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Research Department

Areas of Focus

The Research Department aims to influence global policy issues on Health Economics, International Finance, and Regional Economics, through data-driven and economic analysis.

Mexico's Competitiveness as a Strategic Trade Partner

In response to the growing importance of US-Mexico trade, this report provides a primer on Mexico’s competitiveness as a US economic partner.

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Best-Performing Cities

Best Performing Cities (BPC) is an interactive map and rankings digest that assesses cities' performance amidst the rapidly changing social, demographic, and economic landscape. This year, community resilience and income inequality have been added to the index.

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Global Opportunity Index

The Global Opportunity Index is an interactive map that measures a country’s attractiveness to international investors using a combination of economic, financial, institutional, and regulatory factors.

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Community Explorer: Bringing Populations' Diversity into Policy Discussions, One County at a Time

The Community Explorer is an interactive tool that brings the power of big data and machine learning to the equity-related policy discussion.

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Tech Regulation Tracker and Digest

This timeline documents the most important tech-related regulatory developments in China, Europe, and U.S.

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Milken Institute Research Department Team
We use data-driven and economic analysis to influence global policy issues related to Health Economics with a focus on Public Health Risks, Health Disparity, and Health Policy Evaluation; International Finance with a focus on Financial Stability and Systemic Risk, Capital Flows, and Investment and Global Financial Regulatory Policy; and Regional Economics with a focus on Regional competitiveness, Building Human Capital, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.