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Chicago Fed Letter, No. 236a, March 2007
Can Higher Education Foster Economic Growth?—A Conference Summary
The Midwest’s higher education institutions represent a primary asset to the region’s economy, providing highly skilled human capital and research and development potential for new businesses and technology transfers. While other economic actors have an increasingly global perspective and less direct interest in the local economy, higher education is being asked to fill new roles regionally. Would a direct economic development mission compromise traditional roles of higher education in teaching and research?
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