Member Organizations

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute is the leading think tank on economic and policy issues in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Bay Area. A forum for engagement and a respected source of fact-based economic analysis, the Institute is a trusted partner and adviser to both business leaders and government officials.
United States
The Bertelsmann Foundation (North America), Inc., established in 2008, was created to promote and strengthen the transatlantic relationship. Through its research, debate forums and multimedia tools, the Foundation provides analysis and solutions to the most pressing economic, political and social challenges impacting the United States and Europe.
United States
The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based, and subject to definitive expert review.
The Center for Global Enterprise is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of global management best practices, the contemporary corporation, economic integration, and their impact on society.
United States
The Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) is the top-ranked economics think tank in Central Europe. Established in Warsaw in 1991 by a group of economists to help guide the transition process in post-Communist countries, CASE is now an internationally renowned organization drawing on the talents of prominent economists from around the world. Since 1991 the organization has concluded over 350 projects in 50 countries on 5 continents. After a quarter-century, CASE continues to contribute to policy debates facing Europe on crucial issues of the day. CASE focuses on key economic and social challenges facing countries around the world, with a particular focus on Europe. CASE's core thematic areas include (1) European Neighbourhood Policy, enlargement, trade and economic integration, (2) labour markets, human capital and social policy, (3) innovation, competitiveness and entrepreneurship, (4) reforms, growth and poverty reduction in developing and transition countries, and (5) macroeconomics and public finance.
The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) is a Taiwanese international policy think tank with economic and industry-related research as its mission. Since its establishment, Chung-Hua has served as a policy think tank for the ROC government, making important recommendations for which it has gradually gained prestige and recognition. CIER engages in research with an emphasis on professional knowledge, innovative thinking, and a concern for society, while maintaining an unbiased and objective stance in terms of providing constructive recommendations. By serving as a platform for exchange among academia, government and industry, CIER will continue to serve the need to promote the development of Taiwan's economy.
Competere contributes to fostering innovation by developing the most effective policies and strategies and aiding in the construction of a future that supports the most innovative industrial policies and competitive ecosystems. Competere helps businesses, governments, and national and international organizations to cultivate the best ecosystem for their needs, helping our partners to disseminate their best work, communicating it to consumers, investors, regulators, or to a more general audience.
The Free Market Foundation (Southern Africa) is an independent public benefit organisation founded in 1975 to promote and foster an open society, the rule of law, personal liberty, and economic and press freedom as fundamental components of its advocacy of human rights and democracy based on classical liberal principles. It is financed by membership subscriptions, donations and sponsorships.
South Africa
Fundación Eléutera is a free public policy thinktank, that began operations in 2013, with the purpose of defending and promoting freedom in Honduras, both socially and economically. Eléutera seeks to reverse the tendency of weak institutions, towards institutions that respond to the needs of its residents, but primarily that allow individual growth and creativity, to strengthen the social fabric through the trust between individuals, which allows for the successful entrepreneurship.
Fundación IDEA is one of the first public policy think tanks in Mexico. It is a nonprofit, independent, and nonpartisan organization with the mission to design and promote innovative public policies that create equal opportunities for Mexicans through economic development and poverty reduction; as well as being a reliable source of independent analysis to government officials and the general public.  
Geneva Network is a UK-based public policy research and advocacy organization working at the nexus of international intellectual property, health, and trade issues which seeks to bring evidence-based analysis to debates surrounding these critical public policy issues.
United Kingdom
The German Economic Institute (IW) is a private economic research institute in Germany, which is a advocate of a liberal economic and social order. We work to improve understanding of how business and society function and interact.
I-Com is an Italian think tank based in Rome and Brussels, founded in 2005 by a group of scholars and managers with the aim to promote policy related debates and, moreover, to analyse competitive and innovative topics.
Established in August 1981, ICRIER is an autonomous, policy-oriented, not-for-profit, economic policy think tank. ICRIER's main focus is to enhance the knowledge content of policymaking by undertaking analytical research that is targeted at informing India's policymakers and also at improving the interface with the global economy. ICRIER's office is located in the institutional complex of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
IMANI Center for Policy & Education is a Think Tank of considerable local and international repute and significance. We have carved a niche in Ghana’s policy environment for putting out objective, independent analysis and critique on many issues, using tried and tested market-oriented techniques that apply across different disciplines. Through effective communication skills and the ability to work with public-spirited media and civil society, we are shaping national, regional and global agenda in order to close the “citizen participation gap” in the governance process.

IIMANI has been consistently been ranked among the top 5 most influential policy think tanks in sub-Saharan Africa for the past five years.
