Market Economy Institute (MEI RAS) was founded by the decree of USSR’s Academy of Sciences’ Presidium on
September 25, 1990 ¹ 1180 and started its research activities from February 1, 1991. The
Institute was established as a structural part of Russian Academy of Sciences and was included in the Division of Social
Sciences of RAS, which was focused on methodical and organizational aspects of the Institute activity. Currently,
the MEI RAS is the organization subordinated to the Ministry of science and higher education of the Russian Federation.
The main Institute’s goal is an implementation of fundamental scientific and applied researches in the sphere of market
economy’s formation and regulation.
The basic directions of the Institute’s research activity are:
- Elaboration of areas of market economy formation.
- Integration of Russian economy into the global economy.
- Study of mechanisms of market ecology-economical regulation.
The Institute carries out researches on state tasks, takes part in RAS programs, as well as in projects supported
by the Russian Science Foundation, Russian Foundation for Humanities and Russian Foundation for Basic Research,
collaborates with foreign organizations, maintains close relations with universities, carries on training of scientific
personnel in postgraduate and doctoral programs. The Institute has its own Dissertation council D 002.138.01 for
conferment of candidate and doctor of economic sciences degrees. MEI RAS is publisher of scientific electronic
quarterly journal "Market Economy Proplems".