Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis conference on Indian economic development

On August 27, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota held a conference on the law and economics of Indian country

You can get a lot of information about the conference and the Bank's work in Indian country at: http://www.minneapolisfed.org/indiancountry/pastevents.cfm  

Here is another web page for the Bank's Indian Country Currents (http://www.minneapolisfed.org/indiancountry/)

and on CDFI Resources site (http://www.minneapolisfed.org/community_education/cdfi/).

Here's the agenda for the conference:

Conference on the Law and Economics of Indian Country Economic Development

August 27, 2012

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Room 4C)

8:20 Welcome and overview: President Narayana Kocherlakota, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

8:30 "Lessons in Fiscal Federalism from Indian Country" (Terry Anderson and Dominic Parker)

Presenter: Terry Anderson (Property and Environment Research Center, Bozeman MT)

Discussant: Paul Glewwe (Dept. of Applied Economics, Univ. of Minnesota)

9:45 Break

10:00 "Constitutional Change and Economic Growth on American Indian Reservations" (Randall Akee, Miriam Jorgensen, and Uwe Sunde)

Presenter: Miriam Jorgensen (Native Nations Inst., Univ. of Arizona)

Discussant: Elton Mykerezi (Dept. of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota)

11:15 Break

11:30 "An Indian and International Development Perspective on Robert J. Miller’s

Reservation ‘Capitalism’: Economic Development in Indian Country" (Larry Chavis)

Presenter: Larry Chavis (Kenan-Flagler Business School, Univ. of North Carolina)

Discussant: Robert J. Miller (Professor, Lewis and Clark Law School)

12:45 Lunch

1:00-1:15 Luncheon remarks: Dorothy Bridges, Sr. Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

2:00 "Indian Country Economic Development: Data and Data Gaps" (Richard M. Todd)

Presenter: Richard M. Todd (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

Discussant: Alicia Robb (Univ. of California Santa Cruz)

3:00 "Tribal Business Climates and Economic Outcomes" (Randall Akee)

Presenter: Randall Akee (Dept. of Economics, Tufts University)

Discussant: Dominic Parker (Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

4:15 Break

4:30 "How Best to Advance Research on Indian Country Economic Development"

Panel Discussion with Miriam Jorgensen (Native Nations Inst., Univ. of Arizona), Steven Payson (Bureau of Indian Affairs), and Leslie Wheelock (National Congress of American Indians)

5:30 Adjourn

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