The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has announced the establishment of the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis with the support of a $10 million gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation. The Charles Koch Foundation matched the gift with a $10 million donation for a combined gift of $20 million.
“We are proud to partner with these foundations to create a world-class economics institute at the David Eccles School of Business,” said University of Utah President David W. Pershing. “It will enhance and complement the university’s existing program in economics, expanding areas of faculty expertise and interdisciplinary opportunities and — most importantly — engaging our students in a balance of practical and theoretical learning opportunities.
“This partnership with the Eccles and the Charles Koch Foundation will not only enable the university and the David Eccles School of Business to advance knowledge in economics, but also to enhance the depth and breadth of opportunities for Utah’s students to become outstanding economists and leaders for the future,” Pershing said.