Institutes, Centers & Initiatives

Our institutes, centers and initiatives help change lives, inform policies and create solutions to business problems

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ken C. Gardner Policy Institute

Provides independent economic, demographic and public policy data, research and analysis to support informed decision making throughout Utah and beyond.

Ken C. Gardner Policy Institute
Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

Provides transformative student experiences, world-class programs and a one-of-a-kind facility where students live, create and launch together.

Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute
Center for Innovation in Banking and Financial Services

Provides guidance to financial service organizations on regulatory issues and examines and supports the deployment of new financial products and services.

Pictured: The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, D.C. Marriner is the son of David Eccles, our school’s namesake. In 1982, the Federal Reserve Building was posthumously named in Marriner’s honor, in part because of his service as chairman of the Federal Reserve under President Franklin D. Roosevelt (source: Wikipedia).

Center for Innovation in Banking and Financial Services
Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative

Engages students to build a solid, principle-based ethical framework for decision-making in complex business environments. We’re one of only 11 U.S. schools selected to participate in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative
Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center

Delivers the latest Utah real estate industry education and research. Manages the annual Utah Real Estate Challenge.

Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center
Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation

Provides student innovators with a digital sandbox where they can generate ideas, experiment and learn on their way to success. Organizes the annual Games4Health challenge.

Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation
Sorenson Impact Center

Advances the understanding and application of free enterprise principles to create scalable, sustainable societal change. Creates innovative, data-driven approaches to difficult social and public health challenges. Partners with the Social Innovation Fund, a White House initiative, to manage the nationwide Pay for Success program.

Sorenson Impact Center
AdThing Utah

AdThing is staffed by students, and run by pros. This is an undergraduate, “advertising geek” community drawing from multiple disciplines across the University: computer science, graphic design, communication, business, and many others. Developed by the David Eccles School of Business and supported by Student Media, this is not another “student-run” ad agency. AdThing is a real, creative ad agency that works on real projects with real clients, under real pros.

AdThing Utah
Economic Club of Utah

Great American cities have prestigious forums for intellectually motivating and deeply relevant economic discussion. The Economic Club of Utah serves this purpose for the State of Utah. An initiative of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, the club is a forum to share research, data and analysis important to the success of the Utah economy. Like the economic clubs of Chicago, New York and Washington D.C., the Economic Club of Utah brings together leading economists and business leaders and aims to cultivate the next generation of economic and civic leadership. The club serves the entire state, replaces what was previously known as the Wasatch Front Economic Forum, and serves as the local chapter for the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

Economic Club of Utah