About us

The Institute for Structural Research is a research institute focused on the economic analysis of the following areas:

  • labour market,
  • demography,
  • education,
  • family and social policy,
  • public finances,
  • healthcare system,
  • energy and climate.

Our research is mainly centred on socioeconomic mechanisms and processes as well as the effects of public policy on a particular area. In our analysis, we use modern modelling, statistical, econometric and IT tools. The results of our work are used by central and local authorities, European agencies, scientific institutes and universities, as well as other researchers. We share our knowledge by publishing analyses and reports; we also organise scientific conferences.


We have completed a number of research studies at the request of international institutions (the World Bank, the OECD), ministries, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, the National Bank of Poland, entrepreneur organisations and other think tanks, associations and foundations. We conduct research projects based on grants provided by the European Commission, the National Science Centre and Development Grant Facility. We cooperate with leading scientific bodies across Europe, i.a. from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy or Spain, and internationally – i.a. from Chile, Hong Kong, India and South Africa.


The Scientific Foundation Institute for Structural Research was established in 2006 by a group of young economists associated with the Warsaw School of Economics community. The Institute currently employs 20 persons with an academic background, and experience in the NGO sector, public institutions and consultancy. From the very beginning, we have focused on diligent examination of the surrounding reality. The Institute for Structural Research is an independent and apolitical organisation. Our overarching objective – is to be objective.


research studies


Scientific and applied studies constitute the core activity of the Institute for Structural Research. We conduct all our research projects with a strong commitment to objectivity and methodology. We rely on the best available data and modern analytical tools. We focus on the labour market, demography, family and social policy, public finances, the healthcare system, energy and climate, and macroeconomics. We are particularly interested in the relationship between individual areas and research studies that have a significant impact on public policy. Information on both our ongoing and completed scientific projects can be found in the “Research studies” tab.




Sharing our knowledge is an important goal of the Institute for Structural Research. We want to communicate the results and findings of our studies to researchers in Poland and abroad, as well as to the opinion-forming media, public policy decision-makers and any other persons having an interest in reliable economic analyses. We issue our publications in Polish and English. The articles and reports can be found in the “Publications” tab.