Institute for Free Enterprise

Institute for Free Enterprise
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founded in the year 1998
acronym IUF
City Berlin
Country Germany
Website https://iuf-berlin.com/
address Stubenrauchstr. 10, D-12161 Berlin
founder Oliver Knipping
type of institution Think Tank
number of employees 13
Networks New Direction Foundation
Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties). Climate Change Skeptics, Austerity politics, Neue Rechte
Last revision 28.11.2018
Presence of Think Tank affiliates in the various fieldsWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows in which fields the affiliates are present. Every presence is counted once.
People n = 28
Presences n = 207

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Kind of activities of Think Tank affiliatesWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows which kind of activities the affiliates conduct. Every presence is counted once.

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The Institute for Free Enterprise(IUF) is a radical market oriented and libertarian Think Tank founded by Oliver Knipping in 1998. From 2010 until 2012 it existed under the name Berlin Manhattan Institute but renamed itself into Institute for Free Enterprise again in the end of 2012. As the Berlin Manhattan Institute the institute started to cooperate with the New Direction - The Foundation for European Reform.

Contents

Organizational Structure and Funding

The institute is only financed by private donations.

Address

Stubenrauchstr. 10, D-12161 Berlin

People

Executive board

People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).

Staff

People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.


Advisory board

People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)




Working mode, goals

The Think Tank's goals are

  • to strengthen private property
  • deregulation
  • a weaker public sector
  • propagating climate change skepticism

The Institute publishes opinions and statements on internet blogs and organizes public events and conferences. It spreads its opinion via internet blogs as well as public events and conferences.

Cooperations with Think Tanks

Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Institute for Free Enterprise

While the section above shows Think Tanks the Institute for Free Enterprise claims to cooperate with, the list below shows Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Institute for Free Enterprise.


Topics

We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.

  • Environment/Climate Action
  • European Integration
  • Financial Programming and the Budget
  • Energy Policy
  • Institutional Reform/Public Services
  • Economy and Monetary Affairs

Semantic Fields

What we call here a semantic field is the idea to categorize think tanks in a two level system. The first levels are so called 'Virtual Networks' and the second are the semantic fields. Accordingly every semantic field entered here has to be attached to a virtual network. If you would like to follow a special phenomenon among think tanks please contact us and we are going to add a new virtual network. Semantic fields are topics that promote a virtual network. Lets take climate change as an example: 'climate change skeptics' is the virtual network and 'adaption instead of mitigation' would be one possible semantic field.

  • dismissal of anthropogenic climate change (Climate Change Skeptics): Jointly with EIKE the IFE (as Berlin Manhattan Institute) organized the climate-sceptical 4th International Climate and Energy Conference in Munich in 2011 and co-hosted the climate conference - update on climate research in Copenhagen 2001.[1][2]
  • Limit regulation (Austerity Politics): Concepts such as the ESM or Eurobonds don't address the actual problem, individual states being irresponsible[3]
  • Partner of the New Direction Foundation


References

  1. http://www.eike-klima-energie.eu/climategate-anzeige/4-internationale-klima-und-energiekonferenz-in-muenchen-ein-bericht
  2. http://www.iuf-berlin.org/veranstaltungen/2427.php
  3. http://www.iuf-berlin.de/kommentare/2482.php