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Pelican Institute for Public Policy

400 Poydras, Suite 900

New Orleans, LA 70130



The Pelican Institute is a nonpartisan research and educational organization — a think tank — and the leading voice for free markets in Louisiana. The Institute’s mission is to conduct scholarly research and analysis that advances sound policies based on free enterprise, individual liberty, and constitutionally limited government.


The Pelican Institute fulfills its mission by:

  • Providing Louisianians with the information they need to hold government accountable and preserve their liberties;
  • Promoting liberty-oriented policy solutions to Louisiana lawmakers and their staffs;
  • Facilitating public dialogue that includes the free-market perspective with seminars, lectures, and debates;
  • Engaging with media and presenting free-market principles through commentaries, reports, and interviews.

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