BENDUKIDZE FREE MARKET CENTER

BENDUKIDZE FREE MARKET CENTER

Kyiv, Ukraine

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ABOUT

The mission of Bendukidze Free Market Center to promote liberty, limited open government, and free markets through analysis and development of new and modern policy options, introduction of educational programs, and direct engagement with decision makers in the government, business, and civil society.

Bendukidze Free Market Center was founded in 2015 by Oleksandr Danylyuk, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Volodymyr Fedoryn, a leading economic journalist and the former Founding Editor of Forbes Ukraine, Yuliya Tychkivska, the Vice President for Management Education at Kyiv School of Economics, and Mikheil Saakashvili, the former President of Georgia.

IN THE NEWS

CELEBRATING THE TRANSLATION OF “POVERTY & FREEDOM” INTO FIVE LANGUAGES

"Poverty & Freedom," edited by Atlas Network President Matt Warner, has been translated into French, Greek, Hindi, Spanish, and Ukrainian—an exciting step in empowering local leaders to employ local solutions to solve problems in their communities. The book offers first-hand examples of the positive impact pro-market think tanks...

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2020 EUROPE LIBERTY FORUM: DAY 1 RECAP!

The diversity of Europe’s experience during COVID-19 set the agenda for discussions at the 2020 Europe Liberty Forum Online, as questions of authoritarian government, freedom of the press, and public health have created new context for action. More than 125 advocates of liberty signed on to Atlas Network’s Zoom platform to share...

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ECONOMIC TEXTBOOK GAINS TRACTION IN UKRAINIAN MIDDLE SCHOOLS

For decades, Ukrainian students have learned about economics from outdated Soviet textbooks that celebrated the worst of centralized planning. Ukraine is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and new textbooks are out of reach for most schools. Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC), a Kyiv-based Atlas Network partner, wanted to...

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BENDUKIDZE FREE MARKET CENTER MARKS 6 YEARS SINCE MAIDAN MASSACRE

Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC), an Atlas Network partner in Ukraine, recently produced Зима, що нас змінила: шість років після Майдану (The Winter That Changed Us: Six Years After Maidan), a new documentary about 2014’s Revolution of Dignity, which was sparked by the Maidan Massacre.

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NEW ECON TEXTBOOK BRINGS THE FREE MARKET TO UKRAINIAN CLASSROOMS

For decades, Ukrainian students have learned about economics from outdated Soviet textbooks that celebrated the worst of collectivism and centralized planning. Ukraine is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and new textbooks are out of reach for most schools. But Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC), a Kyiv-based Atlas Netwo...

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NATALIYA MELNYK WINS 2019 THINK TANK SHARK TANK EUROPE COMPETITION

Nataliya Melnyk of Bendukidze Free Market Center has won the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank—Europe competition for her pitch to create an educational course for middle school students. Generously sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation, the regional Think Tank Shark Tank competitions award $10,000 in seed funding to the winner.

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‘FROM THIRD WORLD TO FIRST’ — ECONOMIC FREEDOM FORUM IN UKRAINE

While the world at large is freer than it ever was, Ukraine remains entrenched in political and economic hardship. The revolution fades, but the mafia state lives on. The recent Economic Freedom Forum, hosted by Atlas Network partners Bendukidze Free Market Center and Fraser Institute in Kyiv, brought together think tanks and sc...

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NEW UKRAINIAN TRANSLATION OF ‘ECONOMIC FREEDOM OF THE WORLD’

Ukraine has a low ranking on the Fraser Institute’s “Economic Freedom of the World” index, placing 135th out of 159 measured economies in the world — even lower than its previous ranking of 128th. The Bendukidze Free Market Centre, an Atlas Network partner based in Kyiv, recently published a Ukrainian translation of “Economic Fr...

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BENDUKIDZE FREE MARKET CENTER LAUNCHES IN UKRAINE

Ukraine faces a crossroads. It can remain mired in the stagnant economy that has resulted from years of authoritarian rule, or it can continue down the path of reform — following its tentative few steps in that direction with a movement to shore up Ukrainian property rights, strengthen the rule of law, lower government spending,...

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