We educate policy actors about climate science and directly confront climate skeptics.

Criminal Justice

The Niskanen Center believes public safety, social order, and the fair and efficient administration of justice are mutually reinforcing ends necessary to maintain a free and open society.

Democracy and Election Security

The Niskanen Center advocates for U.S. democracy and election security policy proposals that strengthen our democratic institutions. 

Fiscal and Monetary Policy

The Niskanen Center believes that maintaining a dynamic, technologically-advanced, and globally integrated economy requires two mutually reinforcing macroeconomic policy objectives.


The Niskanen Center’s immigration agenda begins with the premise that immigration yields economic and social benefits for the United States.


The Niskanen Center’s legal team utilizes litigation and administrative proceedings to hold government leaders, agencies, and large corporations across the country accountable. 

Social Policy

The Niskanen Center Social Policy Team is rooted in a simple but often overlooked premise: that an innovative private sector and a capable public sector are mutually dependent. 


The Niskanen Center focuses on the rampant regulations and government interventions which benefit the entrenched and powerful while reducing economic and individual freedom.