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Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute

About Us

The mission of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute is to conduct and promote research that will increase economic opportunity and inclusive growth and help the Federal Reserve achieve its maximum employment mandate.

A distinguished group of academics have joined the Board of Advisors to help launch the Institute. Board members will help the Institute by identifying topics where the Federal Reserve System can make a significant contribution and by recruiting Visiting Scholars. In the future, the Board’s support will grow and adjust according to the needs of the Institute and the direction of developing scholarship.

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Publications

Institute Working Papers

Dynamic Responses to Immigration

Institute Working Paper 6 | January 29, 2018

Mark Colas | Visiting Scholar, Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute and University of Oregon

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Publications

System Working Papers

Racial Gaps in Labor Market Outcomes in the Last Four Decades and over the Business Cycle

System Working Paper 18-07 | February 22, 2018

Tomaz Cajner | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Tyler Radler | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
David Ratner | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Ivan Vidangos | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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The Paper Trail of Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from Patent Interferences

System Working Paper 18-06 | February 15, 2018

Ina Ganguli | University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Jeffrey Lin | Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Nicholas Reynolds | Brown University

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On Intergenerational Immobility: Evidence that Adult Credit Health Reflects the Childhood Environment

System Working Paper 18-05 | January 17, 2018

Sarena F. Goodman | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Alice Henriques | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Alvaro Mezza | Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Working Together For Inclusive Growth

Visiting Scholar Program

The Institute will annually invite selected scholars to pursue research while in residence at the Minneapolis Fed. These scholars will all have Ph.D.’s in the Social Sciences or have a career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Scholars will be selected based upon a research proposal related to the Institute’s mission.

The application period for the 2018-2019 cohort of Visiting Scholars has closed.

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Coming Together For Inclusive Growth

Conferences

In 2017, the Minneapolis Fed hosted a conference series dedicated to exploring topics related to the Institute’s mission. Subsequent conferences highlight the emerging research of Advisory Board members, Visiting Scholars, and other experts.

2018 conferences will occur on May 10-11 and Oct. 18-19. Conferences will be live streamed here and on minneapolisfed.org

Conferences

Conference Series

Fall 2017 Institute Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | October 26, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN

The Institute’s fall conference is built around the topic of segregation and inequality, and will examine the role of several related issues, including disparities in housing and education.

Inaugural Spring 2017 Institute Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | May 22-23, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN

The Institute’s inaugural conference was held on May 22-23, 2017. The agenda included discussions of current challenges to economic opportunity within the context of how the Federal Reserve can proactively engage and assist in supporting inclusive growth, either through monetary policy or other public policy contributions.

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Press Release

The Minneapolis Fed’s Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute Announces 17 Scholars for 2017-2018

April 18, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS- The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is pleased to announce the names of 17 outstanding visiting scholars selected to conduct research while in residence at the Minneapolis Fed’s Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute.

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