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 housed at the New York University School of Law. Our work began as an effort to expand on the principles outlined by Richard L. Revesz and Michael A. Livermore in Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health. Our research across a range of legal and economic topics has been widely cited, and we have contributed to major policy victories at federal, state, and local levels.
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.
Our Team and Board
Led by Director Richard L. Revesz, 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.
Some of the nation’s most prominent philanthropic foundations, such as the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, have supported our work. 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.