Conversations with the Fed

The End of the American Dream? Inequality and Segregation in US Cities

Alessandra Fogli | Assistant Director of Inequality Research and Monetary Advisor

May 31, 2018
7:00 PM

Alessandra Fogli

Over the last 40 years, the US has experienced a large increase in inequality. At the same time there has been a substantial increase in residential segregation by income and education. What is the link between inequality and residential and educational choices?

Join Alessandra Fogli, senior economist and assistant director in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, for a discussion about segregation and inequality across U.S. cities and their consequences on educational outcomes of future generations. This free event will be held at the Minneapolis Fed on May 31 at 7:00 pm and is preceded by an optional tour.

Alessandra Fogli is a senior economist and assistant director in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Her research explores how an individual's social context, including family, neighborhood, school, as well as society at large, affects economic behavior and in turn aggregate economic outcomes, such as labor force participation and fertility patterns, output growth and income inequality.

Fogli earned her bachelor's degree summa cum laude and master's degree in economics from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, and a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Before joining the Minneapolis Fed in 2013, Fogli has been an assistant professor at New York University and at the University of Minnesota, a visiting professor at EIEF and an associate professor at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan. Fogli is also a faculty research fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Video: Full Event [YouTube]