About Us

The Oakland Institute is an independent policy think tank, bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time.

Who We Are

The Oakland Institute is an independent policy think tank, bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time.

Our Mission

Change begins with informed and active citizens

As a leading policy think tank, the Oakland Institute is bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time.

Our Impact

We have a reputation for meticulous research and analysis. Our work is referenced by policymakers, academics, and the media. Many of our campaigns have resulted in international policy changes.