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Monique Davis (Minneapolis Fed), Fiona Greig (Vanguard), and Alex Albright (Minneapolis Fed) chat during a break at the 2022 fall conference.Caroline Yang for Minneapolis Fed

Fall 2023 Institute Research Conference

October 5–6, 2023 | Minneapolis

The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute will hold its third annual Fall Research Conference in Minneapolis on October 5 and 6, 2023. This event will showcase the range of frontier-style research that the Institute engages with and supports. A broad scholarly exchange of ideas around presented papers will be encouraged. The event will also include an invited keynote speaker.

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Institute advisor William Spriggs (Howard University, AFL-CIO) and Minneapolis Fed Board of Directors member Sri Zaheer (University of Minnesota) talk during the 2022 research conference.Caroline Yang for Minneapolis Fed

We invite submissions on questions related to the Institute mission of supporting the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate through research into how to enhance economic opportunity and achieve inclusive growth. We invite submissions that inform this mission from both inside and outside of economics and from a range of methodological approaches.

The second day of the conference will focus on paper development, and submissions will be limited to researchers who are within 10 years of completing their Ph.D. We encourage submission of papers in draft form that will benefit from workshopping and participant feedback.

The program of last year’s conference can be found here.

Submission criteria

Submissions to the main conference day are open to Institute Advisory Board members and current or former visiting scholars, as well as to colleagues around the Federal Reserve System. Researchers of any affiliation up to 10 years post-Ph.D. are invited to submit to the early career researchers’ workshop on the second day of the conference.

Submission and event details

The 2023 conference will be held in person at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on October 5 (main conference) and October 6 (early career researchers’ workshop). Reimbursement for presenters’ travel expenses will be available. Coverage of the main conference will be streamed online. Details on the two days of the conference and information on how to submit can be found below. The call for papers is now closed.

Please contact us at with any questions.

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Neel Kashkari moderated the 2022 keynote conversation with Institute advisor Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (University of Chicago), Karen Dynan (Harvard University), and Philip Jefferson (Board of Governors).Caroline Yang for Minneapolis Fed

Institute Fall Research Conference: October 5

  • Approximately 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CT. Presentations will be scheduled in this time frame.
  • Institute Advisory Board members, current and former visiting scholars, and colleagues from the Federal Reserve System are invited to submit.
  • Partial drafts will be accepted, but preference will be given to full manuscripts. The call for papers is now closed.
  • Each paper will be followed by a discussant and audience Q&A.
  • This portion of the event will be publicized, recorded, and livestreamed.

Early Career Researchers’ Workshop: October 6

  • Approximately 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. CT. Presentations and activities will be scheduled in this time frame.
  • Researchers of any affiliation up to 10 years post-Ph.D. are invited to submit.
  • This day is focused on paper development and works in progress are preferred. Submit a link to an up-to-date CV at the same time. The call for papers is now closed.
  • Presenters will be matched with discussants.
  • This year’s early career workshop will focus on paper development. The event will not be recorded and presenters will have discretion over subsequent paper postings.

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Andrew Goodman-Bacon (Minneapolis Fed) provides discussant comments at the 2022 research conference.Caroline Yang for Minneapolis Fed