The 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index was officially released January 28th 2016. The work and impact of the Austrian Economics Center is highlighted in several categories, such as “Top Think Tanks Worldwide,” “Top International Development Think Tanks,” and “Best Advocacy Campaign.” The AEC has also been nominated as one of the “Best Independent Think Tanks” of the world.
The Global Go To Think Tank Index is the result of an international survey of over 7,500 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists who helped rank more than 6,600 think tanks using a set of 28 criteria developed by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP).
TTCSP at the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and in civil societies around the world.
The Austrian Economics Center (AEC) is a politically independent research institute committed to disseminating the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics. The AEC considers public policies, identifies economic alternatives, and attempts to realize them based on rigorous analysis and academic research.
The AEC’s basic goal is the promotion of a free, responsible and prosperous society. To achieve this goal, it considers economic and socio-political questions, prepares studies, and recommends solutions. In carrying out its work, the AEC addresses a broad audience – from entrepreneurs and business leaders to economic thinkers and policy-makers, both domestically and abroad. And by improving public understanding of key economic questions and organizing educational programs, the AEC aims to promote the idea of a free market economy and the ideal of a free society.
The AEC is committed to the Austrian School of Economics: It not only hopes to make the main ideas of its leading economic thinkers and social philosophers better understood and more competitive in the marketplace of ideas but strives to ensure that these ideas become historically dominant. Put simply, the AEC’s main duty is to further the Austrian School’s position in society and in the world.
The AEC’s fundamental goal is to promote a free, responsible and prosperous society. Through education and improving public understanding of key economic questions, the AEC promotes the idea of a free market economy and the ideal of a free society.