Milken Institute

  • CA


1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica
United States

About Us

The Milken Institute is an independent economic think tank.

Our mission is to improve the lives and economic conditions of diverse populations in the U.S. and around the world by helping business and public policy leaders identify and implement innovative ideas for creating broad-based prosperity.

We put research to work with the goal of revitalizing regions and finding new ways to generate capital for people with original ideas.

We do this by focusing on:

• Human capital – the talent, knowledge and experience of people, and their value to organizations, economies and society;

• Financial capital – innovations that allocate financial resources efficiently, especially to those who ordinarily would not have access to it, but who can best use it to build companies, create jobs and solve long-standing social and economic problems; and

• Social capital – the bonds of society, including schools, health care, cultural institutions and government services, that underlie economic advancement.

We use our research to generate results-oriented policy ideas and recommendations. We exchange ideas and solutions with experts around the world and help decision makers better understand how to use market-based solutions on a wide range of issues, from finance and economic development to the environment and medical research.

We hold educational roundtables, forums, seminars and conferences, and publish our research findings and conference outcomes.

By creating ways to spread the benefits of human, financial and social capital to as many people as possible – the democratization of capital – we hope to contribute to prosperity and freedom in all corners of the globe.

We are nonprofit, nonpartisan and publicly supported.