University of Minnesota
Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute

Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute
Health Insurance Climate Change Conference Richard Sandor

Environmental Markets

Dr. Richard Sandor (’67), the founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world’s first exchange to facilitate the reduction and trading of all six greenhouse gases, shared his experiences using economic incentives, financial tools, and market mechanisms to impact environmental outcomes. Learn more.

Climate Change Conference

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. Learn more.

Health Insurance Reform: Are We There Yet?

One year after open enrollment in the healthcare insurance marketplace began, opinions vary greatly on its success. Hear recent research findings from renowned economists and learn how future policy-making may be impacted by November's elections. View past event.


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.