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Top 25% Think Tanks, as of September 2018

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The rankings

Top 25% Think Tanks, all authors, all publication years

All institutions in this category.
RankInstitutionScoreAuthorsAuthor shares
1National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)

1.0638583.21
2Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Bonn, Germany

2.65657104.14
3Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London, United Kingdom

3.1428632.25
4Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

4.573626.85
5ifo Institut - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München e.V.

München, Germany

5.03174133.2
6Brookings Institution

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

5.643323.13
7DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)

Berlin, Germany

5.8714699.53
8Institutet för Näringslivsforskning (IFN)

Stockholm, Sweden

9.217850.08
9Resources for the Future (RFF)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

9.634635.72
10Motu: Economic & Public Policy Research

Wellington, New Zealand

10.692419.84
11Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Dublin, Ireland

12.286553.85
12Centre d'études prospectives et d'informations internationales (CEPII)

Paris, France

14.154928.37
13Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)

Nürnberg, Germany

14.216353.02
14American Enterprise Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

15.851716.45
15Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

Tokyo, Japan

15.934322.71
16RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Essen, Germany

16.366848.25
17National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

London, United Kingdom

17.63825.48
18Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

Halle, Germany

17.755536.71
19W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA)

17.781210.89
20Bruegel

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

18.52013.16
21Geary Institute, University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

21.84219.02
22Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Moscow, Russia

22.2410459.84
23Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

México, Mexico

22.43936.22
24Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA)

Rimini, Italy

23.91437.08
25Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEP), Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing, China

25.92320.79
26Urban Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

26.352419.81
27Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)

Lima, Peru

26.792420.02
28Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus (VATT), Government of Finland

Helsinki, Finland

27.152620.32
29Levy Economics Institute, Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (USA)

27.182314.58
30Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA)

Waterloo, Canada

29.93445.04
31Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research (PIER)

Bangkok, Thailand

30.2139.55
32Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

30.281410.72
33Elinkeinoelämän Tutkimuslaitos (ETLA)

Helsinki, Finland

33.621613.12
34Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), Oxford Martin School, Oxford University

Oxford, United Kingdom

35.291712.45
35Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)

35.3911
36Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Den Haag, Netherlands

36.021511.58
37Fundación para la Educación Superior y el Desarrollo (Fedesarrollo)

Colombia

37.262420.16
38Cato Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

37.6653.5
39European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

38.9571.11
40C. D. Howe Institute

Toronto, Canada

39.62104.98
41Centro de Estudios Públicos

Santiago, Chile

40.2254.89
42Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR), New Economic School (NES)

Moscow, Russia

46.59116.34
43Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Jakarta, Indonesia

46.751514
44Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln

Köln, Germany

48.0598.64
45Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

48.161311.56
46Economic Policy Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

48.1842.35
47Nordisk Institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning (NIFU)

Oslo, Norway

48.261311.6
48Development Policy Research Unit, School of Economics, Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

50.771412.05
49Chatham House

London, United Kingdom

53.5310.9
50Overseas Development Institute

London, United Kingdom

54.571511.16
51The Conference Board

New York City, New York (USA)

54.9331.75
52Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CENPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Minden, Malaysia

56.9222
53Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI)

Bratislava, Slovakia

57.18105.69

The rankings

Top 25% institutions in Think Tanks, 10 best authors in each, 10 last publication years

All institutions in this category.
RankInstitutionScoreAuthorsAuthor shares
1National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)

1.4538510
2ifo Institut - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München e.V.

München, Germany

2.5717410
3Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London, United Kingdom

3.0928610
4Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Bonn, Germany

4.9965710
5DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)

Berlin, Germany

5.314610
6Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

5.573610
7Institutet för Näringslivsforskning (IFN)

Stockholm, Sweden

10.247810
8Centre d'études prospectives et d'informations internationales (CEPII)

Paris, France

10.874910
9Resources for the Future (RFF)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

10.894610
10Brookings Institution

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

12.113310
11Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

Halle, Germany

13.055510
12Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Dublin, Ireland

13.186510
13Bruegel

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

15.072010
14RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Essen, Germany

15.546810
15Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEP), Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing, China

15.852310
16Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)

Nürnberg, Germany

16.036310
17National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

London, United Kingdom

19.873810
18Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Moscow, Russia

19.9510410
19Motu: Economic & Public Policy Research

Wellington, New Zealand

21.662410
20Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

Tokyo, Japan

21.774310
21Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research (PIER)

Bangkok, Thailand

23.61139.55
22Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus (VATT), Government of Finland

Helsinki, Finland

24.112610
23American Enterprise Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

24.79179.94
24Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)

Lima, Peru

24.82410
25Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA)

Rimini, Italy

25.85437.07
26Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

México, Mexico

26.413910
27Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

27.281410
28Levy Economics Institute, Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (USA)

29.522310
29Geary Institute, University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

29.81218.02
30W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA)

31.5128.89
31Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Den Haag, Netherlands

33.55159.58
32Elinkeinoelämän Tutkimuslaitos (ETLA)

Helsinki, Finland

33.671610
33Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), Oxford Martin School, Oxford University

Oxford, United Kingdom

34.531710
34Urban Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

39.772410
35Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA)

Waterloo, Canada

41.83445.04
36European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

41.8971.11
37Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

42.071310
38Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CENPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Minden, Malaysia

42.9322
39Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)

43.0511
40Development Policy Research Unit, School of Economics, Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

44.481410
41Nordisk Institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning (NIFU)

Oslo, Norway

46.63137.6
42Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Jakarta, Indonesia

46.71510
43Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR), New Economic School (NES)

Moscow, Russia

48.74114.34
44Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI)

Bratislava, Slovakia

49.8105.7
45Economic Policy Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

51.1542.35
46Milken Institute

Santa Monica, California (USA)

53.2454.05
47Fundación para la Educación Superior y el Desarrollo (Fedesarrollo)

Colombia

53.842410
48SurveyMETER

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

54.9955
49Palkansaajien tutkimuslaitos

Helsinki, Finland

55.4742.9
50C. D. Howe Institute

Toronto, Canada

55.64104.98
51Instytut Badań Strukturalnych

Warszawa, Poland

56.281910
52Overseas Development Institute

London, United Kingdom

56.741510
53Swiss Economics

Zürich, Switzerland

57.63104.24

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