The Economic Development Center was established in the 1960's under the leadership of Professor Vernon Ruttan and Professor Anne Krueger. Initial sources of funding were provided by an USAID 211-d grant. In recent years, support has been obtained from a variety of research projects and grants. Most recently, a $30,000 grant from the Ford Foundation has supported the program.
The program links the faculty and graduate students in the Department of Economics and the Department of Applied Economics through a popular and active weekly seminar that meets nearly every Friday of the academic year, graduate student thesis committees, the joint preparation of research proposals, by a working paper series that is broadly distributed to libraries and other research centers, and by developing and coordinating graduate level course material in areas of develop, trade and growth.
The Center also sponsors an invited speaker and dinner in conjunction with the Minnesota Economics Association's annual meetings.
Terry L. Roe, Co-director with Tim Kehoe, Department of Economics
Members: Department of Economics and Department of Applied Economics
Funding: Research Projects
Email Co-Director, Terry Roe: firstname.lastname@example.org