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SITE Sister Institutes

SITE has been involved in building independent think tanks in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, to strengthen the link between high-quality research and policy-making.

BEROC - Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

BEROC is a leading economic academic think-tank in Belarus that conducts academic and applied research, arranges educational programs on modern economics and other outreach activities.


BEROC started its work as joint project of Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) in 2008 with financial support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Today BEROC is an established leading economic academic think-tank in Belarus. BEROC engages prominent representatives of scientific economic diaspora from the world's leading universities and research centers to take part in Center's research and outreach projects.

BICEPS - Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies

BICEPS is an independent research centre located in Riga, Latvia undertaking and promoting high quality policy-oriented research in economics and other social sciences and to provide informed advice and consulting services for both government and business in the Baltic states and elsewhere.

BICEPS, which is now located on the fourth floor of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga building, started operations in 2001 with the help of a grant from the Swedish Foreign Ministry and with assistance from the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). BICEPS became an independent legal entity in May 2002. BICEPS now has a broad and expanding portfolio of projects and a largely young and dedicated staff that includes some of the first returning PhDs from doctoral programmes abroad. BICEPS is a part of an integrated network of research centres and universities in the region with partners in the Baltic states, Sweden, Russia, Poland and Ukraine. Together with SSE Riga BICEPS publishes Baltic Journal of Economics (BJE) which reports on the latest research in the Baltic states and offers commentary on economic developments.

CEFIR - Centre for Economic and Financial Research

CEFIR is an independent economic policy think tank with mission to improve Russia's economic and social policies by producing cutting-edge academic research and policy analysis.

CEFIR's critical resources are its high-quality human capital and its efficient academic infrastructure. Centre for Economic and Financial Research is ranked 42 among Top 25% Think Tanks in the world by RePEc* (as of December 2014). In January 2015 CEFIR has been ranked six among 55 Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe and the third among Russian think tanks in this particular field according to the annual 2014 The Global Go To Think Tank Index. CEFIR has been ranked 26 among 80 Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks and the first among Russian think tanks in this particular field.

CENEA - Centre for Economic Analysis

CenEA is an independent non-profit academic research institute aiming to provide rigorous highest level analysis of effects of economic and social policy with a focus on Poland.

CenEA strives to promote effective evidence-based policy by improving the understanding of consequences of economic and social policies on individuals, firms and the economy as a whole. CenEA was initially established as the Warsaw Institute for Socio-Economic Research, WISER, and is the Polish node of the SITE Network.

ISET-PI - International School of Economics Policy Institute

The ISET Policy Institute is one of the first university-based think-tanks in the South Caucasus. It is based at the International School of Economics (ISET) of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) in Georgia.

ISET Policy Institute was founded in 2011 by the Partnership for Economics Education and Research (PEER) with the financial support of the Think Tank Fund (TTF) of the Open Society Institute. It is also a member of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE ) network, including such established centers of excellence in economics teaching and research as NES/CEFIR (Moscow), KIE/KSE (Kyiv), and BICEPS/SSE (Riga).

KSE/KEI -Kyiv School of Economics Kyiv Economics Institute

KEI is a research institution established in 2005 which produces international quality advanced academic and policy relevant research outputs in the field of Economics and Economic Development.

Starting from January 2013 KEI is operating as a research branch of the Kyiv School of Economic. KEI has built excellence in research and policy advice in economics and governance and has provided Ukraine with a new channel for strategic research and evidence-based policy decision-making. KEI team includes qualified economists with academic degrees from leading Western universities, who continue their research in Ukraine.