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 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 often operate at the intersection of economics, financial markets, environmental protection, and policy advocacy by promoting market-based solutions to ensure green economic growth.

We produce leading analysis and intellectual products to decode China’s political economy. We advocate for market-based solutions to climate change and environmental conservation. We work with financial markets and international financial institutions to implement green lending standards and support innovative approaches to finance low-carbon economic growth. We convene thought leaders to generate new thinking and to help build a new framework on US-China policy.

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.