Pacific Research Institute

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The Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI) is a California-based free-market think tank founded in 1979 to promote "the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility" through policies that emphasize a free economy, private initiative, and limited government.[1] Since 1996 they have published an annual Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, which tracks environmental trends worldwide.

Areas of work[edit]

The PRI think tank lists the following as their goals:

  • Education – to provide all students with access to a quality education
  • Business and Economics – to strike down barriers to economic growth and innovation
  • Health Care – to provide better quality and access to health-care while lowering costs
  • Technology – to identify and limit harmful government regulation in the technology sector
  • Environment – to sustain the trend toward a cleaner environment

Healthcare policy[edit]

PRI started the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, a New York-based think tank focusing on health policy.[2]

See also[edit]

  • State Policy Network – a U.S. national network of free-market oriented think tanks of which PRI is a member


  1. ^ Pacific Research Institute homepage.
  2. ^ Eggen, Dan (January 7, 2010). "How interest groups behind health-care legislation are financed is often unclear". Washington Post. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 

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Coordinates: 37°47′42″N 122°23′50″W / 37.7950°N 122.3973°W / 37.7950; -122.3973