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


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


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


How to build mechanisms for financial inclusion in Israel, focusing on the needs of the country's poorest and most vulnerable people. 

A guide for state officials to develop an open-data policy that will enhance access to information for businesses and improve the lives of all Californians.

California boasts one the biggest economies in the world, yet is considered challenging for doing business. But strategically-located Kern County has proven an exception.

Improved financial mechanisms that share risks between medical R&D investors and outside capital markets could spur medical innovation.

April 26 - 29, 2015
The Global Conference convenes some of the world's most extraordinary people to explore solutions to today's most pressing challenges in financial markets, industry sectors, health, government and education.
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. 


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. 

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