News and Publications

July 31, 2013

Listen to an interview with Aaron Sojourner, Carlson School Of Management, University of Minnesota.

March 6, 2013

Read the report from the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor.


August 1, 2010

New book published in August 2010. Learn more here.


May 5, 2010

April 24, 2009

In order to advance multidisciplinary research on human development and social policy, the University of Minnesota has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to establish the Human Capital Research Collaborative (HCRC). Previously known as the Early Childhood Research Collaborative, the human capital approach is designed to advance research and scholarship on the identification and dissemination of cost-effective interventions, programs and policies from birth to the transition to adulthood.

October 13, 2006

The Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis are teaming up to enhance multidisciplinary research on high-profile policy discussions on early childhood development.

The Early Childhood Research Collaborative (ECRC) is a unique partnership that brings together prominent researchers and faculty members in a variety of disciplines at the university with economists at the Federal Reserve to develop and synthesize research on cost-effective investments in early childhood.