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Think Tanks: A Guide
Guide for navigating the research world of public policy think tanks.
by Eric Wedig
Last Updated Apr 19, 2021
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What is a Think Tank?
Think tanks are public policy research organizations that provide research, analysis, and advice on domestic and international issues. These organizations employ experts from academia and government who publish a wide range of scholarship including working papers, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. Think tanks may be independent or affiliated with a government entity or political party. Many, but not all, are non-profit organizations.
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and in civil societies around the world.