The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 24, 2014 09:00 ET

Fraser Institute Top Canadian Think-Tank According to University of Pennsylvania Survey

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 24, 2014) - With the Fraser Institute poised to celebrate its 40th anniversary, it has again ranked as the top think tank in Canada, according to the 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks Report published by the University of Pennsylvania and released earlier this week at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

The annual index, based on a survey of more than 1,900 scholars, policy makers and journalists representing 120 countries, ranked the Fraser Institute first among 96 think tanks in Canada for the sixth consecutive year and 22nd among 6,826 think tanks from 182 countries worldwide.

"The Fraser Institute is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014 and the University of Pennsylvania ranking is a validation of all we've accomplished," said Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute president.

"Being ranked as the top think tank in Canada and the only Canadian think tank in the global top 40 speaks volumes about the quality of research produced by our diverse staff and senior fellows across Canada and the United States."

Additionally, the Fraser Institute ranked:

  • 4th in the world for Social Policy research
  • 5th in the world for Health Policy research
  • 14th in the world for Most Innovative Policy Ideas/Proposals
  • 25th in the world for Most Significant Impact on Public Policy

Founded in 1974, the Fraser Institute is one of Canada's oldest independent and non-partisan economic and public policy research organizations, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. The Fraser Institute is also Canada's only independent international think-tank, leading a global group of 86 allied organizations through the Economic Freedom Network.

"Through our rigorous peer-reviewed research, the Fraser Institute identifies public policies that will spur economic growth and build a healthier and more prosperous world for families and future generations of Canadians," Veldhuis said.

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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