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Rob Grunewald

Associate Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Rob GrunewaldRob Grunewald is an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Grunewald conducts regional economic research and co-authors the Minneapolis Fed’s “Beige Book” report on current economic conditions. He also writes articles on the regional economy and other economics and banking issues for the fedgazette and The Region, two periodicals published by the Minneapolis Fed.

Grunewald regularly speaks to business, community and school groups about the Federal Reserve and the regional economy. He co-authored “Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return” (January 2003), an economic policy paper, which has been featured in the media, legislative hearings and seminars throughout the U.S.

Grunewald serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency, Think Small: Leaders in Early Learning, the advisory board for First Children’s Finance Growth Fund and as president for the Minnesota Economic Association.

Grunewald holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and religion from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.