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Paulson Institute
TypePublic policy, Economics think tank
Hank Paulson
Vice Chairman and Executive Director
Deborah Lehr Edit this at Wikidata

The Paulson Institute is a non-partisan, independent “think and do tank” dedicated to fostering a US-China relationship. Founded in 2011 by former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., the Institute is based in Chicago, with offices in Washington and Beijing.

The Institute produces analysis and intellectual products to decode China’s political economy. It advocates for market and nature-based solutions to climate change and environmental conservation. It works with financial markets and international financial institutions to implement green lending standards. And it convenes thought leaders to generate new thinking and to help build a new framework on US-China policy.[1]

One of its initiatives is MacroPolo, which describes itself as "the in-house think tank of the Paulson Institute in Chicago."[2]


  1. ^ "Paulson Institute". Paulson Institute. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "About MacroPolo". Retrieved April 22, 2021.

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