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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

Optimal Social Insurance and Rising Labor Market Risk

Institute Working Paper 18 | February 1, 2019

Tom Krebs | Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute Visiting Scholar and University of Mannheim
Martin Scheffel | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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Optimal Paternalistic Savings Policies

Institute Working Paper 17 | January 10, 2019

Christian Moser | Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute Visiting Scholar and Columbia University
Pedro Olea de Souza e Silva | Uber Technologies

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Publications

System Working Papers

The Founding of the Federal Reserve, the Great Depression and the Evolution of the U.S. Interbank Network

System Working Paper 19-05 | February 12, 2019

Matthew Jaremski | Utah State University
David C. Wheelock | Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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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 with a demonstrated ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Scholars will be selected based upon a research proposal related to the Institute’s mission.

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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.

Conferences

Conference Series

Spring 2019 Institute Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | April 9-10, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN

The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute's fifth conference will explore and discuss the distributional consequences of the business cycle and monetary policy.

Fall 2018 Institute Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | October 18-19, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN

The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute's fourth conference focused on regional shocks & regional divergence.

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Press Release

Minneapolis Fed Announces New Class of Visiting Scholars

April 11, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS- The Minneapolis Fed announced a new and expanded cohort of 21 visiting scholars selected to conduct research while in residence at the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute.