Who We Are
The Institute for Policy Integrity is a non-partisan think tank dedicated to improving the quality of governmental decisionmaking. We produce original scholarly research in the fields of economics, law, and regulatory policy. We also advocate for reform before courts, legislatures, and executive agencies. Our primary area of focus is climate and energy policy.
Established in 2008, Policy Integrity is a non-profit housed at the New York University School of Law. Inspired by the principles outlined in Retaking Rationality by Richard L. Revesz and Michael A. Livermore, our work began with the aim of expanding cost-benefit analysis to protect the environment and public health. Now, through academic research and advocacy, the Institute works to identify and support a wide range of economically sound policies in these critical areas. Through our work, we have made significant contributions to policy victories at all levels of government, and we have partnered with dozens of advocacy groups to use economic arguments in service of protecting the public interest and improving government decisionmaking.
We engage in federal and state policy advocacy, frequently submitting amicus briefs, public comments, and expert testimony in court cases and legal proceedings. Members of our staff also author reports and academic articles. Within the NYU School of Law, we lead the Regulatory Policy Clinic, which offers students practical experience in administrative law and policy analysis. We also regularly collaborate with advocacy organizations, offering legal and economic expertise to advance shared policy goals. Our partners include the Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists, and many others.
Our Team and Board
Our team is dedicated to improving the quality of governmental decisionmaking. Staff and fellows provide in-depth legal and economic analysis on climate, energy, and other regulatory issues. We rely on the guidance and support of our advisory board, which includes prominent leaders in government, business, and policy.
Grants from philanthropic foundations provide the vast majority of our funding. Some of the nation’s most prominent foundations, such as the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, have supported our work. We have not accepted any funding from corporations or corporate foundations.
All of our work is fully aligned with NYU’s academic integrity policies, and we are the sole authors of our research publications and advocacy materials except where co-authors are expressly acknowledged. We generate all of our policy positions internally.