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About us

Timbro is the largest free market think tank in the Nordic countries. Our mission is to promote and disseminate ideas supporting the principles of free markets, free enterprise, individual liberty and a free society.

Timbro was founded in 1978 and is the largest free market think tank in the Nordic countries with approximately 20 employees. Our mission is to build opinion in favor of market economy, free entrepreneurship, individual freedom and an open society.

We publish works from classic liberal thinkers such as Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek, make policy recommendations in our reports and produce films and podcasts as well as organize educational programs for young people. Many of Timbro’s employees are frequent commentators in national and international media.

Each year we complete two studies in English: Timbro’s Authoritarian Populism Index, which maps the rise of populist parties in Europe, and, together with the think tank Epicenter, the Nanny State Index, which maps the level of paternalism in politics.

All of our reports that have been translated to English can be found here.

Timbro is part of the European think tank network Epicenter and has close contact with the Atlas Network in the United States.

Since 2003 Timbro has been financed by the Foundation for Free Enterprise. In 2013 the foundation received a renewed grant from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise to manage the funds in a standalone and responsible way.

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For all inquiries, including press, please contact our CEO Karin Svanborg-Sjövall.