Economics: Think Tanks & Policy Institutes


The American Enterprise Institute
Limited governent and free markets. Not entirely devoted to economics.
American Institute for Economic Research
Free markets, low taxes and globalization. Past "Research Reports" available in PDF, and cover a variety of topics.
The Brookings Institution
Centrist to Liberal approach to economic and social policy.
The Business Roundtable
CEOs of major American corporations ponder public policy.
The Cato Institute
Libertarian / Conservative take on many issues of public policy. Reliably small government and free market.
Centre for Economic Performance
Part of the London School of Economics, not all articles are relevant to the American Economy, but the CEP offers much scholarly research for free in pdf.
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Presents resarch and information to the public concerning the major economic issues of the day.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Progressive policy and research institute focusing on issues concerning the impact of government policies on low- and moderate-income families.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Libertarian / Conservative: anti-regulation, geared especially toward ''debunking" environmental issues.
The Concord Coalition
Bi-Partisan organization advocating fiscal responsibility while supporting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Economic Policy Institute
Liberal / Progressive take on issues affecting wage-earners and the middle class.
Economic Strategy Institute
Paleo-Conservative voice for free markets, globalization, balanced budgets and multi-lateral foreign policy.
Good Jobs First
GJF helps grassroots groups and policy-makers ensure that economic development subsidies are accountable and effective.
The Heritage Foundation
Conservative, multi-topical.
The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Economic analysis of major, long-term trends.
Mercatus Center of George Mason University
Dedicated to finding market-based solutions to national problems.
National Bureau of Economic Research
Wide-ranging. Unfortunately much, though not all, is available only by subscription.
National Center for Policy Analysis
Conservative approach to economics and public policy. See under "Publications".
Progressive Policy Institute
Progressive take on economics and public policy.
Reason Foundation
Conservative / Libertarian advocate for free markets, privatization and small government.
The Urban Institute
Liberal / Centrist analysis of a host of contemporary issues.
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Economic analysis of major, long-term trends affecting employment.
The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy
From Washington University, go to "Publications".