Jackson Hole attendees stick to the script

Central bankers and academics at the Fed's annual Jackson Hole conference in the United States discussed the impacts of globalisation at length, but gave away little on immediate policy directions.

This year's official theme was "The New Economic Geography", with the US Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, starting things off by saying that "The challenge for policymakers is to ensure that the benefits of global economic integration are sufficiently wide-shared - for example, by helping displaced

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