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‚Äźscale 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.
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 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.
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.