Illenin O. Kondo is a Senior Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis within the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute.

Kondo works on quantitative macroeconomic models of sovereign debt crises, trade-induced labor reallocation, and the optimal design of infrastructure networks. Lately, he has been working on the evolution of racial economic disparities in the U.S. He recently co-led the creation of Income Distributions and Dynamics in America (IDDA, "eye--dah"), a unique resource on income differences and changes within and across groups--the fruit a collaborative research project of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minneapolis Fed. 

Prior to joining the Minneapolis Fed, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. He also served as a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, in the Trade and Financial Studies section of the Division of International Finance, and he also taught at Johns Hopkins University. 

He is also a member of the steering committee of Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG) and served as general co-chair of the inaugural ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO '21). He is on the Scientific Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Wealth Survey and the  Minnesota Federal Statistical Research Data Center (MnRDC) Steering Committee. He served as member of the National Economic Association's (NEA) Committee on Macroeconomic Policy and Race.

He received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Tim Kehoe, Fabrizio Perri, and Cristina Arellano. He also holds an M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a  Diplôme d'Ingénieur from Supélec (now Centrale-Supélec) in France.



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Please contact me at:  kondo <at> illenin <dot> com