Minnesota Economic Association
The Minnesota Economic Association (MEA) is a professional connection between business and economic professionals and college economics professors. MEA’s primary purposes are the advancement of economic knowledge and the economics profession. The MEA holds a conference every fall on current economic issues and sponsors a paper contest for college students.
2022 MEA Annual Conference
The 2022 MEA Annual Conference will be held in-person at Hamline University on Friday, October 14, 2022. The event will feature Misty Heggeness who deliver the Heller Lecturer: “When Hope is Not Lost: Tackling Gender Inequalities in a 21st Century Economy.”
Misty L. Heggeness is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration and an associate research scientist in the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas. She has over a decade of experience leading high-profile federal research informing government decision-making. Her research focuses on poverty & inequality, gender economics, and the high-skilled workforce and has appeared in outlets like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Economist, and Science.