Annual Veblen-Clark Lecture by Arthur Rolnick
The 2017 Veblen-Clark lecturer is Professor Arthur Rolnick, a Senior Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics at the U of M. He previously served at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a senior vice-president and director of research, and as an associate economist with the Federal Open Market Committee (the monetary policymaking body for the Federal Reserve System). Professor Rolnick is working to advance multidisciplinary research on child development and social policy. His work on early childhood development has garnered numerous awards. He was also named the 2005 Minnesotan of the Year by Minnesota Monthly magazine.
In a lecture entitled “Early Childhood Development is Economic Development: Indeed, there is no better pubic investment,” Professor Rolnick will talk about the “Minnesota Model” for Early Childhood Education and how this model has significantly increased the school readiness of the children from low-income families.
Professor Rolnick will also meet with students prior to his talk as follows:
12-1pm, Lunch Discussion, Alumni Guest House Meeting Room
2:30-3:30pm, Drop-in Discussions, 3rd floor lounge, Willis Hall
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