Improving Lives Through Freedom and Opportunity

Connecticut needs a smart, limited government; fairness for taxpayers; and an open road to opportunity.

What We Do

Yankee Institute develops and advances free-market, limited-government solutions in Connecticut. As one of America’s oldest state-based think tanks, Yankee is a leading advocate for smart, limited government; fairness for taxpayers; and an open road to opportunity.

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Together, we can make Connecticut a great place to work, retire and see our children prosper. Together, we can:

  • Revive Connecticut’s economy and job market;
  • Make our state affordable for young people, families and retirees;
  • Restore balance between citizens and government workers; and
  • Create a fertile environment for all businesses to grow, rather than helping just the “connected” few.
The Yankee Institute for Public Policy Studies is a 501(c)(3) research and citizen education organization that does not accept government funding. All donations are tax-deductible.


Stephen Moore

Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation

“If any state needs a vibrant free-market oriented think tank, it is Connecticut. That’s why the Yankee Institute is such an indispensable force in the state as it continues its tenacious quest to advance pro-freedom policies. Anyone who wants to invest in the future of Connecticut and make the state freer and more prosperous should invest in the Yankee Institute.”

Sen. Scott Frantz


“The Yankee Institute is a critical ally for state leaders who are committed to pro-growth, limited government policies. Whether testifying on legislation at the capitol or releasing widely-respected and influential research, Yankee’s work makes an impact. The more Yankee Institute expands and flourishes, the more likely it is that Connecticut’s government will adopt policies that make our state freer, fairer, and more prosperous for everyone.”

Dan Lovallo

Broadcaster & Author

“The Yankee Institute for Public Policy is Connecticut’s conscience when it comes to fiscal matters. Yankee has offered pragmatic solutions for the state’s complex issues. Connecticut’s leaders would do well to heed the Yankee Institute’s advice.”

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Yankee Institute for Public Policy

216 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06106