About Chad Syverson
I grew up in Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota. I left because I could not stand the congestion (see picture below).
Before I left, though, I did my undergraduate studies (in mechanical
engineering and economics) at the University
of North Dakota. I'm still a big UND sports fan--especially football.
The Sioux were the NCAA Division II national champions in 2001 and
Graduate work was at the University
of Maryland, with a fellowship at the Brookings
Institution during my final year before heading to Chicago.
My wife Genaya and I live with our children Claire, Adam, Victoria, and Gabrielle in the finest
neighborhood (humble apologies to my colleagues in Hyde Park)
on Chicago's South Side: Beverly.