Founded in 2006, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute—a think tank—focusing on a host of critical issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy. Its mission is to formulate and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress.
United States
Institute for Competitiveness, India is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India is an international initiative centered in India, dedicated to enlarging and purposeful disseminating of the body of research and knowledge on competition and strategy, as pioneered over the last 25 years by Professor Michael Porter of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.
The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) is a nonprofit research institute based in Malaysia dedicated to promoting solutions to public policy challenges. IDEAS’ vision is: “A Malaysia that upholds the principles of liberty and justice” Our mission at IDEAS is to improve the level of understanding an acceptance of public policies based on the principles of rule of law, limited government, free markets and free individuals. Our work is independent of vested interests and partisan influences.
The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, IPAG is an independent, non-partisan, international think tank based in South Asia, Middle East, and Australia and rapidly expanding into Europe and US. PAG’s key areas of work among others include Technology, Innovation & FIR, SDGs & Green Growth, Regional Cooperation & Integration, Migration and Resettlement, Security and Strategic Affairs, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources.
JSF was established to enable the private sector to engage with all stakeholders, especially the public sector, in constructive dialogue on local economic issues and achieve comprehensive economic development.
Established in 1976, The Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET) serves as Korea’s only government-funded research institute specializing in industrial research and dedicated to the development of national economic and industrial policy. KIET is committed to bolstering competitiveness and strengthening the foundation of Korean industry through the formulation of effective policies that enable industries to adapt to a rapidly changing global industrial environment.
The Legatum Institute is an international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity. The Institute researches core themes including revitalising capitalism and democracy. The Legatum Prosperity Index™, its signature publication, ranks 142 countries in terms of wealth and well-being.
United Kingdom
Created in 1990, Libertad y Desarrollo (LyD) is a private investigation think tank, independent of any political party and religious, governmental and/or business group, dedicated to the study and analysis of public policies and public issues, promoting the values and principles of a free society.
Libertad y Progreso is a think tank based in Buenos Aires (Argentina) that specializes in public policy. It is the result of a merger between three like-minded nonprofits that united to create a center for critical thinking and investigation that seeks to solve citizens problems, promoting the values and principles of a Federal Representative Republic. It is a nonprofit organization that is private and independent from any political or religious affiliation. It does not take money from the government.
The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network. Established in 2003 in Belgium as a nonprofit, nonpartisan association, the group is dedicated to making a positive contribution through cutting-edge research and by engaging political leaders and the public at large in a constructive exchange about the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy is a Canadian leader in producing high-quality public policy research. It is the top ranked public policy think tank in the Canadian nation’s capital and has emerged as a thought leader on a wide range of policy matters including economic and fiscal policy, Aboriginal economic opportunity, health care, innovation, and foreign and defence policy.
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is the Philippine government’s main socioeconomic think tank. Since its establishment in 1977, it has been engaged in the conduct of policy-oriented studies to assist policymakers and planners in crafting evidence-based development policies, plans, and programs.
The PRIME Institute (Policy Research Institute of Market Economy) is a Pakistani public policy think based in Islamabad. The Institute was founded in 2013 by Economist Ali Salman, and since 2016 has been registered with the government of Pakistan as a nonprofit trust. PRIME works to perpetually optimize Pakistan’s economic governance by creating independent and non-partisan public policy research.
The Shanghai Institute of Science and Technology Policy, affiliated with the Shanghai Institute of Science and Technology Management and founded in 1987 with the permission of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, offers a scientific basis for decision-making by China’s government, gives intellectual support for cadre-training (of technical professionals), and provides intelligence for the development of science and technology.
STUNS brings together decision-makers on common concerns at the interfaces between universities, business, and the public sector. STUNS eases the way for growth and competitiveness in the Uppsala region through initiatives, activities, and projects in strategic focus areas.
The Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis has the task of analysing the areas that are most important for growth. The overall objective is to strengthen Swedish competitiveness and create conditions for more jobs in more and growing businesses throughout the country.
Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) was established on September 1, 1976 as the first private independent think tank in Taiwan. The main purpose of the institute is to actively engage in research on domestic and foreign macroeconomics and industrial economics in order to provide consultations to the government and enterprises and to promote Taiwan’s economic development.
TicTac has a duty to advance a policy agenda aiming at the mass spreading of the ICT benefits to Colombians, while ensuring an orderly and sustainable growth of the industry, through the identification and analysis of: i) Obsolete policies and the generation of ideas for their updating or replacement; and ii) New structural/conjunctural challenges and opportunities for the generation of appropriate and timely policy responses.