The Minneapolis Fed announced a new cohort of 21 visiting scholars selected to conduct research while in residence at the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute.
“The Visiting Scholar Program is a vital channel for bringing new ideas and insights into the Institute’s work and, by extension, the Fed System,” said Institute Director Abigail Wozniak. “Given the ongoing pandemic and related economic uncertainty, it is critical that we continue our work to understand how to enhance economic opportunity and well-being for all. Institute scholars play a key role in that 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 excited about this new cohort,” said Assistant Director of Inequality Research Alessandra Fogli. “Each scholar is a leader in their field, and their broad interests bring diversity to our research agenda.”
Since 2017, the Institute has hosted a total of 73 visiting scholars in four cohorts. These scholars make up the Institute’s fifth cohort.
2021-22 Visiting Scholar Roster
- Marianne Bitler, Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis
- Corina Boar, Assistant Professor, New York University
- Sarah Cohodes, Associate Professor of Economics and Education, Columbia University
- Jamein Cunningham, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
- Diego Daruich, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
- Johannes Fleck, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, European University Institute, Florence
- John Grigsby, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
- Ayse Imrohoroglu, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California
- Ilse Lindenlaub, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University
- Emi Nakamura, Chancellor’s Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
- Emily Nix, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California
- Eric Ohrn, Associate Professor, Grinnell College
- Jane Olmstead-Rumsey, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Northwestern University
- Monika Piazzesi, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
- Martin Schneider, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
- Benjamin Schoefer, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
- Chelda Smith, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Georgia Southern University
- Jón Steinsson, Chancellor’s Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
- Mallika Thomas, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
- Christopher Tonetti, Associate Professor, Stanford University
- Robert M. Townsend, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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.