About Us

We believe sound fiscal and economic research is essential to uphold Arizona’s economic vitality, future, and individual opportunity. 

Common Sense Institute Arizona (CSI) is a non-partisan research organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of Arizona’s economy. CSI Arizona is at the forefront of important discussions concerning the future of free enterprise in Arizona and aims to have an impact on the issues that matter most to Arizonans.

CSI Arizona’s mission is to examine the fiscal impacts of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws so that Arizonans are educated and informed on issues impacting their lives. CSI Arizona employs rigorous research techniques and dynamic modeling to evaluate the potential impact of these measures on the Arizona economy and individual opportunity.

CSI Arizona is a sister organization of CSI Colorado. CSI was founded in 2010 originally as Common Sense Policy Roundtable in Denver, Colorado. CSI’s founders, a concerned group of business and community leaders observed divisive partisanship was overwhelming policymaking and believed that sound economic analysis could help Coloradans make fact-based and common sense decisions.

CSI Colorado has spent the last decade at the intersection of state and national politics, and successfully provided facts to Coloradans to help make common sense decisions about policies that affect their everyday lives. Because of these successes, CSI Colorado is pleased to announce its expansion to Arizona in 2022. To learn more about CSI Colorado’s impact, visit: www.commonsenseinstituteco.org.

To help the future of CSI Arizona, please consider becoming a member or a donor! Visit: www.commonsenseinstituteaz.org/donate-now

Guiding Principles:

    Common sense policies should govern market structures with minimal interference while promoting ideas to flourish through competition and protecting individual rights.
    Promote or create a foundation of thoughtful policies for Arizona’s economic vitality with a diversity of businesses to enhance the overall quality of life for all Arizonans.
    Enable opportunity for individuals and families to prosper, grow, and make Arizona home. We all should be afforded the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
    Provide research that is based on fact and connects us through a diverse and dynamic economy. Policy changes can often have broad and long-term ripple effects. We utilize dynamic economic models, and other tools, to simulate economic impact scenarios across Arizona’s economy.
    We believe it is critical to work across the aisles on positive solutions to address Arizona’s biggest challenges.