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Top 25% Think Tanks, as of October 2017

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Top 25% Think Tanks

RankInstitutionScoreAuthorsAuthor shares
1National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)

149686.67
2Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Bonn, Germany

2.52711110.42
3Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London, United Kingdom

2.9331333.68
4Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

4.713625.3
5ifo Institut - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München e.V.

München, Germany

4.95164124.02
6Brookings Institution

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

5.063323.01
7DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung)

Berlin, Germany

5.66150100.29
8Institutet för Näringslivsforskning (IFN)

Stockholm, Sweden

8.817848.84
9Resources for the Future (RFF)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

9.773624.96
10Motu: Economic & Public Policy Research

Wellington, New Zealand

10.322116.84
11Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Dublin, Ireland

11.915647.2
12American Enterprise Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

13.861917.65
13Centre d'études prospectives et d'informations internationales (CEPII)

Paris, France

14.634728.74
14Bruegel

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

14.862214.42
15Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA)

Rimini, Italy

15.178614.12
16Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)

Nürnberg, Germany

15.316048.07
17Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

Tokyo, Japan

15.54623.2
18RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Essen, Germany

16.156545.83
19W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA)

17.551210.89
20Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

Halle, Germany

17.655738.94
21National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

London, United Kingdom

17.963825.66
22Geary Institute, University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

20.232210.28
23Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Moscow, Russia

20.9610258.68
24Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

México, Mexico

21.63733.72
25Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

25.461411.02
26Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)

Lima, Peru

26.092319.03
27Levy Economics Institute, Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (USA)

26.482314.58
28Urban Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

26.822420.06
29Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research (PIER)

Bangkok, Thailand

29.41128.55
30Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus (VATT), Government of Finland

Helsinki, Finland

29.642319.47
31Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), Oxford Martin School, Oxford University

Oxford, United Kingdom

32.171511.4
32Centro de Estudios Públicos

Santiago, Chile

32.7454.89
33Elinkeinoelämän Tutkimuslaitos (ETLA)

Helsinki, Finland

33.221512.6
34Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)

33.4311
35Cato Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

34.5942.25
36Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

Washington, District of Columbia (USA)

34.621512.66
37Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

San Francisco, California (USA)

37.9964.26
38European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

38.3781.53
39Fundación para la Educación Superior y el Desarrollo (Fedesarrollo)

Colombia

38.412319.3
40C. D. Howe Institute

Toronto, Canada

38.44115.04
41Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Den Haag, Netherlands

38.74119.39
42Manhattan Institute

New York, New York (USA)

40.7710.45
43Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Jakarta, Indonesia

43.261715.01
44Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR), New Economic School (NES)

Moscow, Russia

45.64115.85
45Nordisk Institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning (NIFU)

Oslo, Norway

46.261210.87
46Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln

Köln, Germany

47.5576.64
47The Conference Board

New York City, New York (USA)

47.8342.49
48Chatham House

London, United Kingdom

48.5321.76
49CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research

Warszawa, Poland

48.62613.82
50Development Policy Research Unit, School of Economics, Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

49.471412.2
51Overseas Development Institute

London, United Kingdom

53.15139.21
52Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI)

Bratislava, Slovakia

54.16105.69

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