CNE Among the Top Think Tanks in the World

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2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index

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For the fourth year in a row, Puerto Rico’s Center for a New Economy (CNE) has been included in the most recent edition of the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report published by the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute. CNE was chosen among the best think tanks in the world in three categories, including:

  • Best Independent Think Tanks
  • Think Tanks to Watch

Miguel A. Soto-Class“For almost twenty years, CNE has been a solid, prestigious and internationally renowned organization that has sought to elevate the level of public policy research and analysis. At a moment when Puerto Rico needs to rethink its economic, fiscal and institutional infrastructure, CNE continues to emphasize rigor, independence and audacity in the evaluation of public policy options for the island.”

Miguel A. Soto-Class
President and Founder CNE

The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report was compiled from a list of 6,846 think tanks evaluated by 4,750 journalists, decision makers, donor and specialists from around the world. CNE has been included in the editions of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 of the prestigious Index. Among the parameters used for the selection were:

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Last year CNE created the Economic Analysis Unit to reinforce its research and analysis capabilities; created and leads the CNE Growth Commission for Puerto Rico, which seeks to identify ways to promote long term growth in the island; and through its offices in Washington DC and San Juan, was actively involved among decision making circles in the United States in advocating for solutions to Puerto Rico’s crisis.


CNE is an independent non-partisan think tank that produces public policy research and analysis. Founded in 1998, it is currently one of the most credible and influential voices in Puerto Rico and the United States with respect to the economy of Puerto Rico. Its publications and analysis are used by government leaders, journalists and analysts that seek balanced and non-partisan expertise on policy options for Puerto Rico. Among these are: the White House, the US Congress, the US Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and many international news media outlets.

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