About Us

Our Mission

The Paulson Institute is a non-partisan, independent, privately funded “think and do tank” not supported by or connected to any government. It is dedicated to fostering a US-China relationship that serves to advance US interests and maintain global order in a rapidly evolving world.

Our Approach

Our focus on US-China is dictated by the reality that it is the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world. We operate at the intersection of economics, financial markets, and environmental protection by promoting market-based solutions to ensure green economic growth.
We produce leading analysis and intellectual products to decode China’s political economy. We support market-based solutions to climate change and environmental conservation. We work with financial markets and international financial institutions to implement green lending standards and champion innovative approaches to finance low-carbon growth. We convene leading experts to inspire bold thinking and help build a new framework for US-China relations.

Who We Are

Founded in 2011 by former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., the non-partisan Paulson Institute is based in Chicago with offices in Washington and Beijing. The Institute’s diverse, multicultural staff brings deep experience to its work from the highest levels of business, government, conservation, policy, and research.