The Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan think-tankestablished in 1990 to promote the ideas of individual freedom and responsibility, free market, and limited government. The institute pursues its mission through policy research and advocacy and educational activities. The team conducts research on key economic and policy issues, develops conceptual reform packages, drafts and evaluates legislative proposals, and submits position papers, briefing notes, testimonies, and contributions to policy task forces and working groups.
LFMI’s areas of expertise include monetary and financial policy, social security and pensions, tax and budgetary policy, health care, labour market policy, competition, energy policy, business regulations, consumer protection, and other. The institute carries out extensive educational initiatives, publishes economic literature and organizes workshops, lectures and courses, including regional training for peer organizations in collaboration with the Atlas Leadership Academy. LFMI has established itself as a valuable source of opinion for journalists and boasts a regular presence in the media.
Over the 25 years of existence LFMI has built a wide network of stakeholders and won a broad-based local and international recognition thanks to its rigorous research, significant accomplishments in advancing economic reforms, integrity and unshaken committment to freedom and free enterprise. In 2004 LFMI won Atlas Network’s Templeton Freedom Award for Institute Excellence and in 2014 was awarded a prestigious Templeton Freedom Award for its Municipal Performance Index. LFMI ranks 10th among thinks tanks in Central and Eastern European in the 2015 Global Go to Think Tank Index of the University of Pensylvannia. For more information please visit LFMI website.