Koch think tanks
This article is work in progress.
Koch Industries is the second largest privately-held company in the United States. Its owners, brothers Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, have set up, developed and supported a number of influential right-wing think tanks since 1977.
- 1970s - Center for Market Processes (predecessor to the Mercatus Center) founded by Rich Fink
- 1977 - Cato Institute founded
- 1978 - Reason Foundation founded
- 1984 - Citizens for a Sound Economy (now FreedomWorks) and Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation (now Americans For Prosperity) founded by Rich Fink
- 1989 - CSEF rescues and restructures Tax Foundation
- 1991 - Institute for Justice founded with seed money from Charles G. Koch
- 1999 - Mercatus Center first emerges as a brand from what was Center for Market Processes
- 2003 - Independent Women's Forum affiliates with Citizens for a Sound Economy
- 2003 - CSE and CSEF split; CSEF becomes Americans For Prosperity
- 2004 - CSE and Empower America merge to become FreedomWorks
- Reason Foundation (co-founder?)
- George Mason University ? - hosts lots of Koch things, and heavily funded by Koch
- Earthwatch Institute ?
- Instutite for Humane Studies (? - Koch board member; Mercatus is "sister institute; affiliated with George Mason)
- Aspen Institute ? - Koch board member
- Progress and Freedom Foundation ?
- Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment and the Federalist Society are both said to be substantially Koch-funded
Koch Industries and Think Thank crossovers
A number of individuals work or have worked for both Koch Industries and associated think tanks. These include: