Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)


  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff251-500
  • HeadquartersRussian Federation
  • Founded1956
The Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) was established in 1956 as successor to the Institute of World Economy and Politics which existed from 1925 to 1948. IMEMO has been founded by the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Institute is a non-profit organization which acts within the Charter of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Since its inception, IMEMO has become one of the world’s leading research institutes, a highly reputed center for fundamental and applied socio-economic, political and strategic research. The mission of the Institute is the elaboration of a reliable analytical basis for political decision-making. The Institute cooperates with federal and regional government bodies, mass media, major public and private companies. In its research, IMEMO takes an independent and uncommitted position. For many years, research carried out by IMEMO has served as a reliable basis for political decision-making. The Institute employs over 400 researchers including 6 members of Russian Academy of Sciences; 6 corresponding members; 79 Doctors of Science and 212 Candidates of Science (PhD). Many members of Russian political elite, journalists and representatives of Media business have been on the IMEMO staff. Summary of Activities The Institute of World Economy and International Relations conducts research on the following areas: -current global problems; -forecasting and analysis of world economy dynamics and socio-political developments; -economic theory; -theory of international relations; -theory of social and political processes; -international politics; -economic and socio-political developments in the USA, Japan, European and the Third World countries; -military and strategic problems; -economic, social and political problems of the transition period in Russia   IMEMO also takes an active part in: -expert consulting on legislation, government policies, entrepreneurial strategies; -world market research; -consulting of Russian administrative and executive bodies; -organizing and holding conferences and workshops, carrying out international study projects, maintaining links with international and foreign research institutions.   Reseach Departments  Department of R&D Economics and Management Department of Global Economic Problems and Foreign Economic Policy Department of Modern Market Economy Theories  World Economy Forecasting Group Department of International Capital Markets Center for Industrial and Investment Studies Center for Energy Research Center for Research in Transitional Economies Agribusiness Center Group for Analysis of Price formation, Inflation and Taxation Section of Economic Modeling Department of International Politics Theory of Politics Section Center for International Security Center for North American Studies Center for European Studies Department of European Political Studies Center for Asia Pacific Studies Center for Development and Modernization Center for Comparative Socio-Economic and Socio-Political Studies


Staff at Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) have experience in


  • development
  • economic policy
  • research & development
  • finance
  • architecture / design


  • world bank group
  • goal global


  • bulgaria
  • mexico
  • united states
  • japan


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience

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Company Offices
  • Russian Federation (headquarters)
  • Moscow
  • 23, Profsoyuznaya Str.


Primary sectors

Research & Development
Economic Policy
Trade Policy / Tariffs
Economic Development