Think Tanks

A list of prominent think tanks.

Conservative

  1. American Enterprise Institute
  2. Center for Immigration Studies
  3. Center for Security Policy
  4. Claremont Institute
  5. Committee on the Present Danger
  6. Foreign Policy Research Institute
  7. Heritage Foundation
  8. Hoover Institution for War, Revolution, and Peace
  9. Hudson Institute
  10. Manhattan Institute
  11. Middle East Forum
  12. National Center for Policy Analysis
  13. Pacific Research Institute
  14. Project for the New American Century

Liberal

  1. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  2. Center for American Progress
  3. Center for Economic and Policy Research
  4. Center for Progressive Reform
  5. Demos
  6. Economic Policy Institute
  7. Institute for Policy Studies
  8. Phoenix Group
  9. Rockridge Institute
  10. Public Citizen
  11. The Roosevelt Institution

Centrist

  1. American Iranian Council
  2. Aspen Institute
  3. Atlantic Council of the United States
  4. Brookings Institution
  5. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  6. Center for Strategic and International Studies
  7. Constitution Project
  8. Corporation for Enterprise Development
  9. Council on Foreign Relations
  10. Committee for Economic Development
  11. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  12. New America Foundation
  13. Progressive Policy Institute
  14. Resources for the Future
  15. Henry L. Stimson Center
  16. The RAND Corporation
  17. The Stanley Foundation
  18. Urban Institute
  19. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Libertarian

The most prominent is the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Washington, DC.

  1. Ayn Rand Institute
  2. Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  3. Cascade Policy Institute
  4. Cato Institute
  5. Competitive Enterprise Institute
  6. Foundation for Economic Education
  7. Foundation for Rational Economics and Education
  8. Goldwater Institute
  9. Heartland Institute
  10. Independent Institute
  11. Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  12. Mercatus Center
  13. Mises Institute
  14. Reason Foundation
  15. Show-Me Institute

The Following List is from Wikipedia:

  1. Acton Institute
  2. Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
  3. Allegheny Institute for Public Policy
  4. American Action Forum
  5. American Civil Rights Union
  6. American Enterprise Institute
  7. American Foreign Policy Council
  8. American Institute for Economic Research
  9. American–Iranian Council
  10. American Israel Public Affairs Committee
  11. American Security Council Foundation
  12. Americans for the Arts
  13. Analysis Group
  14. Askew Institute on Politics and Society
  15. Aspen Institute
  16. Atlantic Council
  17. Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  18. Battelle Memorial Institute
  19. Bipartisan Policy Center
  20. Bradley Foundation
  21. Brookings Institution
  22. The Buckeye Institute
  23. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  24. Cascade Policy Institute
  25. Cato Institute
  26. Center for American Progress
  27. Center for a New American Security
  28. Center for Advanced Defense Studies
  29. Center for an Urban Future
  30. Center for Defense Information
  31. Center for Economic and Policy Research
  32. Center for Ethical Solutions
  33. Center for Excellence in Higher Education
  34. Center for Freedom and Prosperity
  35. Center for Global Development
  36. Center for Governmental Research
  37. Center for Governmental Studies
  38. Center for Immigration Studies
  39. Center for International Policy
  40. Center for Media and Democracy
  41. Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement
  42. Center for National Policy
  43. Center for Public Integrity
  44. Center for Public Justice
  45. Center for Security Policy
  46. Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
  47. Center for Strategic and International Studies
  48. Center for the National Interest (The Nixon Center)
  49. Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
  50. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  51. Center on Global Interests
  52. The Century Foundation
  53. Claremont Institute
  54. Clean Energy Group
  55. Committee for Economic Development
  56. Committee on the Present Danger
  57. Commonwealth Institute
  58. Competitive Enterprise Institute
  59. Concord Coalition
  60. The Conference Board
  61. Constitution Project
  62. Corporation for Enterprise Development
  63. Council on Competitiveness
  64. Council on Foreign Relations
  65. Council on Hemispheric Affairs
  66. Demos
  67. Discovery Institute
  68. Drum Major Institute
  69. EastWest Institute
  70. Economic Opportunity Institute
  71. Economic Policy Institute
  72. Employment Policies Institute
  73. Foreign Policy Initiative
  74. Foreign Policy Research Institute
  75. Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  76. Foundation for Economic Education
  77. Foundation for Excellence in Education
  78. Foundation for Rational Economics and Education
  79. Freund Scholarly Research Group
  80. Fusion Energy Foundation
  81. Future of American Democracy Foundation
  82. Gatestone Institute
  83. General Electric EdgeLab
  84. German Marshall Fund of the United States
  85. GTRI Office of Policy Analysis and Research
  86. Global Development and Environment Institute
  87. Global Financial Integrity
  88. Global Trade Watch
  89. Goldwater Institute
  90. Group of Thirty
  91. The Hampton Institute
  92. Hastings Center
  93. The Heartland Institute
  94. Henry L. Stimson Center
  95. The Heritage Foundation
  96. Hoover Institution
  97. Hudson Institute
  98. India, China & America Institute
  99. Independence Institute
  100. The Independent Institute
  101. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  102. Institute for Collaborative Engagement
  103. Institute for Policy Studies
  104. Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
  105. Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  106. Inter-American Dialogue
  107. International Center for Research on Women
  108. International Intellectual Property Institute
  109. James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
  110. James Madison Institute
  111. Jamestown Foundation
  112. John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy
  113. Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  114. Justice Research Association
  115. Kansas Policy Institute
  116. Keck Institute for Space Studies
  117. Levy Economics Institute
  118. Lexington Institute
  119. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  120. Ludwig von Mises Institute
  121. Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  122. Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  123. Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  124. Middle East Forum
  125. Migration Policy Institute
  126. Milken Institute
  127. The Millennium Project
  128. National Bureau of Asian Research
  129. National Bureau of Economic Research
  130. National Center for Policy Analysis
  131. National Endowment for Democracy
  132. National Policy Institute
  133. National Security Network
  134. New America Foundation
  135. New Democrat Network
  136. New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)
  137. New Teacher Center
  138. Oklahoma Policy Institute
  139. Oregon Center for Public Policy
  140. Pacific Institute
  141. Pacific Research Institute
  142. Peterson Institute for International Economics
  143. Pew Research Center
  144. Philadelphia Society
  145. Pioneer Institute
  146. Policy Matters Ohio
  147. Political and Economic Research Council (PERC)
  148. Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  149. Progressive Policy Institute
  150. Project 2049 Institute
  151. Project for the New American Century
  152. Public Citizen
  153. RAND Corporation
  154. Reason Foundation
  155. The Reform Institute
  156. Resources for the Future
  157. Ripon Society
  158. Rockford Institute
  159. Rockridge Institute
  160. Rocky Mountain Institute
  161. Roosevelt Institute Campus Network
  162. RTI International (Research Triangle Institute)
  163. Santa Fe Institute
  164. Seven Pillars Institute
  165. Show-Me Institute
  166. Social Science Research Council
  167. South Asian Center for Reintegration and Independent Research
  168. Strategic Studies Institute
  169. Streit Council for a Union of Democracies
  170. Taos Institute
  171. Tax Foundation
  172. Tellus Institute
  173. Texas Public Policy Foundation
  174. Third Way
  175. Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  176. The Urban Energy Policy Institute
  177. Urban Institute
  178. Urban Land Institute
  179. United States Institute of Peace
  180. Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  181. W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  182. WestEd
  183. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  184. World Affairs Council
  185. World Resources Institute
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