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Minneapolis Fed Announces New Class of Visiting Scholars

Minneapolis, April 11, 2018 The Minneapolis Fed announced a new and expanded cohort of 21 visiting scholars selected to conduct research while in residence at the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute.

This diverse class of respected academics will conduct research to measure, analyze and make recommendations to increase economic opportunity for all Americans.

Shortly after the Institute’s 2017 launch, 17 scholars were chosen for the inaugural class. The initial plan was for up to five researchers to join the Institute for the 2017-2018 academic year, but with such strong interest from many highly qualified candidates, the Minneapolis Fed expanded the program. The new set of scholars is even larger and more diverse.

“It’s important that we understand the wide range of barriers to economic opportunity,” said Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari. “Bringing together a well-respected and diverse set of scholars with unique ideas and experiences is vital to fully understanding and overcoming the obstacles to inclusive growth for all Americans.”

Visiting Scholars

For 2018-2019, the Minneapolis Fed has selected 21 scholars to conduct their research while in residence.

  • Douglas Almond, Professor of Economics, Columbia University
  • David Argente, Assistant Professor of Economics, Penn State University
  • Katarína Borovičková, Assistant Professor of Economics, New York University
  • Elizabeth Caucutt, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Western Ontario
  • Robynn Cox, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Southern California
  • Mariacristina De Nardi, Professor of Economics, University College London
  • Lena Edlund, Associate Professor of Economics, Columbia University
  • Eric French, Professor of Economics, University College London
  • Elisa Giannone, Assistant Professor of Economics, Penn State University
  • Loukas Karabarbounis, Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Tom Krebs, Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim
  • Jeremy Lise, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota
  • Lance Lochner, Professor of Economics, Director of Centre for Human Capital and Productivity, University of Western Ontario
  • Trevon Logan, Professor and Chairperson of Economics, Ohio State University
  • Derek Neal, Professor in Economics, University of Chicago
  • Sophie Osotimehin, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
  • Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis, Assistant Professor, MOVE, UAB, and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
  • Aaron Sojourner, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota
  • Thomas Winberry, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
  • Fang Yang, Associate Professor of Economics, Louisiana State University

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is responsible for the Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous banking organizations, and provides a variety of payments services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.

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