Our mission is to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health.

In this issue you’ll find challenges to the received wisdom that Germany’s mix of wage discipline and focus on exports is the cure for what ails the rest of Europe, the unintended consequence of the U.S. Treasury’s effort to close the global financial system to terrorists, and much more.

To prepare for the 18th annual Milken Institute Global Conference, we've asked 18 leaders in their fields to offer insights on the issues important to them. Their articles exemplify the spirit of the event and reflect the breadth of topics the Milken Institute addresses throughout the year.

In this article for the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, Staci Warden describes reforms needed for capital markets to operate well in east African nations – a key to their achieving their potential for growth.

See what Ross DeVol has to say in his Huffington Post column about the relationship between corporate tax reform and boosting U.S. jobs.

April 26 - 29, 2015

The Global Conference convened 3500 participants who heard 700+ speakers in more than 170 sessions over 4 days -- as they explored solutions to today's most pressing challenges in financial markets, industry sectors, health, government and education. See photos, videos and more.

January 20, 2015

John Hope Bryant, founder of Operation HOPE, presented a strategy for restoring the American middle class by teaching financial literacy and removing barriers to credit and small-business creation. Video

January 6, 2015

Barry Eichengreen of UC-Berkeley spoke with Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times about why policymakers in the U.S. and Europe didn’t do better in 2008, given that the lessons of the crash of 1929 were so well known.

December 16, 2014

This briefing focused on how the legislative and regulatory process can enhance the ability of capital markets to replace taxpayers as the primary source of risk capital and ensure a robust, stable provision of mortgage credit, for first-time homebuyers and low-and moderate-income households.