Pioneered Research

Author: IME / 28.06.2008
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Responding to the need to maintain market orientation of the reforms and develop argument to support this orientation, IME was the first Bulgaria institution to research and publish on:

• Bulgarian Business Associations and Their Services (1993-1995)
• Transparency of Capital Markets (1993-1995, 1998)
• Barriers to Growth in the Balkans (1995-1997, in cooperation with the Balkan Network)
• Private Sector Transaction Costs (1996, 1999-2001)
• Informal Employment (1996-1997)
• Informal Credit Markets in Poor Regions (1995,1998-1999)
• Public Procurement Impacts on State Enterprise (1997)
• Creation of Competitive Clusters (1996-1998, 2000-2001)
• Regulation Impact Analysis of bills in pipeline (1999-2004, ongoing)
• Border Crossing Procedures and Transport Costs (1996-1997)
• Bi-monthly Monitoring of the Business Environment (1999-2003)
• Refugee Impacts on Host Country (1999-2000)
• Mortgage Financing and Mortgage Bonds Act (1998-2000)
• Weekly Reviews of Economic Policy (2000-2004, ongoing, 80% reprinting rate in the national press)
• Policies to Reduce Administrative Regulations of Economic Activities with FIAS (1999-2000) and Bannock Consulting (2000-2001)
• Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy (sector surveys including finance 2000-2001)
• Informal Economy of Bulgaria (2000-2001, in cooperation with AECD and Harvard University, and 2003-2004 in cooperation with WIIW, LSE and ELIAMEP)
• Policy Analysis and Organizing Platform for Discussion of P riority Issues in Improving SEE Mortgage Finance – http://www.ceemortgagefinance.org/(2003 - ongoing)
• Internet Provision of Economic Knowledge in Bulgarian via Economics Access Station on Internet - http://www.easibulgaria.org/(2001, ongoing);
• Credit Information Bureau Feasibility Study (2002-2004);
• Informal and Bank Credit in Sofia Residential Construction (2004);
• Regional Labour Migration (2004-2005);
• Establishing an Internet Navigation and Tool for Regulation Impact Analysis – http://www.ria-studies.net/(2005).
• Factors and Impacts in the Information Society: A Prospective Analysis in Bulgaria (2003 -2005 ).
• Informal Construction Credit In Sofia” and “Real Estate Market Potential in Golden Sands and Sunny Beach” (2004-2005) – restricted distribution