ERIC Number: ED505629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Can Higher Education Foster Economic Growth? A Conference Summary. Chicago Fed Letter. Number 236a
Mattoon, Richard H.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
On October 30, 2006, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Midwest Higher Education Compact held a conference on higher education and economic growth. Speakers included Michael Moskow, Richard Lester, Michael Luger, Sean Safford, Larry Isaak, Stefanie Lenway, Rod Shrader, Brian Fabes, Arthur Rothkopf, Randy Eberts, Gary Fethke, Victor Lechtenberg, Lou Anna Simon, and David Chicoine. Higher education has always played a significant role in the Midwest's economy as a producer of human capital and as a center for research and development. Adding a third explicit expectation that higher education support regional and local economic growth has clearly had its successes, but it remains to be seen whether all higher education institutions should embrace this engagement mission. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Human Capital, Research and Development, Conference Papers, College Role, Institutional Mission, Economic Impact, Case Studies, School Business Relationship
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, IL.