We are currently seeking applicants for Director of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute.
Wage inequality in Brazil is exacerbated by high firing costs—a form of worker protection that may actually worsen the lot of low-income employees
Michigan State University economist and Institute senior scholar on inequality in innovation, and the potential GDP gains if women and African Americans were included in STEM fields
University of Oslo macroeconomist and Institute senior scholar on understanding China, causes and effects of inequality, and differing international growth trends.
University of Chicago economist and Institute senior scholar on whether criminal justice policy has amplified black-white inequality through its impact on labor markets and communities
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.More about us ›
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.Learn more ›
Coming Together For Inclusive Growth
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
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.
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.
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.