Think Tanks and Other Public Policy Organizations
Organization dedicated to free trade and free markets.
Think tank devoted to bringing free market solutions to local government.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Formerly the Ohio Roundtable. A non-profit, non-partisan education and research organization dedicated to restoring traditional principles to public […]
Site focused on promoting improved management practices and effectiveness.
Annenberg Public Policy Center (Univ. of PA)
Research institute dedicated to providing non-partisan information concerning public policy issues.
Dedicated to working with think tanks and individuals who advocate property rights, free markets and market order.
Founded in 1993, nonpartisan public policy think tank with research programs in energy, health, conflict resolution, tax and expenditure […]
Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research
Foundation dedicated to promoting the value of communication to solve problems.
Think tank that use demographic data to make informed policy recommendations for issues such as community development, housing and […]
BGR is a private, non-profit, independent research organization dedicated to informed public policy making and the effective use […]
Research on public policy, regulatory matters, health care, law and economics
California Institute for County Government (CICG) — research organization for county government and regional economy.
Carter Center (The)
Oregon oriented public policy research organization.
Think tank devoted to promoting public policy based in individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.
Non-profit organization intended to improve public service delivery through mutual teamwork in the Cincinnati area.
Center for Policy Research (Syracuse University)
Applied research center devoted to improving government and public service through policy, management and technology innovation.
CCSCE was founded as an independent, private economic research organization specializing in the analysis and study of California. […]
Center for Urban Policy Research (Rutgers University)
Center for Urban Research & Policy at Columbia University. Research focus on urban America. Access to Metropolitics newsletter.
Non-partisan research institute covering government programs and policies with emphasis on low and moderate income persons.
Public policy organization with a focus on cities and urban issues
Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Think-tank focusing on regionalism; site includes Neal Peirce columns and a library of resources pertaining to metropolitan areas.
Levin College Forum, part of Cleveland State, is a focal point and catalyst for thoughtful public debate, innovative […]
Promotes principles of free enterprise and limited government.
Seeks government reform, particular with respect to reduction in size and scale of government
Council of State Governments. Provides timely news on wide variety of state issues in the States News section.
Center for Urban Initiatives and Research — University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation Project. Repository for documents which focus on global innovations involving cities.
Florida State University’s Moore Center, includes working papers on local governance and public finance plus many research links.
Goldwater Institute – Arizona think tank with a focus on the state economy and legislation, education and civil […]
Government P Affairserformance Project of the Campbell Institute at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public
Heartland Institute – Think tank that advocates privatization, deregulation, property rights, free markets and educational choice
Free enterprise and individual freedom think tank associated with Stanford University
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assocation, a public policy organization dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement […]
The Hudson Institute is a futuristic oriented think tank which attempts to think about the future in unconventional […]
Illinois Policy Institute – nonpartisan research organization dedicated to supporting free market principles and liberty-based public policy initiatives […]
Public policy advocates for government reform
Guide to research by state and local governments, academics, citizen groups, research organizations, and planning organizations
Brown University professor’s perspective on state and local politics with a special emphasis on e-government and media.
Institute for Social Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University.
Institute of Social & Economic Research (University of Alaska) — oldest public policy research center in Alaska.
Institute for Public Policy & Social Research (MSU)
The Institute for Southern Studies, established in 1970, is a public policy organization designed to promote grassroots activists, […]
University of California (Berkeley) Institute of Governmental Studies. Extensive library of resources and statewide database and a public […]
Nation’s largest economic development professional association formed by the merger of CUED and AEDC
Government research organization focused on North Carolina policy issues.
Kennedy School of Government
The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) is an independent, nonpartisan research organization. The organization’s mission is to […]
Think tank focused on New York. Issues include, economic choice, rebuilding New York, education, welfare and crime reform.
non-profit public policy and research organization that specializes in communications media
Massachusetts policy organization focused on state issues, especially affecting middle class.
MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the […]
Think Tank with emphasis on global economic issues, including domestic regional issues.
National Academy of Public Adminstration
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Admin
National Center for Policy Analysis
National Center for Small Communities
Resource for policymakers, organizations and civic activists looking for innovative policies to make communities more vibrant.
NewTalk is a nonpartisan organization that features online discussions focusing on today’s top domestic issues.
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates […]
California oriented public policy organization promoting free market solutions.
Organization focus in on promoting improved management practice and performance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts subsidiary for information initiatives; nonpartisan fact tank informs the public on issues, attitudes and […]
Massachusetts oriented think tank focused on education, economic opportunity, public management and market oriented policy.
A non-profit policy research organization founded to broaden the debate about economic policy in Ohio.
Think tank oriented to Montana issues with an emphasis on environmental issues.
Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) is an independent, non-profit research organization that serves to educate citizens […]
Public Policy Institute of California – Think tank with a focus on the California economy, public finance and […]
public policy research for New York State
Focused on public employees, unions, privatization and civil service.
Nonprofit, nonpartisan, research organization committed to the pubic interest; develops solutions to public policy challenges to help global […]
Reason Foundation – Think tank that provides research on privatization, government reform, infrastructure and transportation and other public […]
San Francisco oriented public policy and planning think tank promoting good planning and good government.
Sanford (Terry) Institute of Public Policy
Southern California Association of Governments. Regional government association.
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Non-profit think tank dedicated to promoting inspired global leadership and policy making.
Formerly twentienth century fund focusing on national political and social issues.
Public Policy and research center focused on Michigan issues, including privatization, taxes, deregulation, charter schools.
The National Center for Public Productivity site focuses on performance measurement and productivity improvements in the public sector.
A private think tank that serves as a leading authority on performance-based management practices for government agencies.
Public policy institute providing insight on technology issues in government and business
Non-partisan public policy organization that focuses on tax and fiscal policy at the local, state and federal levels
W.E. Upjohn Research Think Tank on Employment Research, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Urban Affairs Review is a scholarly journal dedicated to topics of interest to cities.
Think tank dealing with cities, urban issues and public policy
Independent, global, nonprofit organization, representing members and providing leadership in all real estate development and land use disciplines.
Resource for tax activity and compliance information on state and local taxes. Site features a tax cybrary.
WisPolitics.com is a political news service for the State of Wisconsin.