarida, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and John C. Williams, President and CEO of the New York Fed.

Watch a webcast of this session below.


Download the agenda and the list of attendees.

For more on how the New York Fed engages with its district, go to Outreach & Education.

About The System Effort

The Federal Reserve on Nov. 15, 2018, announced a review of the strategy, tools, and communication practices it uses to pursue its congressionally-assigned mandate of maximum employment and price stability. The review included a System research conference on June 4-5, 2019, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Additionally, Reserve Banks are hosting a series of public events around the country to hear from a wide range of stakeholders. Beginning around the middle of 2019, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will discuss the perspectives offered during the outreach events as part of its review. The Committee is expected to report its findings in 2020.

New York Fed Sessions
Advisory Council on Small Business and Agriculture
March 25, 2019
Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board
March 26, 2019
Community Advisory Group
April 3, 2019
Roundtable Discussion
May 20, 2019