Welcome to the Midwest Economics Association

Announcing the 86th Annual Meetings March 25-27, 2022

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Hotel Reservations Group Access Code: G-ECNM 

Health and Safety Protocols:  To ensure the safety and well-being of our attendees, the Midwest Economics Association and the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis will implement a range of measures to support a safe and successful conference event. All registrants will need to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 prior to the conference with full inoculation occurring at least two weeks before the start of the meetings (inoculations completed on or before March 10, 2022). We are currently securing a HIPAA approved process and will have more information soon.

HOrrington Hinman

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).

2019 student participants

The 2021 Undergraduate Award was presented to Saketan Anand ’21, Grinnell College, for “The Impact of Rural Employment Guarantee on Circular Migration in India.”

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