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Unequal Inflation Impacts

April 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am CDT

Unequal Inflation Impacts

Spring 2022 Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute Research Conference

This conversation will explore the ways inflation puts different pressures on workers and families depending on where they live, what they earn, and how they spend. In four short presentations, panelists will outline key facts from research into disparities in how Americans experience inflation. Conversation will follow that offers guidance to policymakers at all levels on how to respond. Audience questions are welcomed.


Lael Brainard, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, will provide keynote remarks

David Argente, Penn State University, on inequality in experienced inflation

Jordan Conwell, University of Texas, on financial decision-making across income levels and the effects on children

Claudia Macaluso and Felipe Schwartzman, on inflation experiences of Black and White households

Raven Molloy, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, on inflation in the cost of rental housing

Greg Ip, Wall Street Journal panel moderator


9:00-9:05 am CT

Opening remarks

Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

9:05-9:30 am CT

Keynote and Q&A

Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

9:30 am-10:30 am CT

Panelist presentations

10:30-11:00 am CT

Panelist discussion

Greg Ip, Wall Street Journal moderator