Not many people in town are willing to take on the Minnesota Vikings or 77,000 members of the teachers union, but Art Rolnick (PhD ’73) isn’t one to back down when the research is on his side by using economic research to improve public outcomes.
After working in the mortgage industry for several years, Corissa Marson’s interest in economics and research inspired her to enroll in the University of Minnesota. Majoring in economics and political science, Corissa sought out research experiences that taught her how to analyze data and apply it to real world challenges.
Hanna Worku is double majoring in French studies and economics and finds that the combination of the two subjects gives her the unique opportunity to learn about the world in its different facets. “Studying many topics gives you skills that you will not find elsewhere and stretches you to go beyond what you thought were your limits.”
Steffen Magnell (BA 1968- Economics) believes a successful entrepreneur may need people skills even more than business skills. Magnell's curiosity and passion for engagement help him organize people together to develop new ideas.