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The Pelican Institute

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The Pelican Institute for Public Policy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, nonpartisan research and education organization that conducts scholarly research and analysis of Louisiana public policy.[1]


The mission of the Institute "is to promote and defend liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise in Louisiana by educating and affecting policy makers and the Louisiana public policy debate with academically sound research and outreach."[2] The Institute aims to fulfill this through a variety of outlets, including regularly published commentaries and reports, public forums, legislative outreach and media outreach.


  • Transparency in government spending
  • Healthcare
  • K-12 education
  • Higher education
  • Tax policy
  • Energy and the environment

Volunteers and staff

The Pelican Institute relies on voluntary support from individuals and private foundations and businesses. It does not accept government funding and does not conduct contract research.[3]

Contact information

Pelican Institute for Public Policy
201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70170

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