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Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) 2005f
2 Lord North Street London SW1P 3LB, United Kingdom
tel:44-20 7799 8900 fax:44-20 7799 2137

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1955.

General Description: IEA's mission is to improve public understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society, with particular reference to the role of markets in resolving economic and social problems. IEA achieves its mission through (1) publishing programs; (2) organizing conferences, seminars, and lectures; (3) outreach activities to universities, colleges, and school students; (4) brokering media introductions and appearances; and (5) other related activities. IEA's main activity is a program of researching and publishing books (up to 20 a year) and a quarterly journal on various public policy issues. IEA often commissions outside authors for this work, although some projects are undertaken by its staff.

Annual Budget:

Staff: 12 (3 research, 9 administrative/support), 3 visiting, 1 intern

Executive Officers:
Mr. BLUNDELL, John (Director General)

Public Relations:
Ms. DAVIS, Melissa (Director of Media)

(As of November, 2004)

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