2020–2021 High School Fed Challenge Theme Resource Center: Economic Inequality

The New York Fed has assembled a list of resources for this year's theme, Economic Inequality, that teams may find helpful as they research their paper topic for the High School Fed Challenge. The resources include research and analysis from the New York Fed as well as content from other Federal Reserve Districts. Teams will also find data and materials from third-party organizations, including nonprofit research organizations and other entities.

Happy researching!

Explore the Resources
Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Economic Inequality & Equitable Growth Resource Hub
Through this initiative, the New York Fed conducts research to better understand what contributes to economic inequality in its many forms. With a better understanding of the problem, we look to convene key stakeholders to discuss best practices and new strategies to support equitable growth in the region and the nation.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute
The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute was established in January 2017 with the goal, as Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said, “To conduct and promote research that will increase economic opportunity and inclusive growth for all Americans and help the Federal Reserve achieve its maximum employment mandate.”
Brookings Institution: Income Inequality & Social Mobility
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
Economic Policy Institute: Inequality and Poverty
As the United States recovers from the Great Recession, EPI’s research in this area examines the increasing levels of economic inequality in connection with decreasing levels of economic mobility and rising levels of poverty.
Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality
The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality provides research, policy analysis, and training on issues of poverty and inequality.
Manhattan Institute: Income Inequality
The mission of the Manhattan Institute is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.
Urban Institute: Inequality and Mobility Cross-Center Initiative
Scholars across the Urban Institute are producing new insights about the overlapping dimensions of inequality, mobility, and inclusion.
Inequality.org (Institute for Policy Studies project)
Inequality.org is an online portal to data, analysis, and commentary on income and wealth inequality.
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonprofit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Poverty and Inequality
A nonpartisan research and policy institute that pursues federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways.


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