WEBINAR: Understanding Inequality: Through the Economist's Lens

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Join the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute for our virtual fall roundtable, adding economic perspectives to the conversation about racial equity in Minnesota. Our speakers will share insights from their research to illustrate and better understand the challenges facing our community.

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  • Anusha Nath, research economist at the Federal Research Bank of Minneapolis. Dr. Nath will talk about disparities in educational outcomes and the long-term achievement gap in Minnesota students.
  • Aradhya Sood, assistant professor at University of Toronto Scarborough and the Rotman School of Management, visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Dr. Sood will speak about her research on racial covenants in Minneapolis and the long-term impacts decades later.
  • Moderator Marissa Evans, social issues reporter for the Star Tribune where she writes about housing, health, affordability and equity issues in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.

We will hold the event as a virtual seminar via Zoom. The event is open to the public, but registration is required.

Extra Credit

To learn more, read the working papers from each of the presenters and their collaborators. 

A Statewide Crisis: Minnesota's Education Achievement Gaps
Rob Grunewald and Anusha Nath

Interactive Maps: Demographics and Education Outcomes Across Minnesota

Long Shadow of Racial Discrimination: Evidence from Housing Covenants of Minneapolis
Aradhya Sood, William Speagle, Kevin Ehrman-Solberg

Mapping Prejudice Project
University of Minnesota Libraries

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