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Fed Reserach Director joins the Humphrey Institute

Minneapolis, MN (06/10/10) - The Humphrey Institute announced today that retired
Federal Reserve researcher Arthur J. Rolnick will join its faculty as a senior fellow, beginning in the fall of 2010. Rolnick, a University of Minnesota alumnus, joins the Humphrey Institute after a long and distinguished career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Rolnick will continue the Humphrey Institute tradition of placing practitioners from all sectors in the classroom to provide students with a firsthand perspective of the issues faced in the workplace.

"Art Rolnick has been a leader in our community for many years," says Humphrey
Institute Dean Brian Atwood. "As the top researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank, he
took on the issue of early childhood education with the studied objectivity of an
outstanding economist and the passion of an enlightened convert. We are delighted
that he will pursue this important policy challenge from a base here at the Humphrey
Institute."

Rolnick earned a B.A. in mathematics and a M.A. in economics from Wayne State University, and completed his Ph.D. in economics in 1973 at the University of Minnesota. He began his work at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 1970 and has served as the senior vice president and director of research since 1985. Rolnick also holds the post of associate economist on the Federal Open Market Committee.

Rolnick previously has served as an adjunct professor at Boston College, the University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, and Lingnan College in Guangzhou, China. In addition to publishing numerous journal articles and other publications, Rolnick is a member of many professional associations, including the Greater Twin Cities United Way, the Minnesota Citizens League, and the HighScope Educational Research Foundation.

The Humphrey Institute ranks among the top professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country. The Institute is widely recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping policy and planning at the local, state, national, and international levels, as well as for providing leadership and management
expertise to public and nonprofit organizations. The Institute offers four graduate degrees, plus a Master in Development Practice degree in international development that will welcome its first cohort in August 2010.
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