Conference Series

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | September 28, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN

Individuals, Institutions, and Inequality Conference

In modern societies, individuals differ greatly in the likelihood that at any point in time they will be employed, engaged in crime, or imprisoned. This conference explores the sources of individual variation in these important outcomes over time and space while paying particular attention to the role of institutions.

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Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Minneapolis | September 13-14, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois

Occupational Licensing Over Time and Across Countries

Requiring government licenses to practice trades and professions is a rising trend in the United States and abroad. This conference will discuss occupational licensing from a global perspective, with attention to current policy, labor market consequences and policy options. Participants include scholars, practitioners and policymakers from around the world.

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

Spring 2018 Institute Conference

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.

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

Fall 2017 Institute Conference

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.

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

Inaugural Spring 2017 Institute Conference

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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