Over the course of her grad program, Amy Handlan has seized almost every opportunity that the economics department and the University of Minnesota have offered and grown not just as a researcher but also as an instructor and future professor of economics.
The 21st century will see decreasing fertility rates, increasing longevity, and increasing college attainment. New research examines how the trend toward more college graduates could allow the government to decrease labor taxes.
Sound economic research is the foundation of a robust economic policy. With this thought in mind, the University of Minnesota and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis entered into a partnership 50 years ago that produced groundbreaking research. In August of 2019, the University celebrated this collaboration with the Four Horsemen of the Economic Revolution event.
For undergraduates Alex Djanin and Nikhil Saxena, the path to getting a PhD in economics starts with immersing themselves in research. Under the guidance of Assistant Professor Joseph Mullins, Djanin and Saxena are learning how to navigate through the research process.