The Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute is building a bridge of communication, knowledge, and influence between economists and policymakers. We raise visibility for relevant, research-based, nonpartisan economic policy insights that promote smart policy choices.

Minnesota economists were examining moral hazard and the risk of “too big to fail” in the 1980s. If this research had gained more attention, the financial crisis of 2008 could have looked very different. Ultimately, the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute aims to promote economic policy decisions that address grand challenges and advance the public good on a local, national, and global level.