Publications

From the Minneapolis Fed

Lewistown is a case study in cross-sector collaboration on child care
Rob Grunewald and Ben Horowitz, CD360 Notebook, October 2019

Early-care market may be an economic-mobility barrier in Billings
Ben Horowitz and Casey Lozar, Community Dividend, September 2019

Where the child care and energy markets meet: A conversation with Dan Carter of ExxonMobil
Ben Horowitz, Community Dividend, September 2019

Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce’s strategy to address child care
Rob Grunewald and Ben Horowitz, CD360 Notebook, July 2019

Exploring innovation in early childhood development
Rob Grunewald and Ben Horowitz, Community Dividend, May 2019
A bundle of articles covering research findings that highlight the importance of investing early to ensure kids receive high-quality care and education

Rob Grunewald’s passion: Early childhood learning and its powerful economic development outcomes
Jay Weiner, fedgazette, May 2019

Changing up the child care block grant to meet market challenges
Rob Grunewald and Ben Horowitz, Community Dividend, January 2019

Early Childhood Investments: Paving the Way for the Future Workforce
Rob Grunewald, November 2018
A chapter from the Federal Reserve System book Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers

Early childhood development: An economic imperative for Montana
Rob Grunewald and Deborah Neuman, CD360 Notebook blog, September 2018
Originally published as an op-ed in the Helena, Mont., Independent Record

Among young children, wide disparities in family income
Rob Grunewald, CD360 Notebook blog, September 2018

Child care availability raises concerns
Ashwini Sankar, fedgazette, July 2018

Can Pay for Success succeed in early childhood development?
Rob Grunewald, Community Dividend, April 2018

Child care rating systems promote quality and parental awareness
Rob Grunewald, Ben Horowitz, and Liza Bukingolts, Community Dividend, January 2018

Early Childhood Development in Montana
Rob Grunewald and Tegan Lane, Community Development Paper, January 2018

The promise of early childhood development in Indian Country
Rob Grunewald, Community Dividend, November 2017

Investments in Young Children Yield High Public Returns
Rob Grunewald, Cascade (Philadelphia Fed), September 2016

Early childhood Native language immersion develops minds, revitalizes cultures
Rob Grunewald, Community Dividend, August 2016

Sustaining early childhood education gains
Rob Grunewald, Community Dividend, February 2016

Hardly child's play
Phil Davies and Rob Grunewald, fedgazette, July 2011

Stop Investing in Stadiums...Start Investing in Kids
Interview with Art Rolnick in Forefront (Cleveland Fed), Fall 2010

An Early Childhood Investment with a High Public Return
Rob Grunewald and Arthur J. Rolnick, The Regional Economist (St. Louis Fed), July 2010

Early Education’s Big Dividends: The Better Public Investment [pdf]
Rob Grunewald and Arthur J. Rolnick, Communities & Banking (Boston Fed), Spring 2008

Getting kids kindergarten-ready: A profile of the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation
Ericca Maas, Community Dividend, November 2007

The Economics of Early Childhood Development as Seen by Two Fed Economists [pdf]
Rob Grunewald and Arthur J. Rolnick, Community Investments (San Francisco Fed), Fall 2007

Early Intervention on a Large Scale
Arthur J. Rolnick and Rob Grunewald, Education Week, January 4, 2007

Rural Minnesota County Invests Early To Help Kids Succeed
Ericca Maas, Community Dividend, November 2006

Lessons Learned: A Review of Early Childhood Development Studies [pdf]
Jean Barr and Rob Grunewald, April 2006

A Proposal for Achieving High Returns on Early Childhood Development [pdf]
Rob Grunewald and Arthur J. Rolnick, March 2006

Early Childhood Development on a Large Scale
Rob Grunewald and Arthur J. Rolnick, The Region, June 2005

James Heckman on Early Childhood Education
The Region, June 2005

Government’s role in early childhood development [pdf]
Tobias Madden and Naomi Cytron, September 2003

Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return
Rob Grunewald and Arthur J. Rolnick, fedgazette, March 2003

Early childhood development = economic development
Rob Grunewald and Arthur J. Rolnick, fedgazette, March 2003

From Other Federal Reserve Banks

Universally Available, Publicly Funded Early Education
Arthur MacEwan, Communities & Banking (Boston Fed), Winter 2014

Infrastructure Investment Begins with Children
Mav Pardee, Communities & Banking (Boston Fed), Spring 2012

Babies, Brains, and Abilities [pdf]
Betty Joyce Nash, Region Focus (Richmond Fed), 4th Quarter 2011

Minds Matter: Early Childhood Education Meets Economic Development [pdf]
Betty Joyce Nash, Region Focus (Richmond Fed), Fall 2005