The Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS) is an independent research centre located in Riga, Latvia. Its aim is to undertake and promote high quality policy-oriented research in economics and other social sciences and to provide informed advice and consulting services for both government and business in the Baltic states and elsewhere. BICEPS activities include academic research, commissioned work for local ministries and international institutions as well as participation in EU-wide networks. It is part of an integrated network of research centres and universities in the region with partners in the Baltic states, Sweden, Russia, Poland and Ukraine. It is especially close collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) and with SSE Riga they publish Baltic Journal of Economics (BJE) which reports on the latest research in the Baltic states and offers commentary on economic developments.