Political Resources: Think Tanks, Organizations, and Government

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Eagleton Institute of Politics
The Institute develops new knowledge and understanding of emerging topics and themes in American politics and government in order to encourage more responsive and effective leadership. Eagleton conducts innovative and practical research, educates students, and informs policymakers and the public.

Economic Policy Institute
The Economic Policy Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.

Education Policy Institute
EPI seeks to improve education through research, policy analysis, and the development of responsible alternatives to existing policies and practices. Employee Benefit Research Institute
The mission of the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) is to contribute to, to encourage, and to enhance the development of sound employee benefit programs and sound public policy through objective research and education.

Employment Policies Institute
EPI is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. In particular, EPI focuses on issues that affect entry level employment.

Ethics and Public Policy Center
The Ethics and Public Policy Center was established to clarify and reinforce the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy issues. Its program includes research, writing, publication, and conferences. The Center affirms the political relevance of the great Western ethical imperatives–respect for the dignity of every person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government. It maintains that moral reasoning is an essential complement to empirical calculation in the shaping of public policy.

Families and Work Institute
Families and Work Institute is a national non-profit research, strategic planning, and consulting organization that conducts policy and worksite research on the changing workforce and changing family/personal lives. We identify the emerging issues for all workers – considering the entire life cycle, from prenatal and child care to elder care, and all levels of employees, from managers to assembly-line workers. FWI benchmarks work-life solutions to problems across all sectors of society including business, education, community, and government, and evaluates the impact of solutions on employees, their families, and employers’ productivity.

Harvard Information Infrastructure Project

The HIIP has provided a neutral, interdisciplinary forum for addressing a wide range of emerging policy issues relating to information infrastructure, as well as its development, use, and growth.

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
The Hoover Institution is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study on domestic public policy and international affairs. Its major activities include: documenting current world developments through its library and archival collecting; analyzing political, economic, and social phenomena in historical perspective and studying the implications of such phenomena on public policy; and expanding public policy debate by proposing imaginative, well-conceived solutions to specific domestic and global problems.

Hudson Institute
Hudson Institute’s mission is to be America’s premier source of applied research on enduring policy challenges.

Institute for Contemporary Studies
ICS believes that men and women who control their lives through self-governing institutions live more productive lives.

Institute for Public Accuracy
As a nationwide consortium, the Institute represents an unprecedented effort to bring other voices to the mass-media table often dominated by a few major think tanks.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research
IWPR is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization founded to rectify the limited availability of policy-relevant research on women’s lives and to inform and stimulate the debate on issues of critical importance to women.

International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)
IIEC seeks to accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient policies, technologies, and practices in developing and transition countries to enable economically and environmentally sustainable development.

International Institute for Strategic Studies
IISS is an independent center for research, information, and debate on the problems of conflict that have, or potentially have, an important military content. Its work is grounded in an appreciation of the various political, economic, and social problems that can lead to instability, as well as the factors that can lead to international cooperation.

Institute for International Economics
The Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy.

Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy
The Center is dedicated to exploring the intersection of press, politics and public policy. Through teaching and research at the Kennedy School of Government, a lively Fellowship program, publications, conferences and other public events, the Center is a key resource for scholars, reporters, and the general public.

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a national non-profit institution that conducts research on public policy issues of special concern to black Americans and other minorities. Founded in 1970, the Joint Center provides independent analyses through research, publications, and outreach programs.

National Bureau of Economic Research
Founded in 1920, NBER “is a private, non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to promoting and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. Over the years the Bureau’s research agenda has encompassed a wide variety of issues that confront our society.”

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
The NCCS is the national repository of data on the non-profit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on non-profit organizations and their activities. NCCS is a program of the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy.

National Center for Policy Analysis
A non-profit, non-partisan public policy research institute that seeks innovative, private sector solutions to public policy problems.

National Institute on Money in Politics
The National Institute on Money in Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit program dedicated to accurate, comprehensive and unbiased documentation and research on campaign finance.

National Research Council
The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy’s purposes of further knowledge and advising the federal government.

Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy research arm of the State University of New York, was established to bring the resources of the 64-campus SUNY system to bear on public policy issues. The Institute is actively involved nationally in research and special projects on the role of state governments in American federalism and the management and finances of both state and local governments in major areas of domestic public affairs.