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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 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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Can Reputation Discipline the Gig Economy? Experimental Evidence from an Online Labor Market

Institute Working Paper 16 | December 28, 2018

Alan Benson | University of Minnesota
Aaron Sojourner | Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute Senior Scholar and University of Minnesota
Akhmed Umyarov | University of Minnesota

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Publications

System Working Papers

The Slaughter of the Bison and Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains

System Working Paper 19-02 | January 15, 2019

Donna Feir | CICD Research Economist
Rob Gillezeau | University of Victoria
Maggie E.C. Jones | University of Victoria

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Is Size Everything?

System Working Paper 19-01 | January 10, 2019

Samuel Antill | Stanford Graduate School of Business
Asani Sarkar | Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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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.

We are currently seeking Visiting Scholars for the 2019-2020 cohort. More information here.

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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 11 and October 18-19. Conferences will be live streamed here and on minneapolisfed.org

Conferences

Conference Series

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.

Spring 2018 Institute Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | May 11, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN

The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute's third conference focused on labor market trends & the future of work. The agenda included panel discussions on labor markets and poverty, breaking down barriers to employment, and the future of work and welfare.

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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.