About this series
The Milken Institute is a publicly supported, nonpartisan, independent economic think tank whose work makes a difference in the lives of people worldwide by helping create a more democratic and efficient global economy. We do this by using capital-market principles and financial innovations to address some of our biggest social and economic challenges, from energy independence to poverty.
Guided by market-based approaches, we work to improve economic conditions and the quality of life for people in the United States and around the world. Our approach is straightforward: we put research to work, pursuing viable solutions to the gaps in access to capital markets, education and job opportunities.
Our work is rooted in the long-term trend toward three revolutions of access; the worldwide democratization of capital, health and knowledge. By improving global access in these areas to all citizens, states and nations, the Institute hopes to spur economic development and improve standards of living.