Pacific Research Institute

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Pacific Research Institute
Pacific Research Institute (logo).JPG
Founder(s) Antony Fisher
Established 1979
Chairman Clark S. Judge
President & CEO Sally Pipes[1]
Budget Revenue: $6,681,127
Expenses: $3,276,929
(FYE December 2013)[2]
Location San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′42″N 122°23′50″W / 37.7950°N 122.3973°W / 37.7950; -122.3973Coordinates: 37°47′42″N 122°23′50″W / 37.7950°N 122.3973°W / 37.7950; -122.3973

101 Montgomery Street, Suite 1300

San Francisco, CA 94104

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[edit]

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]

See also[edit]

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


  1. ^ Barbaro, Michael; Strom, Stephanie (September 8, 2006). "Wal-Mart Finds an Ally in Conservatives". New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Charity Rating". Charity Navigator.  Also see "Quickview data". GuideStar. 
  3. ^ Hanner, Ken (January 9, 2011). "Conservative Spotlight: Pacific Research Institute". Human Events. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Butler, Eamonn (June 28, 2015). "Antony Fisher, herald of freedom". Adam Smith Institute. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Barringer, Felicity (February 28, 2013). "In California, What Price Water?". New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Connolly, Ceci (September 29, 2009). "In Rationing Health Care, More Not Always Better, Experts Say". Washington Post. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Izumi, Lance (July 13, 2015). "California should follow Nevada in offering education savings accounts". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  8. ^ 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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