Who we are

R Street Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization. Our mission is to engage in policy research and outreach to promote free markets and limited, effective government.

In addition to our D.C. headquarters, we have offices in Georgia, Texas, Ohio, California and Massachusetts.

We work extensively on both state and national policy, and focus on issues that other groups tend to neglect. Our specialty is tackling issues that are complex, but don’t necessarily grab major headlines. These are the areas where we think we can have a real impact.

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Issues

Civil Society, Education and Work
To Learn How to Govern, Go Home Again Andy Smarick
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Commercial Freedom
R Street’s Voting Guide for #SXSW2019 Sasha Moss
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Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties
Event Video: Locked Out Of Work Nila Bala
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Finance and Trade
R Street’s Voting Guide for #SXSW2019 Sasha Moss
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Governance
The story behind August recess Media Coverage
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National Security & Cybersecurity
Fearing Risk; Fearing Reality Paul Rosenzweig
The Case for a Space Force: Thinking Big Media Coverage
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Technology & Innovation
To win the AI race, we need more humans Caleb Watney
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