The Epicurus Institute

The Epicurus Institute was founded in 1998 as an independent economics think tank within The Epicurus Group. Its primary purpose is to undertake original research and develop substantive points of view on critical economic issues facing businesses and governments around the world.

We seek to help business leaders and policy makers understand the evolution of the global economy, improve performance and competitiveness, and provide a fact base for decision making at both the national and international level.

When founding our economics think tank, the Board of Directors of The Epicurus Group sought to create an institute with significant leadership and expertise from the academic community and the various market segments we serve.

Utilizing our relationships with such entities as The London School of Economics & Political Science, among others, the Board organized The Epicurus Institute.

TEI’s work is a unique combination of two distinct disciplines: economics and management. Economists often have limited access to the practical problems facing senior managers, while senior managers often lack the time and incentive to look beyond their own industry to the larger issues of the global economy. The Institute helps bring together a broad economic view with a management perspective.

Through this approach, TEI helps guide business and policy leaders in shaping the global economy, bringing together the practical insights of industry with broader global perspectives. One hallmark of our research is a deep microeconomic analysis at the sector level. This enables us to go beyond the broad macroeconomic indicators to examine the actual drivers of performance. We have applied this approach extensively across many industrialized and developing countries around the world across a large number of industry sectors. Our research agenda spans many topics including country and sector productivity, the links between IT and productivity, global economic integration, and capital markets.

The Advisers Panel

The merger of disciplines at the heart of our approach is reflected in the research process. To draw from the best economic thinking, our research teams work with a number of leading economists and sector leaders, who serve as Epicurus Institute Advisers.