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POS 444 / ES 410 Introduction to Public Policy

Selected Think Tanks

Centrist or Non-Partisan

  • Brookings Institute 
    The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    The Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy, including migration, nuclear non-proliferation, regional conflicts, multilateralism, democracy-building, and the use of force.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research 
    The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is a private, nonpartisan organization that facilitates cutting-edge investigation and analysis of major economic issues. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the NBER is a network of nearly 1,600 economists who hold primary appointments at North American colleges and universities. These researchers are leaders in the field. 
  • Pew Research Center
    Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.
  • RAND Corporation 
    Their mission is to help improve policy and decision making through research and analysis

Liberal Leaning Think Tanks 

Conservative Leaning Think Tanks