Tax Foundation Recognized for Excellence in 2013 Global Go-To Think Tank Index

February 07, 2014

Last week, we were recognized as one of the top 150 think tanks in the world in four separate categories in the seventh annual Global Go-To Think Tank Index.

  • 21st Best Policy Study/Report Produced by a Think Tank (State business tax climate index)
  • 35th Best Advocacy Campaign
  • 63rd Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks
  • 63rd Think Tank to Watch

More than 1,950 scholars, policymakers, and journalists participate in an international survey of more than 6,500 think tanks worldwide. This results in a ranking the top 150 groups based on a set of 18 criteria, including: quality and quantity of publications, media reputation, reputation of staff among scholars and analysts, ability to bridge the gap between policymakers and the public, and impact on society.

It’s exciting to be recognized for our efforts at the federal, state, and local levels by an international committee. Policymakers, reporters, and taxpayers regularly rely on the Tax Foundation’s research and analysis, and the report’s recognition of our work is evidence of our continually growing impact.

We're certainly grateful that there is such an interest in how to make the tax system better and how our work contributes to those efforts.

Produced by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the at the University of Pennsylvania, its purpose is to “increase the profile and performance of think tanks and raise the public awareness of the important role think tanks play in governments and civil societies around the globe.” 

To read the full report, click here. For more about the Tax Foundation’s work in 2013, click here.

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