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We work to improve lives by accelerating medical research and promoting wellness and prevention.

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We promote effective financial markets that foster entrepreneurship and economic growth.

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We focus on the factors and public policies that drive job creation and increase regional prosperity.


City leaders commit to creating opportunity for older adults to thrive and to enable them to improve lives for people of all ages as they sign the Milken Institute's Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor's Pledge

The debut of Alibaba on the NYSE underscores the huge desire for access to the Chinese market and the lack of transparency that continues to make investing there unpredictable. See our op-ed on Marketwatch.

This new report looks at the growth effects of improved financial markets and development of human capital in SEA-4 countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

At the Asia Summit we released "Best-Performing Cities Asia 2014," the first ranking of the economic performance of Asia's major cities. Click here to an interview of lead researcher Perry Wong.

October 17, 2014

A discussion of Furman's article, "Inclusive Growth: For Once, Some Good News."  More

October 14, 2014

Gen. Wes Clark (ret.) identifies a new unifying national strategy for freeing the U.S. from the Middle East's tribulations and enabling it to focus on the rise of China. Video

October 07, 2014

In his new book Vivek Wadhwa has created a place for the voices of women, aiming to motivate and inspire more to join the innovation economy—and better the world.  Video

October 28, 2014

What's ahead for Europe and the global economy? Find out at our London Summit, where many of the world's most prominent opinion makers, executives, investors and philanthropists will gather. More

November 16 - 18, 2014

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Healthy Savings: MedTech and the Economic Burden of Disease documents medical technology's impact on the economic burden of disease.

Effective Government and Economic Expansion: How California Is Improving Permitting and Communication to Spur Business identifies efforts to reduce the burden of opening or expanding a business in California.


What consequences does the world’s aging population mean for individuals, communities and countries? Read a book by our President, Paul Irving, on The Upside of Aging

Globalbanking.org is the go-to online resource for trends, data and analysis related to banking systems worldwide. 

Financing projects through the crowd is getting easier. Read our take: Crowdfunding: Maximizing the Promise and Minimizing the Peril.

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