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Institute for Market Economics (IME) 2005f
3rd floor, 82 A Dondukov Boulevard Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
tel:359-2 944 71 19 fax:359-2 943 36 48
e-mail:ime@omega.bg
URL:http://www.ime-bg.org


Organizational Status: Independent NGO, founded in 1993.

General Description: IME's mission is to elaborate and advocate market approaches to challenge citizens and businesses pursuing their undertakings. IME objectives are to provide: independent assessment and analysis of the government's economic policies; a focal point for an exchange of views on market economics and relevant policy issues; and an internationally supported Bulgarian think thank with its expertise. IME is an initiator and co-founder of the Balkan Network of public policy institutes to study fragmented capital and finance markets, quasi-fiscal subsidies and informal labor market, and impacts of different crisis situations and embargoes, and to disseminate ideas for regional cooperation and exchange. IME is also a co-founder of the 3-E-Net (Emerging European Economies Network), a joint venture of seventeen policy institutes from eleven countries in the region to advocate market reforms. In addition, IME is a member of the Economic Freedom Network, and co-publisher of Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report.

Annual Budget:

Staff: 12 (9 research, 3 administrative/support), 10 visiting

Executive Officers:
Dr. STANCHEV, Krassen (Executive Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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