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What is a Think Tank?
Think tanks, policy institutes and research institutes are organizations that produce policy-oriented research on a range of topics including domestic and international economic issues. The research produced can help inform decisions about public policy.
This list is just a sampling of a few international Think Tanks. For more organizations, check out the following links:
Economic Institutions and Research Centres
Key Working Papers Databases
What are working papers?
Working papers are pre-publication versions of scholarly works including articles, book chapters, reports or reviews. These would not be considered peer-reviewed, and only some working papers will continue on to formal publication. These are helpful for identifying recent and upcoming research in economics.
Key Working Paper Resources
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) This link opens in a new window Contains the full-text of working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The NBER covers four areas of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals. Many of its publications, including its working papers, NBER reporter, and NBER digest, are available for download.
EconLIT This link opens in a new window
Core index that allows users to search by publication type, including by working papers.
EconPapers │ IDEAS
EconPapers and IDEAS are services that provide access to RePEc, Research Papers in Economics, the world's largest collection of on-line economics working papers, journal articles and software.
Additional Working Papers Resources