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Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute
Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture Early Education Endowment Income Inequality and Mobility

Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Environmental Policy and Economics

Join us on Thursday, October 8, to hear the latest environmental policy and economics research from economist Michael Greenstone. He is currently engaged in large‐scale research projects to estimate the economic costs of climate change and to identify efficient approaches to mitigating these costs. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Ensure School Readiness with an Endowment authored by Arthur J. Rolnick and Mike Meyers

Revenue from Minnesota's School Trust Lands Fund has already been earmarked for education. A permanent commitment to put these funds toward improving early learning would bypass political battles over budgets and promise a reliable, annual source of funding for the state to ensure all of its 5 year-olds start kindergarten ready to succeed. Read more

Is America still the land of opportunity?

Is upward mobility a thing of the past? Is the middle-class shrinking? Is the top 1% becoming more entrenched? Economists Raj Chetty and Fatih Guvenen used new data to examine patterns in income inequality and mobility at a policy roundtable. View past event.


Mission

The Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute is a new global initiative in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota created to inform and influence public policy by supporting and promoting frontier economic research and by communicating our findings to leading academics, policymakers, and business executives around the world. Read more about the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute.

Upcoming Events

    • Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Environmental Policy and Economics
    • 10/08/2015 5:30 PM
    • Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Conference Center <h3> <strong>Inaugural Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Environmental Policy and Economics</strong></h3> <strong>5:30 p.m. Lecture | 6:30 p.m. Reception</strong><br /> <br /> Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Professor of Economics and Director of the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. His research estimates the costs and benefits of environmental quality and societyâs energy choices. He has worked extensively on the Clean Air Act and examined its impacts on air quality, manufacturing activity, housing prices, and human health to assess its benefits and costs.&nbsp; He is currently engaged in largeâscale projects to estimate the economic costs of climate change and to identify efficient approaches to mitigating these costs. From 2009-10 he was the Chief Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers.<br /> <br /> Jon Heller Goldstein was an economist who devoted 35 years to public service working to reduce poverty and improve the environment. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1964 and went on to play several key roles in the Social Security Administration, Department of the Interior and on the Endangered Species Committee.<br /> <br /> <strong>This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required: http://hhei.umn.edu/rsvp/</strong>

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