Mitchell Pound

Former Graduate Research Fellow


Mitchell was a graduate student currently pursuing a Masters degree in Mathematics, with anticipated graduation in 2025. He successfully completed his undergraduate studies in Economics, Finance, and Mathematics in Spring 2023.

In Fall 2021, Mitchell became a member of the CGO, focusing his research on tax policy. He was drawn to the CGO because he loves research and it gave him a chance to make a real difference. Mitchell was actively engaged in researching the distributional effects of Minnesota’s Alternative minimum tax. He authored the Benchmark article titled “Going to the last mile to reduce transportation emissions.”

If Mitchell could share an important fact, it would be about how doing good for others boosts our happiness. These kind acts trigger dopamine release in our brain. By being positive and helping others, we can enhance our happiness and contribute to a more united world. Mitchell believed that increased awareness of this fact could lead to more harmony and teamwork.

After completing his graduate studies, Mitchell planned on pursuing a Ph.D. in economics and ultimately pursuing a career as a research professor.

About Student Research Fellowships

Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.

During their fellowships, graduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.

Blogs by Mitchell Pound