Every year the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme at the University of Pennsylvania compiles its "Global Go To Think Tanks Report", which ranks the leading public policy research organizations in the world. For another year, the Adam Smith Institute has performed exceptionally well [3]:

Top Think Tanks – Worldwide (US and Non-US)
No. 20

Top Think Tanks – Worldwide (Non-US)
No.8

Top Think Tanks in Western Europe
No.9

Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks
No.7

Think Tanks with the Greatest Impact on Public Policy
No.23

Think Tanks with Outstanding Policy-Oriented Public Policy Research Programs
No.17

Top International Economic Policy Think Tanks
No.21

We're thrilled with these results. From everyone here at the ASI, to everybody who has supported us through donations, attending events, writing, reading or spreading the ideas we hold dear: thank you for helping to make this happen. We're determined to build on what we've achieved so far, and make 2012 our best year yet.