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.