Think Tanks that Produce Useful Work on
The Adam Smith Institute (UK)
The Adam Smith Institute is the UK's leading innovator of free-market economic and social policies. Politically independent and non-profit, the Institute promotes its ideas through reports, briefings, events, media appearances, and its website and blog.
The Cato Institute (US)
The Cato Institute was founded in 1977 by Edward H. Crane. It is a non-profit public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institute is named for Cato’s letters,, a series of libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution.
Centre for Independent Studies (Australia)
The Centre for Independent Studies is the leading independent public policy 'think tank' within Australasia. The CIS is actively engaged in support of a free enterprise economy and a free society under limited government where individuals can prosper and fully develop their talents. By critical recommendations to public policy and encouraging debate amongst leading academics, politicians and journalists, the CIS aims to build a better society.
Reform is an independent, charitable, non-party think tank whose mission is to set out a better way to deliver public services and economic prosperity.
The Heritage Foundation (US)
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution-a think tank-whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
The Fraser Institute (Canada)
The Fraser Institute measures and studies the impact of markets and government interventions on the welfare of individuals. In our research, we bring together academics, economists, and policy analysts from around the world. The Institute's list of researchers has grown to include more than 350 authors in 22 countries (six of whom have been awarded Nobel Prizes) and it has published more than 600 books and studies and thousands of articles.