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The Minneapolis Fed’s Research Division has a long history of producing top-tier academic research on a wide range of issues related to the policy mission of the Federal Reserve System. To that end, we provide policy analysis and advice to support the Bank president’s participation in Federal Open Market Committee meetings.

We also develop research for other strategic Bank initiatives, including, among others, policies around housing, education, and minimum wage.

For more than 50 years, we’ve had a historic partnership with the University of Minnesota that has helped produce six Nobel laureates.

Our work is created and supported by more than one hundred research and policy economists, research analysts and assistants, local and national research consultants, visiting scholars from around the world, and a highly-trained professional staff.

We’re home to the System-wide Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute, which is dedicated to conducting research to measure, analyze, and make recommendations to improve the economic well-being of all Americans.