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Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences (IE LAS) 2005f
Akademijas laukums 1 Riga LV-1050, Latvia
tel:371-722 2830 fax:371-782 0608

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1946.

General Description: IE LAS's mission is to carry out economic research and disseminate the results of its work. IE LAS aims at creating the necessary awareness of the development and conditions of the national economy in order to improve the quality of applied economic policies and policy measures. IE LAS supports expertise concerning the interpretation of ongoing internal and external economic processes to shape a public opinion favorable to economic development.

Annual Budget: USD 200 thousand (2002)

Staff: 26 (21 research, 5 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Dr. KARNITE, Raita (Director)
Dr. ABELE, Druvis (Head of the Board)

Public Relations:
Dr. KARNITE, Raita (External Relations Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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