Department of Economics and Business Administration
Research Institute of Development Economics (IDE) at Sumy State University, Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, National Academy of Science of Ukraine

Over 45 scientists, including 8 professors, doctors of science and 22 candidates of science (16 docents, in particular), 38 postgraduate students and 25 students took part in research and development and educational activities of IDE.

The Institute of Development Economics was designed on the base of the fruitful cooperation among the Economics and Marketing Departments of Sumy State University (SSU), from one hand, and the Institute of Economics and Forecasting of NAS of Ukraine (IEF NASU), from another. Based on cooperative research, there were published three monographs, such as “The Methods for Estimation of the Environmental Losses” (2003), “The Methods for Solving of the Environmental Problems” (2005), “Social and Economic Problems of Information Society” (2005), and a textbook adopted by the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine “The Bases of Ecology. Environmental Economics and Nature Use Management” (2005).

In February 2006, Sumy State University of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine signed a Partnership agreement with the Institute of Economics and Forecasting of NAS of Ukraine.

In September 2006, at the initiative of the Economics and Marketing Departments of Sumy State University there was created a Research Institute of Development Economics at the Sumy State University, being submitted to two offices–the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports and NAS of Ukraine.

In November 2006, the rector of SSU and director of IEF NASU adopted a Statute on the Research Institute of Development Economics of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports and NAS of Ukraine. According to the Statute, IDE is a structural subsection of SSU, and at the same time it is guided by IEF NASU’s recommendations on the issues of its scientific development. In a year, in November 2007, the creation of IDE was adopted by the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports and NAS of Ukraine (letter № 1012/529 of 16.11.2007).

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