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Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay


Saymoukda Vongsay (Asian American Studies) has won the a Sally Award from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts which recognizes individuals and organizations who strengthen and enrich Minnesota through their commitment to the arts and arts education.
Portrait: Timothy Kehoe

Trump's Tariffs Take Toll On Minnesota Companies and Farmers

The United States and China are in the midst of a tariff battle that has roiled markets. There are also signs that the world economy is slowing, and that’s prompted fears of recession. University of Minnesota Professor of Economics Timothy Kehoe discusses trade tensions, their impact on Minnesota-based companies such as Best Buy and Target, and the overall state of the economy.
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50 Years Later, Collaboration Continues to Guide Economic Policy

A unique collaboration between two public-serving institutions is celebrating 50 years of shedding light on complex economic challenges. The University of Minnesota’s Department of Economics and the Minneapolis Fed have worked together on economics research since the late 1960s, providing relevant and nonpartisan economic insights to inform policy decisions that protect the financial system and promote economic growth.
Howard Lavine

Howard Lavine on ‘democratic inversion’: When party loyalty is stronger than a...

In a properly functioning democracy, what is supposed to come first, a voter’s beliefs about what kinds of government policies would be best for oneself, or for the nation, or for one’s party? Howard Lavine, Associate Dean of the Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Arleen C. Carlson Professor of Political Science and Psychology, elaborates in this article.