The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) is a well-known Ukrainian independent think tank, focusing on economic research and policy consulting.
IER was founded in October 1999 by top-ranking Ukrainian politicians and scientists and German Advisory Group on economic reforms in Ukraine, which has been a part of Germany’s TRANSFORM programme.
The Institute is headed by Doctor of economic sciences, Professor Igor Burakovsky.
The INSTITUTE today
MISSION, TARGETS, PRINCIPLES
Our mission is to provide an alternative position on key problems of social and economic development of Ukraine.
The key tasks associated with the implementation of our mission at the current stage are:
In its work the Institute is guided by the principles of free and democratic markets in an open society. The key precondition for the IER activity is its political independence that ensures impartiality in the IER recommendations on economic policy problems and helps avoiding manipulation with the research results. At the same time, the Institute actively cooperates with policy and lawmakers to implement the policy recommendations.
The IER includes four research Centres interconnected by the mutual goal - studying the problems and prospects of Ukraine’s economic development in the context of societal, social and state modernization:
Center for Economic Studies that continues traditions of economic research, forecasting and modelling, as well as consulting on economic and social policymaking.
Center for Contemporary Society Studies that accumulates all projects related to the assessment of expectations and other data directly received from enterprises and citizens, as well as to research based on application of sociological data gathering methods.
Center for International Studies, which continues the research of Ukraine’s role in the world division of labour in context of international relations, namely its relations with neighbours and the main international centres of power, as well as Ukraine’s politics of European integration.
Center for Agriculture, Food and Bioenergy, which accumulates projects and expertise in research on the development of agriculture and rural territories.