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Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute

Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute
The End of Quantitative Easing The End of Quantitative Easing Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen

Early Learning Adds Up

Studies have found that well-focused investments in early childhood development yield high public as well as private returns, yet millions of children in this country do not have access to quality early learning opportunities. On June 5, HHEI hosted a panel discussing how the latest economic research is driving early learning policy here in Minnesota and across the country. Learn more.

The End of Quantitative Easing

The Federal Reserve Bank has begun to taper its quantitative easing program - now what? Former President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank E. Gerald Corrigan, Nobel Laureate Tom Sargent and HHEI Director VV Chari offered their insights in a panel discussion. Learn more.

Minnesota Celebrates Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen

Lars Peter Hansen (Ph. D. ’78), 2013 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, was honored on November 18th by the University of Minnesota. Hansen won the award with Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller for their empirical analysis of asset prices. Learn more.


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 HHEI.