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Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute

Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute
Income Inequality and Mobility Financial Regulation Carbon Pricing

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

Financial regulation: Is it time for a new approach

Almost seven years have passed since the financial crisis and in those years, there have been extensive reforms. Which of those efforts have been successful? What should policymakers consider going forward? Are financial crises indeed inevitable? Hear renowned economists discuss new approaches for improving the financial system. View past event

Economists put price on climate change

The Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute brought together prominent economists and emerging scholars to advance the existing body of research on the economic modeling of climate change. Economists agreed that economic solutions to climate change challenges are well within in reach of current policymakers. 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 the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute.

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