Timbro is Sweden’s leading free-market think tank, based in Stockholm. It was founded in 1978 by Sture Eskilsson, who at the time was information manager at the Swedish Employers Association, with the aim of influencing the climate of ideas long-term.
Timbro’s mission is to originate, promote and disseminate ideas and issues supporting the principles of free markets, free enterprise, individual liberty and a free society. Our main research areas are labor market and welfare reform, environment and growth, culture, economic policy, and aid and global development. Our operations also include Timbro Media Institute and foreign policy institute Frivärld- Stockholm Free World Forum, as well as the recently founded Brussels-based think tank EPICENTER (www.epicenternetwork.eu).
Success hinges on our ability to attract the talent needed to develop, formulate and advocate ideas. However, Timbro’s research and reach extend far beyond its 15-20 full-time employees. Timbro serves as a platform for talented individuals. Dynamism and divergent opinions enrich our organization.
Timbro annually publishes 10-15 books and 20 reports, and hosts around 100 events. Many of our scholars appear regularly in print and broadcast media.
Regardless our current research focus, Timbro always works to promote the classics and to win the hearts and minds of new generations. In 2003, Timbro founded the Sture Academy, a one-year educational program for young men and women in their early twenties.
The world has undergone enormous change over the past 35 years, but Timbro’s core mission remains firm.