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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

Medical Expenses and Saving in Retirement: The Case of U.S. and Sweden

Institute Working Paper 8 | April 10, 2018

Makoto Nakajima | Visiting Scholar, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Irina A. Telyukova | Intensity Corporation

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Earnings Inequality and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from Brazil

Institute Working Paper 7 | March 12, 2018

Niklas Engbom | Princeton University
Christian Moser | Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute Visiting Scholar and Columbia University

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Publications

System Working Papers

Internal Immigrant Mobility in the Early 20th Century: Experimental Evidence from Galveston Immigrants

System Working Paper 18-10 | March 26, 2018

Daniel Aaronson | Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Jonathan Davis | University of Chicago
Karl Schulze | Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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Demographics and the Evolution of Global Imbalances

System Working Paper 18-09 | March 23, 2018

Michael Sposi | Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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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.

The application period for the 2018-2019 cohort of Visiting Scholars has closed.

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Conferences

In 2017, the Minneapolis Fed hosted a conference series dedicated to exploring topics related to the Institute’s mission. Subsequent conferences highlight the emerging research of Advisory Board members, Visiting Scholars, and other experts.

2018 conferences will occur on May 11 and Oct. 18-19. Conferences will be live streamed here and on minneapolisfed.org

Conferences

Conference Series

Spring 2018 Institute Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | May 11, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN

The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute's third conference focused on labor market trends & the future of work. The agenda included panel discussions on labor markets and poverty, breaking down barriers to employment, and the future of work and welfare.

Fall 2017 Institute Conference

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

The Institute’s fall conference was built around the topic of segregation and inequality, and examined 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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