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Organizations that conduct research on social, economic, political or other issues, publishing their findings to influence government policies

A think tank or policy institute is a research institute and organization that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology and culture. Most policy institutes are non-profit organizations, which some countries such as the United States and Canada provide with tax exempt status. Other think tanks are funded by governments, advocacy groups or corporations, and derive revenue from consulting or research work related to their projects.


The think tank boom, by Peter Orvetti, Libertarian Party News, Feb 2000

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Think tank" as of 3 Dec 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.