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Institute for Market Economics

Institute for Market Economics
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IME is the first and oldest independent economic policy think tank in Bulgaria.
Its mission is to elaborate and advocate market-based solutions to challenges citizens of Bulgaria and the region face in reforms. This mission has been pursued sine early 1993 when the Institute was formally registered a non-profit legal entity (Registration # is: Reg. #831344929 – March 15th, 1993, 729/XI/VI, p. 169.)

On August 3rd 2010 IME was registered as a public benefit non-profit legal entity under № 20100803019.
IME objectives are to provide: independent assessment and analysis of the government’s economic policies and to be a focal point for an exchange of views on market economics and relevant policy issues.

Институт за пазарна икономика

Институт за пазарна икономика

Bulgaria’s citizens and economy, which currently pay higher price for natural gas relative to their income, are likely to benefit from shale natural gas production in the country. This report articulates what are the costs and benefits of such perspective, and most importantly, describes the knock-on effects that shale natural gas production will cause on Bulgaria's economy and welfare. The purpose of this report is to outline opportunities that could be potentially missed by Bulgaria. We examine the direct, indirect and induced impacts of shale gas exploration and production on the economy, the employment tax revenues of the state and local budgets, and the probable side effects of greater energy diversity and security.
Posted: May 29, 2014, 10:00 pm
The purpose of this study is to identify the perspective crops in the vegetable- and fruit-growing sectors from the viewpoint of domestic demand and export potential. The crops with growth potential are identified as such based on observed increase of demand on the domestic and EU markets and also on a competitiveness coefficient greater than zero, derived through the Revealed Competitive Advantage formula.
Posted: May 29, 2014, 10:00 pm
In response to repeated disputes between players in Bulgaria power sector, and to worrying signals of repeated regulatory failure and delayed liberalization, the Institute for Market Economics had undertaken analytical efforts to review the practices of the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (SEWRC), the national regulator. This report summarizes these efforts.
Posted: May 29, 2014, 10:00 pm
The self-defense reflexes of many European bureaucrats pushed them off the brink of a new type of populism – “European”. Unfortunately the present institutional structure of the Union doesn’t allow its citizens to combat this transnational populism, which in most cases is inspired by the European Commission. It also means something else – such populism rarely encounters institutional resistance as it generally reflects the interest of the professional European political class – namely, more and more secure power. The latter are certainly not liberal principles.
Posted: May 12, 2014, 10:00 pm
The IME presented the English version of the study “Regional Profiles: Indicators of Development 2013” on March 11th, 2014. The event was attended by representatives of leading foreign embassies and chambers of commerce and industry.
Posted: May 12, 2014, 10:00 pm

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