Ten years of ambitious research and real-world impact

In 2011, the University of Minnesota launched the l-leller-1-lurwicz Economics Institute, named after University economists Walter 1-leller, whose accomplishments included serving as economic advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and Leonid Hurwicz, a Nobel Laureate and pioneer in the field of mechanism design.

Through its initiatives, the institute has significantly expanded teaching and research, developed new tools of economic theory, and applied them to policies and institutions in ways that address global challenges. This has been made possible through the generosity of donors who believe in our mission and help us pursue it with singular focus.

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