United States Prosperity

Our United States Prosperity programme is focused on developing a comprehensive picture of prosperity for all 50 states of the U.S. as well as Washington D.C.


The United States’ overall economy is world-leading. It is open, with well-developed infrastructure, competitive markets and plentiful access to finance; its institutions are robust, with strong social capital, supported by strong education. However, it under-performs in health, living conditions and safety, and has not advanced in our global Prosperity Index rankings over the last 10 years.

We wanted to understand why the United States’ undeniable long-term economic success is not translating fully into social wellbeing. So, with the generous support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, we have created a new United States Prosperity Index, measuring prosperity across its institutional, economic, and social dimensions for all the different states and regions of the U.S.

Led by Dr Stephen Brien our United States Prosperity programme offers new insight to show where targeted policy interventions could help every state become more prosperous.

Find out more at: www.usprosperity.net

Programme lead

Dr Stephen Brien

Director of Policy

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