The Minneapolis Fed announced a new cohort of 18 visiting scholars selected to conduct research while in residence at the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute.
“The Visiting Scholar Program is a key part of building strong relationships with experts working on how best to advance opportunity and inclusion in our economy,” said Institute Director Abigail Wozniak. “We’re so pleased these scholars are bringing their knowledge and perspectives to the Institute in the current COVID-19 environment. It is a critical time for the Fed to continue our investments in understanding how to enhance economic opportunity and well-being as broadly as possible. Our scholars are a big part of this effort.”
This class of academics was selected because their research contributes to understanding how to increase economic opportunity for all Americans. Collectively, the scholars use a variety of empirical methods and theoretical perspectives to answer research questions.
"We are looking forward to welcoming the new cohort,” said Assistant Director of Inequality Research Alessandra Fogli. “This impressive group brings depth and diversity to our Institute and is instrumental in researching the most effective ways to increase economic prosperity for all.”
Since 2017, the Institute has hosted a total of 55 visiting scholars in three cohorts. These scholars make up the Institute’s fourth cohort.
- Milena Almagro, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, New York University
- Costas Arkolakis, Professor of Economics, Yale University
- Adrien Auclert, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University
- Zhifeng Cai, Assistant Professor of Economics, Rutgers University
- Gabriella Conti, Associate Professor in Economics, University College London
- Louphou Coulibaly, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
- Terry-Ann Craigie, Associate Professor of Economics, Connecticut College
- Matthias Doepke, HSBC Research Professor, Northwestern University
- Maia Guell, Professor of Economics, University of Edinburgh
- Nathaniel Hendren, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
- Troup Howard, Ph.D. Candidate in Finance, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
- Sun Kyoung Lee, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
- Simon Mongey, Assistant Professor in Economics, University of Chicago
- José V. Rodríguez Mora, Professor of Economics, University of Edinburgh
- Krista Ruffini, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
- Diana Van Patten, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
- Fabrizio Zilibotti, Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics, Yale University
- Ariell Zimran, Assistant Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt 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.