Member Organizations

The +Liberdade Institute is a Portuguese think tank dedicated to disseminating the values of Liberalism. It was launched with the mission of creating a freer and more developed Portugal by educating citizens on the basic principles of free-market economics. +Liberdade focuses on developing educational and informative content in order to disseminate liberal ideas, while striving towards creating an intellectual climate where free-market ideas can thrive.
The Austrian Economics Center is a politically independent research institute committed to the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics. The AEC considers public policies, identifies economic alternatives, and attempts to realize them based on rigorous analysis and academic research.
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 Research and Policy Making is an organization that has a mission to promote good governance and development on the basis of relevant, evidence-based policy research, trainings, evaluations and analyses. Center for Research and Policy Making is the number-one think tank in Macedonia and is ranked on the list of 100 most influential think tanks in Central and Southeastern Europe, per the Think Thank Index at University of Pennsylvania.
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
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 Mackenzie Center for Economic Freedom is a Brazilian academic think-tank from Mackenzie Presbyterian University. It adopts a classical liberal perspective and it is focused on analyzing the role of the market system and the characteristics and consequences of different types of intervention and regulation in the Brazilian economy.
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.
Established in 1983, CUTS International ( is a global public policy think- and action-tank on Trade, Regulation and Governance. With its headquarters in Jaipur, India and having almost four decades of experience of working on policy and practice issues from grassroots to the international level, it has established itself as a leading southern voice on public policy matters by effectively combining evidence-based policy research with advocacy, networking and capacity-building efforts. Other than having centres in different parts of India, the organisation has six overseas centres: Accra (Ghana), Nairobi (Kenya), Lusaka (Zambia), Hanoi (Vietnam), Geneva (Switzerland) and Washington DC (United States of America).
The Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) is a private, non-profit, public-benefit research organization. It was established in 1975 with the dual purpose of promoting research on current problems and prospects of the Greek economy and its sectors, and of generating reliable information, analysis and proposals for action that are not produced elsewhere and can thus be of high value to policy makers in the context of economic policymaking.
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 think tank, 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.  
Fundación Internacional Bases (FIB) is a civil society organization that thinks globally and acts locally. FIB takes part in the most important current discussions related to individual liberties and the market economy. We do not seek to be just another voice. Instead, we work to have an active role in a substantial change that brings the triumph of freedom, a social order of responsible individuals, the liberalization of the economy, and a diminishing role of government in our lives.
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.
The Hayek Institute is Austria's first organization to focus on the economic and socio-political thinking of F. A. v. Hayek and the Austrian School of Economics. Publications, international conferences, and other forms of communication promote the discussion of these ideas and their dissemination in their home country. The institute addresses primarily entrepreneurs and students, but also media, politics and the interested public. The Hayek Institute is politically independent. 
The Hinrich Foundation is a unique Asia-based philanthropic organization that works to advance mutually beneficial and sustainable global trade.
We believe sustainable global trade strengthens relationships between nations and improves people’s lives. We support original research and education programs that build understanding and leadership in global trade. Our approach is independent, fact-based, and objective. We are an authoritative source of knowledge, sharp analysis, and fresh thinking for policymakers, businesses, media, and scholars engaged in global trade. We are building a network of next-generation trade leaders by partnering with universities and corporations across global value chains.
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
Innovation Council works to raise awareness about how innovation and commercialization happen in the real economy, and about the policies that best support technology and business model innovation over the long term. We connect innovators from different sectors and regions with policymakers, also sharing innovators’ insights through our events and publications. We advocate to improve access by SMEs, women, and other underrepresented groups to IP tools such as patents. Innovation Council seeks to be a resource for policymakers – and also for those who are developing new solutions to pressing global challenges.
The Innovative Economy Forum is a non-partisan and non-profit private policy think tank that promotes innovation-based growth and economy in partnership with relevant stakeholders, including the government, the legislature and the private sector. The Innovative Economy is an open platform for discussions on and promotion of economic and industrial policy development and regulatory streamlining for innovation-based growth and economy.
Institut Sapiens is an independent, non-partisan think tank aiming to reconcile a resolutely pro-innovation stance with a deep commitment to humanity's universal values. We bring together a broad network of experts within seven research-organizations that cover a wide range of themes from sustainable developments to the ethics of Artificial Intelligence. Our publications cover economics and technology among other topics. In addition to our reports, we create events and original programmers to stimulate public debate in Frane.
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.
IPAG Asia Pacific is a not for profit research institution established for the charitable purpose of producing, promoting, publishing, and disseminating leading research and discussion on various topics aimed at facilitating the advancement of Australia by improving Australia's policy formation in areas of national and international significance within the fields of climate change, sustainable development, economic development and trade, interfaith relations and peacebuilding, power and energy, human rights, gender empowerment, security and strategic affairs, migration and resettlement, and regional cooperation and integration.
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 a London-based think-tank with a global vision: to see all people lifted out of poverty. Its mission is to create a global movement of people committed to creating the pathways from poverty to prosperity and the transformation of society, and it seeks to develop the policy solutions and data tools that help leaders of nations build inclusive and peaceful societies with open economies and empowered people. The Legatum Prosperity Index™, its signature publication, is the only global index that measures national prosperity based on institutional, economic, and social wellbeing. It assesses the performance of 167 countries across 12 pillars, underpinned by 65 policy-focused elements, to provide a comprehensive and holistic picture of prosperity
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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.
Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC, Budapest) has been involved in talent development for a quarter of a century. Its Centre for Next Technological Futures conducts research and provides education on the fourth industrial revolution and the emergence of new digital technologies (robotics, big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain) and their impact on economy, society and geopolitics. It has a particular focus on innovation economics, entrepreneurship and startup ecosystems.
Paramadina Public Policy Institute (PPPI) is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan think tank under the umbrella of Paramadina University. PPPI seeks to promote sound and applicable public policy in Indonesia through multidisciplinary research. PPPI exists to provide relevant practical solutions for Indonesia’s policymaking needs.
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.
Founded in 2019, Portulans Institute (PI) is an independent non-profit, nonpartisan research and educational institute based in Washington DC. Our areas of expertise include technology competitiveness, innovation readiness, and people and global talent.
United States
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 Property Rights Alliance (PRA), an affiliate of Americans for Tax Reform,  is a research and advocacy organization dedicated to the protection of innovation, intellectual property rights, and physical property rights around the world. PRA works closely with famed property rights champion and President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Lima, Peru, Hernando de Soto. PRA leads publication of the International Property Rights Index (IPRI) and the Trade Barrier Index (TBI).
United States
RISE Israel is an Israeli, independent, non-profit think tank that focuses on innovation policy and the Israeli innovation model. It is led by Israel's foremost experts in innovation policy, legislation, and ecosystem building. its mission is to enhance the Israeli technology ecosystem, and guide global policymakers and organizations in crafting innovation policies based on the Israeli model.
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.
The Atal Incubation Center (AIC) at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR is a tech agnostic hardware-focused premier incubation center established in 2017 with the support of AIM Niti Aayog to foster the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of the country.
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.
THINKTANK is a Polish analytical centre, founded in 2009. It operates as a social enterprise. It holds a club for decision-makers and runs its own media. THINKTANK is a platform for dialogue, exchange of experiences, knowledge and good practice for business, administration and government leaders. The main purpose of THINKTANK’s activity is inspiring a substantive debate amongst Polish public and reinforcing the dialogue between private and public spheres. We discuss and write about matters essential for decision-makers both in the government and in business environment.
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.