The institute's first president was Jeffrey Bell, who was succeeded in 1980 by William H. Hammett, who served until 1995. Calomiris has written critically of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations passed in response to the 2007–2008 financial crisis, arguing that the law doubles down on "too big to fail" and does not prevent the government from subsidizing mortgage risk, which fueled the crisis.. Paul Howard, the institute's director of health policy, has focused considerable attention on other medical issues including FDA reform and biopharmaceutical innovation.  Published amid concern about "peak oil", the book points out that expanding energy supplies mean higher productivity, more jobs, and a growing GDP. The institute asserts that this puts even well-meaning citizens in danger of prosecution for seemingly innocuous conduct. In a 2016 report, he argued that there has "never been a more opportune time for America to capture the geopolitical 'soft power' benefits from greater oil production and exports". The CTCT began publishing reports and white papers on intelligence fusion centers, local counterterrorism strategies, and intelligence-led policing. In response to calls to ban fracking in parts of New York, the institute released a report in 2011 projecting that allowing fracking could "inject over $11 billion into the state economy". , Bartlett Cleland, Director of the Center for Technology Freedom at the Institute for Policy Innovation, represents IPI as a co-chair of ALEC's Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force as of 2011. , The institute is generally critical of the federal minimum wage. The institute is a proponent of the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) method of extracting natural gas and oil from underground deposits. Later on, Walter Olson's work at the institute culminated in the highly influential book, The Litigation Explosion, in 1992. Institute senior fellow Oren Cass argues that the popular conception of climate change as posing an existential threat to modern civilization is not supported by climate science or economics. Many of Howard's criticisms were echoed by newspaper editorial boards throughout the state and the measure, which had been favored by wide margins just a few months prior, ultimately failed by a 46–54 vote in the November 2016 election.
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Howard is a member of the institute's Project FDA, which advocates for regulatory reform to allow private industry to advance innovation in medical devices and pharmaceuticals.. , The institute was one of the key institutions that pressed for reform of the welfare system in the mid-1990s.
 Most recently, Mac Donald has been notable for her argument that crime rates (or, in some instances, murder rates) have spiked in many urban areas as a result of the "Ferguson Effect": the tendency, in the aftermath of 2014's riots in Ferguson, Missouri, for police officers to engage in less proactive policing for fear of generating backlash from local populations or the media. The Spring 1992 Issue of City Journal was devoted to "The Quality of Urban Life", and featured articles on crime, education, housing, and the serious deterioration of the city's public spaces. This report concluded that larger increases in inequality correspond with sharper rises in living standards for the middle class and poor alike, while greater inequality in developed nations tends to accompany stronger economic growth. Led by executive director R.P. The institute founded its quarterly magazine on urban policy and culture called City Journal in 1990. McCloy). The institute's health policy team promotes policy reforms asserted to empower patients and consumers by encouraging competition, transparency, accountability, and innovation.  The Nixon Administration placed Barnet and Raskin on their now infamous Enemies List.
'Pick what you need,' she said, 'and customize it for what works best for you.'" , Josh McGee, vice president at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, joined the Manhattan Institute as a senior fellow in 2015. States should therefore be allowed to reroute Medicaid funding to other programs that would more effectively meet the needs of the poor at no extra cost. Articles with unsourced statements from December 2011, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 September 2020, at 21:19. CounterSpy was in turn the subject of scrutiny by various sources, claiming that the magazine's "driving force" was Philip Agee (an ex-CIA and alleged Cuban/KGB agent) and whose publications of the names and addresses of several CIA employees contributed to the murder of the then CIA Station Chief in Greece, Richard S. Welch,, In his book The KGB and Soviet Disinformation: An Insider's View Ladislav Bittman, a former Státní bezpečnost agent who worked in misinformation operations, claimed that the IPS was part of the Soviet intelligence network.
Furthermore, he reported that children—in particular, those in single-mother families—were significantly less likely to be poor today than they were before welfare reform.. The conservative Capital Research Center ranked IPI as amongst the most conservative groups in the US, scoring it as an "eight" on a scale of one to eight.  The book paved the way for federal welfare reform in 1996. A study by William Eimicke, Maggie Gallagher, Stephen Goldsmith for the institute, Moving Men into the Mainstream: Best Practices in Prisoner Reentry, found that the most successful prisoner-reentry programs were those that employed the work-first model. , Coordinates: 40°45′15″N 73°58′39″W / 40.754275°N 73.97747°W / 40.754275; -73.97747, Addressing the modern age of terrorism and social unrest (2001–2009), Promoting free-market thinking in modern politics (2009–present), Community policing: the "broken windows" method, sfn error: no target: CITEREFFaludi1991 (, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, "Reihan Salam Poised to Bring Manhattan Institute to New Highs", "Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Inc", "Adult New York Times Best Seller List for April 12, 1981", "Walter Cronkite Video Helps Stir Up Debate Over Tort Reform", "New U.N. Tower Could Sit Atop Another Target", "Steven Malanga Speaks at the CATS Roundtable Radio Show", "How Dodd-Frank Doubles Down on 'Too Big to Fail, "IQ2 debate: Is "Big Pharma" to blame for rising health care costs? Non-profit organizations based in Washington, D.C.  It is named after Alexander Hamilton because, like the institute, he was a fervent proponent of commerce and civic life. The Transnational Institute, an international progressive think tank based in Amsterdam, was originally established as the IPS's international program, although it became independent in 1973. Binnenlandse Veiligheidsdienst, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) (confidential Dutch intelligence report, 1982), p. 7, 8. Fellow Bob Moses organized trainings for field organizers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on the links between civil rights theory and practice, while Ivanhoe Donaldson initiated an assembly of African-American government officials. The issue caught Giuliani's eye as he prepared to run for mayor again in 1993. , The institute produced a number of highly acclaimed books during the early 1980s that introduced the concepts of supply-side economics and privatization of services to a wider audience. 2015's The Next Urban Renaissance featured proposals to expand affordable housing; improve urban transportation; implement entrepreneurship zones; rethink the economic anxiety around "brain drain"; and improve pre-k education. She argues that the department of education should simplify federal financial aid, adopt a single, income-driven repayment plan for federal student loans, and bring market discipline into student lending in innovative ways. IPS also organized Congressional seminars and published numerous books that challenged the national security state, including Gar Alperovitz’s Atomic Diplomacy and Barnet's Intervention and Revolution.