About

The Yankee Institute for Public Policy Studies is a research and citizen education organization founded in 1984 under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. As one of America’s oldest state-based think tanks, Yankee develops and advocates for free market, limited government public policy solutions in Connecticut.

We are dedicated to improving lives through freedom and opportunity. Wielding the power of award-winning research and top-notch public relations skills, the Yankee Institute is the most recognized free market think tank in Connecticut.

Put simply, Yankee is an entrepreneur in the marketplace of ideas, selling a range of products that promote individual liberty and economic prosperity. Our products include:

  • Award-winning research on issues such as taxation, government spending, education, energy, transportation, health care, and government transparency and accountability
  • Investigative journalism to uncover government waste, fraud, and abuse in state and local government
  • Public opinion polling on public policy issues
  • Events such as the Yankee Institute Speakers Luncheon series, the Milton Friedman birthday party, and other well-attended events
  • Working through our sister organization Yankee Action, we promote and advocate free market, limited government principles with multimedia campaigns

The nine members of the Yankee Institute Board of Directors provide strategic guidance and financial oversight for the organization and are supported by the YI Advisory Committee. Yankee’s work is funded through the generosity of private individuals and foundations. We do not accept government funds and file annual disclosure reports with the Internal Revenue Service.

Contact

Telephone: 860-282-0722

Mailing Address:

Yankee Institute for Public Policy
216 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Employment

Submit your resume and cover letter seeking employment, internships, or fellowships to Carol Liebau.

Disclosure

IRS Form 990 – 2007 (PDF)

IRS Form 990 – 2008 (PDF)

IRS Form 990 – 2009 (PDF)

IRS Nonprofit Letter (PDF)

Board of Directors

Robert R. Simmons, Chairman
Gerald Gunderson, Treasurer
Daniel Gressel
Ken Boudreau
George W. Schiele
Judi Freedman
Andy Jones
Kevin North
Penny Young

Staff

Carol Platt Liebau, President
Suzanne Bates, Policy Director
Jessica Buchanan, Operations Director
Zach Janowski, External Affairs and Investigative Reporting