The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to the
principles of free enterprise and limited government. We believe that consumers are best helped
not by government regulation but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free
Since its founding in 1984, CEI has grown into a $3,000,000 institution with a team of
nearly 40 policy experts and other staff.
We are nationally recognized as a leading voice
on a broad range of regulatory issues ranging from environmental laws to antitrust policy
to regulatory risk.
CEI is not a traditional "think tank." We frequently produce groundbreaking research on regulatory issues, but our work does not stop
there. It is not enough to simply identify and articulate solutions to public policy problems; it is also necessary to defend and promote
those solutions. For that reason, we are actively engaged in many phases of the public policy debate.
reach out to the public and the media to ensure that our ideas are heard,
work with policymakers to ensure that they are implemented and, when necessary,
take our arguments to court to ensure the law is upheld. This "full service
approach" to public policy helps make us an effective and powerful force
for economic freedom.