Economics Department involved in Winter Institute

Economics faculty member, Dr. Gregory Stutes, and six members of the Economic Society student organization (Fanuel Asrat, Kofi Boadu, Cody Brandt, Jed Eix, Jasmin Lam, and Taylor Rodriguez) attended the 52nd Winter Institute in St. Cloud February 12-13. Dr. Stutes presented a workshop for high school economics teachers, “Technology, the Lemonade Stand, and Economics.” The conference keynote address, “Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States,” was delivered by Dr. Raj Chetty. Dr. Chetty is the 2013 recipient of the John Bates Clark medal awarded by the American Economic Association to the leading American economist under age 40. The second day of the conference featured a panel of business leaders discussing the North Dakota oil boom and providing a regional economic outlook.