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SED 2021

The next SED Meeting will be held in Minneapolis (US) and on Zoom on July 1st-July 3rd 2021, hosted by the University of Minnesota. The program chairs are Doireann Fitzgerald  (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) and Nir Jaimovich (University of Zurich).

The local organizers are Anmol Bhandari, Kyle Herkenhoff, Hannes Malmberg, Ellen McGrattan, and Joseph Mullins.

We thank the Department of Economics and the Carlson School of Management for helping to sponsor the event, providing staff and campus facilities. We thank the Heller Hurwicz Economics Institute for their generous financial support.



Important Announcements

First Registration (for virtual attendance) closed on April 15th, 2021. Second registration is password protected. We require that anyone coming in person be fully vaccinated by July 1st 2021 and currently in the United States. IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE AND WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN PERSON, you must:

  • Agree to all terms regarding social distancing and safety protocols in place during the meeting period.

  • Make a copy of your CDC vaccination card—with name and dates for completed or planned second doses filled in—and email to local.minneapolis2021@gmail.com by May 15, 2021.

  • Wait for approval—if we receive more than the maximum number allowed, we will have a lottery for those eligible.

  • Register by May 30, 2021—if your name is chosen, local organizers will provide a link/password to the registration page and ask that you pay the second fee of $300 to be used to pay for local conference costs (registration materials, lunches, coffees, snacks, receptions, tents, PPE, and cleaning).




University of Minnesota

The SED meeting will be hosted at the campus of the University of Minnesota on the West Bank of the Mississippi River.

Access to internet at “the U” will be via eduroam network. Please connect your devices to eduroam at your home institution ASAP. Additional information and institutions that are part of the eduroam network is available at https://monitor.eduroam.org/map_service_loc.php.

For those driving, there is parking available in two parking ramps (19th Avenue and 21st Street) next to the Carlson School of Management and Hanson Hall.



Getting to Minneapolis

By plane: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is the main airport serving the Twin Cities. The airport is 8 miles southeast of the city and is directly served by the Minneapolis light rail system. A trip from the airport to the West Bank of the University campus is $2.50 on-peak and $2.00 off-peak. Taxis and ride app providers Lyft and Uber pick up and drop off passengers at the airport.

By train: Amtrak (+1 800 USA-RAIL) offers service from points around the country, with arrivals into St. Paul’s Union Depot.

By car: The University of Minnesota can be accessed by Interstate 94 (East/West) and 35 (North/South).

By bus: The bus terminal, which is serviced by Greyhound, is located in downtown Minneapolis.

Transportation in Minneapolis

The conference venue is within the downtown area and close to many hotels, bars, and restaurants. Local transportation options include light rail, bus, taxi, Uber, and Lyft.

Social Events

July 1: Reception at the University of Minnesota

July 1: Reception at the University of Minnesota

July 3: Reception at the Walker Art Center

Visit Minneapolis

  1. Local breweries

    1. Surly (https://surlybrewing.com/)

    2. Fulton (https://www.fultonbeer.com/)

    3. Dangerous Man (https://www.dangerousmanbrewing.com/)

    4. Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild: https://www.mncraftbrew.org/find-a-brewery/

  2. Sculpture Garden (https://walkerart.org/visit/garden)

  3. Eat Street (https://www.minneapolis.org/neighborhoods/south/eat-street/)

  4. Minnehaha Falls (https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/parks__lakes/minnehaha_regional_park/)

  5. Nature and Outdoors (https://www.minneapolis.org/things-to-do/nature-outdoors/)

  6. American Swedish Institute:  (https://www.asimn.org/)

  7. Bike paths to and from the lakes, for example, with stops at sculpture garden and breweries. Nice rides (https://www.niceridemn.com)

  8. Canoe/kayak/other rental:

    1. https://www.paddleshare.org/ <- Mississippi river paddle share

    2. https://wheelfunrentals.com/mn/minneapolis/bde-maka-ska/ <- Bde maka ska

  9. Cedar Lake beach (https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/parks__lakes/cedar_lake_park/)