Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy continues to rise in an annual index of global think tanks, ranking No. 9 among the top university-affiliated think tanks in the world in 2014 — up from No. 11 in 2013.
The institute also ranks No. 4 among the world’s energy- and resource-policy think tanks — up from No. 5 in 2013 — and No. 18 among the top think tanks in the United States — up from No. 20 in 2013, according to the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program’s 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index.
Baker Institute fellows and scholars conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. Core fields of study include energy, the Middle East, Mexico, health care, taxes and public finance, international economics, science and technology, China, space policy, and drug policy.
The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program’s (TTCSP) Global Go To Think Tank Index has become the gold standard for think tanks around the world and is widely cited by governments, donors, journalists and policymakers as the foremost guide to the performance of thousands of domestic and international public policy centers.
The TTCSP report is compiled with assistance from 2,000 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions, and governments in the U.S. and around the globe.