Who are we ?
We are a free market think tank that addresses Lebanon’s issues through research, education and discussion. We provide essential resources for policy makers, experts, media and local and international organizations. We are also a knowledge hub for students.
Free people living together peacefully in a wealthy Lebanon.
Empower the people of Lebanon to restore economic freedom.
LIMS respects the following values in recruitment, promotion, training and development, project development, and activities implementation.
Lebanon gained independence in 1943 as a result of the ‘National Pact’. The pact was the fruit of in-depth thinking on the realm of ideological diversity, sectarian pluralism, geographical location and economic resources of the county. The founding fathers of the modern Lebanon designed four pillars that insured peace and prosperity to the people:
As a result, the economy entered a period of exceptional growth and witnessed the emergence of Lebanon as the region’s cultural and financial center. Unfortunately, this state of freedom did not last long as a large scale government intervention began and liberties were progressively reduced. In 2015, Lebanon is on the brink of a disaster. Debt reached 148% of the GDP; taxes and government borrowing are being spent on inefficient public administration; political liberties are suspended (absence of parliamentary and presidential elections); and individual rights are continuously shrinking. LIMS founders met in the summer of 2015 and decided to build an institute aiming to empower the people of Lebanon to restore economic liberties through research, education and discussion.