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The Paul Douglas Institute is a nonpartisan student-run public policy think tank.

Founded and based at the University of Chicago, we empower students to independently influence public policy. Through substantive and data-driven research, students learn how to critically assess societal issues, develop meaningful solutions, and implement their results in the real world. In doing so, our members engage in their chosen areas of interest in an applied setting, whether it be energy, healthcare, or international trade. We hope to build a community of students who are prepared to apply what they learn in the classroom before they leave the University, rather than after.

We are a completely volunteer organization—our researchers devote their time and energy for free, outside of their academic studies, part-time work, and other activities. To enable and continue our work, we count on contributions from individuals and organizations alike. Your donation would support:


- Hosting Public Events

- Acquiring Database & Resource Access

- Project Development Travel

- Field Research Travel

- Marketing, Printing, and our Website

- Internal Community Building  

Please donate if you are able by clicking the button below, which will navigate to our PayPal payment portal. No matter how large or small your contribution, we would deeply appreciate your support.

© 2020 by The Paul Douglas Institute.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization​.

Chicago, IL