Welcome to the Midwest Economics Association
Announcing the 86th Annual Meetings
March 25-27, 2022
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH FRED®
Each year, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers a hands-on workshop to introduce academic professionals to using FRED in the classroom. FRED is a free set of online tools provided by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank that allows users to find, graph, transform, map, and download economic time series. This workshop guides participants through two activities: (a) building graphs for purposes of adding value to lectures and (b) developing active learning pedagogies around an economic forecasting game. The workshop demonstrates how to access a variety of FRED features and also how to use data to increase student comprehension of economic concepts by connecting numeracy and analytical skills.
Other professional associations regularly organize sessions at the MEA meetings. Recently, this has included the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) and the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE).
The 2021 Undergraduate Award was presented to Saketan Anand ’21, Grinnell College, for “The Impact of Rural Employment Guarantee on Circular Migration in India.”