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Puerto Rico’s Center for a New Economy ranked among world’s top think tanks

By on June 4, 2019

Miguel A. Soto-Class, CNE’s president and founder (Screen capture of

Included for 6th time in Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

SAN JUAN – For the sixth year in a row, Puerto Rico’s Center for a New Economy (CNE) has been included in the most recent edition of the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report published by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania’s renowned Lauder Institute. CNE was recognized in the Think Tanks to Watch in 2019 and Best Independent Think Tanks categories.

Founded in 1998, CNE conducts research and analysis on public policy from its offices in Washington, D.C., and San Juan. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that does not take government funding.

“Generally, research and public policy work are considered the most important functions of a think tank, but in my view CNE’s most important contribution to Puerto Rico was never that but rather the idea that an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization with the capacity to influence the island’s public and economic affairs could exist,” CNE President and founder Miguel A. Soto-Class said in a release.

The 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report was compiled from a list of 8,162 think tanks and took into account the opinion of more than 3,750 journalists, public opinion makers, donors and specialists around the world. The parameters used include leadership, reputation, impact, quality of the staff and its publications, management effectiveness, and financial stability. CNE has appeared in the 2013-2018 editions of the report.

“We seek to inform current policy debates and find solutions to today’s most pressing and complex economic development problems by rigorously analyzing hard data and producing robust empirical research,” CNE said in the release.

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