IME is the first and oldest independent economic policy think tank in Bulgaria.
Its mission is to advocate free market 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 as private benefit non-profit legal entity on March 15th, 1993.
On August 3rd 2010 IME was re-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.