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

Minneapolis, April 18, 2017 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.

Shortly after the Institute launched in January 2017, researchers from all over the world were invited to submit applications to participate in the Institute’s visiting scholar program. A committee composed of Minneapolis Fed researchers reviewed the applications and curated an inaugural class of visiting scholars that will conduct world-class research to measure, analyze and make recommendations to improve the economic well-being of all Americans, with a particular focus on structural barriers that limit full participation in economic opportunity and advancement in the United States. The initial plan was for up to five scholars to join the Institute for the 2017-2018 academic year, but with such strong interest from many highly qualified scholars, the Minneapolis Fed expanded the program to include 17 scholars, some of whom will work at the Minneapolis Fed for up to a year, while others will come for shorter assignments.

“To research and promote economic opportunity for all Americans, the Institute must bring together a diverse set of ideas and viewpoints,” said Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari. “Hence, our scholars must themselves reflect a wide variety of experiences and communities. I am proud that we have been able to attract a world-class group of scholars with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”

Visiting Scholars

For 2017-2018, the Minneapolis Fed has selected 17 scholars to conduct their research while in residence.

  • Luisa Blanco, Senior Scholar, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
  • Mark Colas, Scholar, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
  • Lisa Cook, Senior Scholar, Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University
  • Sebastian Findeisen, Scholar, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim
  • Fatih Karahan, Scholar, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Stelios Michalopoulos, Senior Scholar, Associate Professor of Economics, Brown University
  • Christian Moser, Scholar, Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School
  • Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Scholar, Junior Researcher, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional
  • Makoto Nakajima, Senior Scholar, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Derek A. Neal, Senior Scholar, Professor in Economics, University of Chicago
  • Serdar Ozkan, Senior Scholar, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Elena Pastorino, Senior Scholar, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Ana Luisa Pessoa de Araujo, Scholar, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota
  • Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Senior Scholar, Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Todd Schoellman, Senior Scholar, Assistant Professor of Economics, Arizona State University
  • Kjetil Storesletten, Senior Scholar, Professor of Economics, University of Oslo
  • Gianluca Violante, Senior Scholar, William R. Berkley Term Professor of Economics, New York University

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is responsible for the Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous banking organizations, and provides a variety of payments services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.

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