The Brookings Institution

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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization that has been consistently ranked as the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank. Brookings is an independent research and analysis organization that conducts in-depth research, leading to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level. The institution brings together more than 300 leading experts in government and media from all over the world who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of public policy issues. Brookings covers foreign policy, economics, development, governance and metropolitan policy.


  • Brookings is devoted to research, analysis, education, and publication focused on public policy issues in the areas of economics, foreign policy, and government.

  • Brookings serves as a bridge between scholarship and policymaking, bringing new knowledge to decision makers and affording scholars greater insight into public policy.

  • The institution also provides in-depth explorations of the issues that matter most to policymakers and the public alike.