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Top 25% Public Policy Schools, as of August 2017

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Top 25% Public Policy Schools

RankInstitutionScoreAuthorsAuthor shares
1Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)

2Hoover Institution on War Revolution & Peace, Stanford University

Stanford, California (USA)

3School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University

New York City, New York (USA)

4DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)

Berlin, Germany

5Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Canberra, Australia

6Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

7Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois (USA)

8Economic Analysis & Policy Group (EAP), Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, California (USA)

9Department of Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

Ithaca, New York (USA)

10National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Tokyo, Japan

11Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Stanford University

Stanford, California (USA)

12ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP), Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

London, United Kingdom

13Institute for Policy Research (IPR), Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois (USA)

14Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)

Nürnberg, Germany

15Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)

16Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia (USA)

17International Center for Public Policy, Department of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

18Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana (USA)

19Experimental Economics Center, Department of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

20Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Durham, North Carolina (USA)

21Centre of Policy Studies and Impact Project (COPS), Victoria University

Melbourne, Australia

22Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies, Department of Economics, Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey (USA)

23Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin (USA)

24Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Arlington, Virginia (USA)

25McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

26Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

27Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

28Dipartimento di Politiche Pubbliche e Scelte Collettive (POLIS), Università del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro"

Alessandria, Italy

29Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California (USA)

30James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky (USA)

31H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)

32Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER, CEPS/INSTEAD)

Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

33School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland (USA)

34School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University

Phoenix, Arizona (USA)

35School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Calgary, Canada

36Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts (USA)

37Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)

Los Angeles, California (USA)

38TEPP Fédération de Recherche Travail Emploi et Politiques Publiques

Noisy le Grand, France

39Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

40Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Social- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Graz, Austria

41Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)


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