The Adam Smith Institute (ASI) has been ranked as the No.10 think tank outside the US in a major new study for Foreign Policy magazine, making it the highest-placed domestic policy think tank in the UK. The ASI was also listed at No.5 in the 'Top 5 International Economic Policy Think Tanks' category.
The 'Think Tank Index' – which is based on a worldwide survey of hundreds of scholars and experts – is published in full in the January/February issue of Foreign Policy. It was compiled by James McGann, Assistant Director of the International Relations Program and Director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr Eamonn Butler, the Director of the ASI, said, "Naturally we are delighted to feature in the top 10 of such an authoritative international study, and to be considered one of the five leading economic think tanks in the world – despite having a much smaller budget than many of our competitors. We put it down to many years of solid effort to produce timely, well-researched and practical policies, an eye to cost-effectiveness, and the continuing loyalty of our many supporters among the general public."
Top Non-US Think Tanks
1 - Chatham House
2 - International Institute for Strategic Studies
3 - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
4 - Overseas Development Institute
5 - Centre for European Policy Studies
6 - Transparency International
7 - German Council on Foreign Relations
8 - German Institute for International and Security Affairs
8 - French Institute of International Relations
10 - Adam Smith Institute
Top 5 International Economic Policy Think Tanks
1 - Brookings Institution
2 - Peterson Institute for International Economics
3 - Fraser Institute
4 - National Bureau of Economic Research
5 - Adam Smith Institute
Notes to Editors
The full survey results and accompanying article are available here