Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota


Can we fight shrinkflation? Yes, here's how.

April 27, 2024

"Downsizing is a problem if information about it is not fully transmitted to consumers, which causes market inefficiencies as consumers are likely unaware of unit price differences," Metin Çakır says.

Families shelling out more for eggs at the grocery store

March 12, 2024

Michael Boland, an agricultural economics professor at the University of Minnesota, explains the price increase.

Minnesota posts $3.7 billion budget surplus, with financial pressure on the horizon

February 29, 2024

State Economist Laura Kalambokidis said the state’s outlook is positive but international conflicts, changes in inflation and potential lags in a federal budget could alter the trajectory.