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Economic policy often arises from think tanks, also called policy institutes. According to The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science, think tanks are "research bodies engaged in the analysis of economic and social problems and the drafting of policy to deal with them." There are thousands of think tanks throughout the world sponsored by foundations, governments, universities and corporations. Many think tanks have a political bias. The lists on this page represent multiple perspectives on economic issues.
Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve System
Consists of 12 independent regional Reserve banks. This decentralized structure ensures that the economic conditions of all areas of the country are taken into account in the making of monetary policy.
History of Federal Reserve Policy
This digital archive contains the largest collection of historical Federal Reserve materials, including documents about the Fed's founding and policy making activities.