Speeches and Presentations

From the Minneapolis Fed

Investing in Minnesota’s workforce infrastructure: Early care and education as economic development
Rob Grunewald
From the Minneapolis Fed's Conversations with the Fed presentation series
September 5, 2019

Presentation Slides: The Economic Case for Investments in Young Children [pdf]

Rob Grunewald’s passion: Early childhood learning and its powerful economic development outcomes
This May 2019 fedgazette article by Jay Weiner includes segments from a video interview he conducted with Rob Grunewald

The Fiscal Effects of Investing in Early Childhood
Video and Presentation Slides
Rob Grunewald
kidonomics, North Carolina State University Institute for Emerging Issues
February 7, 2017

Early Childhood Native American Language Immersion Programs
Presentation Slides and Paper
Rob Grunewald
National Congress of American Indians 10th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum
June 30, 2015

Cultivating Soft Skills in Workforce Development: Early Childhood Initiatives
Includes presentation by Rob Grunewald
St. Louis Fed’s Exploring Innovation in Community Development Webinar
March 5, 2015

Perspectives on Inequality and Opportunity from the Survey of Consumer Finances
Speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, October 17, 2014
“Research shows that children from lower-income households who get good-quality pre-Kindergarten education are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college as well as hold a job and have higher earnings, and they are less likely to be incarcerated or receive public assistance.”


Early Childhood Education “Fade Out” in Context
Presentation Slides and Video
Presentation by Rob Grunewald
February 8, 2013

Early Childhood Education
Speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, July 24, 2012

Remarks at the Conference
Gary Stern, December 7, 2007

The Level and Distribution of Economic Well-Being
Speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, February 6, 2007
“Although education and the acquisition of skills is a lifelong process, starting early in life is crucial. Recent research—some sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in collaboration with the University of Minnesota—has documented the high returns that early childhood programs can pay in terms of subsequent educational attainment and in lower rates of social problems, such as teenage pregnancy and welfare dependency.”

From Other Federal Reserve Banks

Investing in People for Long-Term Prosperity
Jeffrey Lacker, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
April 15, 2015

Educational Attainment and Economic Outcomes [pdf]
Eric Rosengren, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
April 5, 2013

Early Childhood Education, Economic Development, and the Business Community
Dennis P. Lockhart, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
October 22, 2009

A New Convert’s Views on Early Childhood Education
Dennis P. Lockhart, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
September 22, 2008

Early Childhood Development and Economic Growth
President Jeffrey Lacker, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
July 27, 2007