The Niskanen Center works to advance an open society both through active engagement in the war of ideas and direct engagement in the policymaking process. We develop policy proposals, mobilize other groups to support those proposals, promote those ideas to legislative and executive decision-makers, build short- and longer-term coalitions to facilitate joint action, establish strong working relationships with allied legislative- and executive-branch actors, and marshal the most convincing arguments and information in support of our agenda.

For more about the Niskanen Center’s theory of policy change and how we go about our business, read our conspectus and view our 2017-2018 annual report.