The 2012 Global Go To Think Tanks Report and Policy Advice is the most updated source we have (apart from books and academic papers which are published less regularly) to know the evolution of think tanks. It is based in a survey conducted among journalists, experts and institute officials. «The Program’s Rankings remain the first and most comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks, and are based on an annual global peer and expert survey of over 1950 scholars, policymakers, journalists, and regional and subject area experts».
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Supporters of think tanks say they have a enormous influence in the public policy marketplace. But the fact is that their stardom is not as important as they should. Many people know nothing about the world of think tanks. Even they are not able to explain the meaning of the cryptic word.
It is the title of a Donald Abelson’s book where he asked himself about the utility and relevance of the think tank phenomenon. In the middle of one of the deepest economic crisis the market economy has ever had, I think it is a good point to start. I should say that my focus is very skeptical. It was when think tanks were the main fashionable hobby of richmen and successful entrepreneurs, enjoying in the zenith of irrational exuperance, and it is now, when most of think tanks have demonstrated that they are useless, at least in public policy terms.