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 today
is independent of policy interests ensuring impartial recommendations on economic policy problems
is a well-known think tank focusing on economic research and advice on the key issues of economic policy, which ensures
unbiased expertise on key economic issues and main components of the economic policy
highly professional consultations on development of national economic policy and strategies
quality of economic and statistical data used in its work and application of the most sophisticated instruments for short- and medium-term economic forecasting and modelling
interdisciplinary studies in the fields related to the economic policy
international expertise and international economic debate
has a stable and formed team of qualified researchers
is an important part of the civil society in Ukraine providing relevant, open, transparent, regular and hot-topic information and research.
MISSION, TARGETS, PRINCIPLES
The 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 the mission at the current stage are:
Providing top quality expertise in the field of economy and economic policy-making, and developing strategic and instrumental components of the economic policy
Forming public opinion through the organization of public debate and spreading knowledge
Contributing to the development of economic and social sciences as well as promoting the development of Ukrainian research community.
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.