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.

In case you missed it...

Art Rolnick delivered a compelling economic argument for investment in early childhood education. You can read and hear more in a 2012 MinnPost article and his TED talk.

See also the material available from Harvard's Center on the Developing Child.