In the recently released 2009 Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings, the Brookings Institution was again rated as the number one think tank in both the United States and the world. Brookings also received the highest ranking in the categories of “Most Innovative Policy/Idea Proposal,” “Outstanding Policy Oriented–Public Policy Research Program,” “International Development,” and “Domestic Economic Policy” and finished near the top in almost every category. The think tank index is compiled by James G. McGann, director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Brookings Press is proud to disseminate the research of the top think tank through books and journals. The Press also distributes the books of a number of other top-rated think tanks including Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Center for Global Development, Centre for European Policy Studies, Chatham House, and Council on Foreign Relations.