July 19, 2016 - New assistant professor, Amanda Agan, was interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition about her research on "ban the box" laws that prohibit asking job applicants about their criminal histories. Do such laws improve the employment prospects of applicants who would otherwise be required to check "yes" and explain?
April 2016 - The Swedish newspaper, Dagnens Nyheter, asked Professor Jenny Hunt for insights into the consequences of large numbers of asylum seekers in Sweden and how to help their integration into Swedish society. Professor Hunt observes that the origin country is an important determinant of how well refugees integrate economically and that measures such as early language instruction and early access to the labor market help integration. Read her interview (in Swedish).
April 8, 2016. Anne Piehl's research on immigration and crime featured in article in the Huffington Post
April 5, 2016 - The Minneapolis Star Tribune and Evenflow Macro reported on Joe Hughes discussion of economies of scale in banking as a panelist at the Ending Too Big To Fail Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on April 4. Listen to his speech.
February 18, 2016 - SNL Financial interviewed Joe Hughes about the proposal of Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari to break up large banks. Hughes' research with Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester finds large economies of scale at the biggest banks, which implies break-up works against market forces--creating incentives to neutralize break-up and possibly new sources of systemic risk.
January 21, 2016 Rosanne Altshuler blogs on CNBC on how tax reform can get done in 2016