Arthur J. Rolnick, The Economic Case for Early Childhood Education
September 9, 2015 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Dorsey & Whitney | 50 S. Sixth Street, Minneapolis | Cost: $15 HCM Members, $20 Non-Members | Includes heavy appetizers and soft drinks
Arthur J. Rolnick Speaks About Early Childhood Development
September 9, 2015 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Dorsey & Whitney, 50 S. Sixth Street - 15th Floor
Cost: $15 for Harvard Club of MN members, $20 for Other Guests
The Harvard Club of Minnesota is pleased to host Arthur J. Rolnick, a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the University of Minnesota.
Rolnick is working to advance multidisciplinary research on child development and social policy. 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. Rolnick’s essays on public
policy issues have gained national attention; his research interests include banking and financial
economics, monetary policy, monetary history, the economics of federalism, and the economics
of education. His work on early childhood development has garnered numerous awards,
including those from the George Lucas Educational Foundation and the Minnesota Department
of Health, both in 2007; he was also named 2005 Minnesotan of the Year by Minnesota Monthly
Rolnick has been a visiting professor of economics at Boston College, the University of Chicago,
and the University of Minnesota. Most recently he was an adjunct professor of economics, MBA
program, Lingnan College, Guangzhou, China and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School
of Management. He is past president of the Minnesota Economic Association. He serves on
several nonprofit boards including the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation, Greater Twin
Cities United Way, and Ready 4 K, an advocacy organization for early childhood development.
A native of Michigan, Rolnick has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in
economics from Wayne State University, Detroit; and a doctorate in economics from the
University of Minnesota.
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See also the material available from Harvard's Center on the Developing Child.