The following institutions are concerned at least in part with evidence on the effects of regulation on the common welfare.*
- American Enterprise Institute – AEI
- Cato Institute
Research on financial, environmental, food and drug, labor, telecom, and other regulation. (See also the journal Regulation, Freedom in the 50 States, and Economic Freedom of the World sites and reports, and Terence Kealey on science policy)
- Competitive Enterprise Institute – CEI
- Crime Prevention Research Center – CPRC
- Economic Freedom Network (member organizations in more than 80 nations)
- Fraser Institute (Canada)
- George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
Works to improve regulatory policy by raising awareness of regulations’ effects through research, education, and outreach.
- The Heartland Institute
Addresses regulation in Budget & Tax News and has posted thousands of documents on the topic in a free online database called Policybot.org.
- The Heritage Foundation
Formulates and promotes public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual freedom.
- Hoover Institution
Concerned with the scientific basis (or lack of it) of regulation.
- Independent Institute
- Institute for Justice – IJ
Research on matters related to freedom of speech, economic liberty, property rights, and school choice.
- Institute of Public Affairs – IPA (Australia)
- Institute of Economic Affairs – IEA (London)
Undertakes research examining the problems caused by regulation and into market-generated alternatives to government regulation.
- Institute for Liberty and Democracy – ILD
- Institutional Review Blog
News and commentary about Institutional Review Board oversight of the humanities and social sciences
- Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies – JIMS (Israel)
Addresses regulation in Israel and is responsible for more than 30 research papers on the topic, all available on JIMS’ website.
- Library of Economics and Liberty
- Manhattan Institute for Policy Research – MI
- Mercatus Center at George Mason University
- Mises Institute
- The National Center for Public Policy Research
Analysis and commentary on regulation of environment, climate, civil rights, asbestos, forestry, nuclear power, sprawl, and affirmative action.
- The New Zealand Initiative (New Zealand)
Analyses and documents the effects of regulation on housing affordability, foreign investment, and the use of natural resources.
- Pacific Research Institute – PRI
- Reason Foundation
*We invite submissions of the names of other institutions that fit the description, above and that publish in English, for listing on this page. We also invite representatives of the institutions listed to submit a thumbnail description of their institution that relates to their role in providing evidence on regulation; i.e. one which could not be objected to on objective grounds.