The Economic Institute is the leading think tank focused on the most critical economic and policy issues facing the nine-county Bay Area region.

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Through its economic and policy research and its many partnerships, the Institute addresses major factors impacting the competitiveness, economic development and quality of life of the region and the state, including infrastructure, globalization, science and technology, and health policy. It is guided by a Board of Trustees drawn from influential leaders in the corporate, academic, non-profit, and government sectors.

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Preschool Confidential

Institute Chair Laura Tyson and Trustee Lenny Mendonca recently published a great piece on how essential high-quality early childhood education is to development as well as for economies. It reads in part: BERKELEY – High-quality …

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