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Inaugural Spring 2017 Institute Conference

Read a summary of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute's first conference.

May 22 – 23, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Inaugural Spring 2017 Institute Conference

The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute is a new Federal Reserve initiative aimed at conducting world-class research to measure, analyze and make recommendations to improve the economic well-being of all Americans, with a particular focus on structural barriers that limit full participation in economic opportunity and advancement in the U.S.

The Institute’s inaugural conference was held on May 22-23, 2017. The agenda included discussions of current challenges to economic opportunity within the context of how the Federal Reserve can proactively engage and assist in supporting inclusive growth, either through monetary policy or other public policy contributions.

Read a summary of the conference on our Conference Summary page. 

Read a recap of the conference on our Conference Feed page.


Monday, May 22: Day 1

9:30 am - 9:35 am
Conference Welcome: Neel Kashkari [Video]
9:35 am - 11:35 am
Panel 1: Segregation & Inequality [Video]
Chair: David Altig, FRB ATL
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch Keynote [Video]
Sondra Samuels, Northside Achievement Zone
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Panel 2: Human Capital & Mobility [Video]
Chair: Aysegul Sahin, FRB NY
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Coffee Break
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Panel 3: Data: New Frontiers of Collection & Analysis [Video]
Chair: Stephanie Aaronson, Federal Reserve System Board of Governors
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner Keynote [Video]
Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve System Board of Governors

Tuesday, May 23: Day 2

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Panel 4: Distributional Consequences of Public Policy [Video]
Chair: David Wilcox, Federal Reserve System Board of Governors
10:30 am – 10:45 am
Coffee Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Panel 5: Federal Reserve System Takeaways [Video]
Chair: Mark Wright, FRB MPLS
12:15 pm
Closing remarks: Mark Wright