Pacific Research Institute

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Pacific Research Institute
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Founder(s) Antony Fisher
ChairmanClark S. Judge
President & CEOSally Pipes [1]
BudgetRevenue: $4,610,069
Expenses: $3,586,064
(FYE December 2014) [2]

The Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI) is a California-based free-market think tank which promotes "the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility" through policies that emphasize a free economy, private initiative, and limited government. [3] PRI was founded in 1979 by British philanthropist Antony Fisher. [4]


Policy areas

The organization is active in the policy areas of education, economics, health care, and the environment. [5] [6] It operates the Center for California's Future, which has a goal of "reinvigorating California's entrepreneurial, self-reliant traditions" and the Laffer Center, which is "focused on educating people on free-markets and supply-side economics." [7]

From 1996 through 2009, the organization published an annual Index of Leading Environmental Indicators , which tracked environmental trends worldwide. PRI started the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, a New York-based think tank focusing on health policy. [8]

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