Think tank

Social Market Foundation

SMF

London, United Kingdom

SMF undertakes and commissions original research and writing on a range of public policy issues where understanding both the vitality of markets and the need for social consent can advance debate and help to shape new ideas. It develops ideas that are pro-market but not laissez-faire, setting markets in their social context and recognizing that outside the realm of theory they are underpinned by social consent. Unlike think tanks of the orthodox right, SMF believes in promoting sustainable welfare systems; and unlike think tanks of the established left, its agenda is to make these welfare systems provide better service to consumers through more effective competition and choice.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.smf.co.uk

Address:
11 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QB, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1989
Age (years)
Social Market Foundation
 32
United Kingdom average
 35
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Daniel Finkelstein
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Mary Ann Sieghart
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2016): Emran Mian
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Social Market Foundation
 12
United Kingdom average
 52
Global average
 120
2016
Social Market Foundation
 11
% Female staff
2019
Social Market Foundation
41% 
United Kingdom average
45% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Social Market Foundation
 8%
United Kingdom average
32% 
Global average
34% 

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Social Market Foundation
 13,300
United Kingdom average
 24,104
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2017)
Social Market Foundation
 10,751
Followers (2016)
Social Market Foundation
 9,042
Followers (2019)
Social Market Foundation
 1,283
United Kingdom average
 5,498
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 11/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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