May 21 ‘Fed Listens’ session will focus on COVID-19 impacts

A “Fed Listens” panel, held in virtual format, on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed perspectives on the labor market, inflation, and the transmission of monetary policy to households and businesses is slated for 2:30 p.m. ET next Thursday and will include opening remarks from Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. (“Jay”) Powell.

The Fed notice states that the panel discussion, moderated by Fed Board Gov. Lael Brainard, is a follow-up (after 14 “Listens” sessions held over the previous year) with leaders from organizations including unions, small businesses, low- and moderate-income communities, retirees, and others.

May 21 “Fed Listens”