The Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS) began its activities in January 2006 as a non-governmental and apolitical civic association founded by concerned individuals and financed by private donations and revenues from its own activities. As an independent think tank, INESS monitors the functioning and financing of the public sector, evaluates the effects of legislative changes on the economy and society and comments on current economic and social issues. Our goal is to broaden public awareness of the principles of market mechanisms’ functions and the effects of state interventions and their impact on society and everyday life.
Our priority areas include:
taxation and contributions to the state budget,
social system (including pensions),
the public healthcare system,
EU membership issues,
All of the Institute’s activities focus on solutions to urgent economic and social problems, bearing in mind that society’s main pillars are private property, peaceful coexistence and the guarantee of personal freedom.
In the past year 2016, we’ve accomplished these and many others:
We have published 10 policy papers (5x INESS Policy Note and 5x INESS on topic)
We have organized 9 events
We have had more than 800 media appearances, making us the most-cited economic think-tank several consecutive years
Our members took part in 88 local and 11 international events
In 2016 only, Bad Money by Juraj Karpiš sold more than 3300 copies, making it over the 5000 copies overall
You can support INESS and the Project the price of the state:
- Bank transfer to account of INESS IBAN: SK2811000000002664752087 (Tatrabanka, a. s., Hodžovo námestie 3, 811 06 Bratislava). Please add your name (voluntarily) and the word Donation to subject of payment. .
- PayPal transfer
- Bitcoin transfer: 1HRXSeiUNgTwTaftqkw6jNvJAkfyd6kznx
Thanks for your support,
Richard Ďurana, director of INESS