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Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute

About Us

The mission of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute is to conduct and promote research that will increase economic opportunity and inclusive growth and help the Federal Reserve achieve its maximum employment mandate.

A distinguished group of academics have joined the Board of Advisors to help launch the Institute. Board members will help the Institute by identifying topics where the Federal Reserve System can make a significant contribution and by recruiting Visiting Scholars. In the future, the Board’s support will grow and adjust according to the needs of the Institute and the direction of developing scholarship.

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Publications

Institute Working Papers

Wage Inequality and Job Stability

Institute Working Paper 5 | December 1, 2017

Ana Luisa Pessoa de Araujo | Visiting Scholar, Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute and University of Minnesota

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Spatial Patterns of Development: A Meso Approach

Institute Working Paper 4 | November 28, 2017

Stelios Michalopoulos | Visiting Scholar, Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute, Brown University, CEPR, and NBER
Elias Papaioannou | London Business School and CEPR

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Publications

System Working Papers

Geographic Inequality of Economic Well-being among U.S. Cities: Evidence from Micro Panel Data

System Working Paper 17-30 | December 13, 2017

Chi-Young Choi | University of Texas at Arlington
Alexander Chudik | Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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An Assessment of the National Establishment Time Series (NETS) Database

System Working Paper 17-29 | December 7, 2017

Keith Barnatchez | Colby College
Leland D. Crane | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Ryan A. Decker | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Working Together For Inclusive Growth

Visiting Scholar Program

The Institute will annually invite selected scholars to pursue research while in residence at the Minneapolis Fed. These scholars will all have Ph.D.’s in the Social Sciences or have a career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Scholars will be selected based upon a research proposal related to the Institute’s mission.

We are currently seeking Visiting Scholars for the 2018-2019 cohort. More information here.

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Coming Together For Inclusive Growth

Conferences

Starting in May 2017, the Minneapolis Fed will host a conference series dedicated to exploring topics related to the Institute’s mission. Subsequent conferences will be organized to highlight the emerging research of Advisory Board members, Visiting Scholars, and other experts. Conferences will be live streamed here and on minneapolisfed.org

Conferences

Conference Series

Fall 2017 Institute Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | October 26, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN

The Institute’s fall conference is built around the topic of segregation and inequality, and will examine the role of several related issues, including disparities in housing and education.

Inaugural Spring 2017 Institute Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | May 22-23, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN

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.

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Press Release

The Minneapolis Fed’s Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute Announces 17 Scholars for 2017-2018

April 18, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS- The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is pleased to announce the names of 17 outstanding visiting scholars selected to conduct research while in residence at the Minneapolis Fed’s Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute.

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