wiiw ranked among the world's top economic policy think tanks

The recently published Global Go To Think Tank Ranking decorates wiiw as the best international economic policy think tank of Austria, and the 12th best in the world.

The Go To Think Tank Ranking is published annually by the University of Pennsylvania and is widely cited and used by donors, journals, think tanks and policymakers around the world. It is based on a comprehensive evaluation of 6500 think tanks from various world regions and disciplines.

The quality and commitment of the think tank’s management, the reputation of its staff and research produced, as well as the think tank’s reputation with policy makers are among the key selection criteria. Last but not least, it is also the demonstrated commitment to produce independent research and analysis which counts for in the ranking process.

The selection relies on an open nominations process, followed by expert panel reviews. All in all, more than 20,000 academics, policymakers, journalists, think tank scholars and executives are involved in the ranking process.

In the recently published Ranking, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) ranks 12 in the category “Top International Economic Policy Think Tanks” and thereby improved its position against 2013 by two ranks. wiiw Scientific Director Michael Landesmann says “We are honoured to be among the top 20 international economic policy institutes in the world. This placement confirms that we enjoy a high international reputation, which we primarily owe to the engagement and qualifications of our employees”.

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. Often referred to as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations. It aims to bridge the gap between knowledge and policy in critical policy areas and thereby also to improve policy making and to strengthen democratic institutions and civil societies around the world.

The selection relies on an open nominations process, followed by expert panel reviews. All in all, more than 20,000 academics, policymakers, journalists, think tank scholars and executives are involved in the ranking process.


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