JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR MARKET STUDIES INC

Address
Koveshei Katamon 9/10
Jerusalem, Jerusalem 92567
IS
Contact
Website: http://www.jims-israel.org
Phone: +1 (054) 765-0125
Nonprofit
NTEE: Q30 - International Development, Relief Services
EIN: 20-0105601

Mission

The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) is an independent, nonprofit economic policy think tank whose mission is to promote social progress in Israel through economic freedom and individual liberty.The Institute educates the Israeli public to free market economics.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2003
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Number of employees00000
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers22222
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Sauer, Robert
TitlePresidentPresidentPresidentPresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personRobert SauerRobert SauerRobert SauerRobert SauerRobert Sauer
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Current key employee (> $150k)    True
Average hours per week working for org055.0005
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs00000
Siegel, Don
TitleBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personDon SiegelDon SiegelDon SiegelDon SiegelDon Siegel
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org00001
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
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Average hours per week working for related orgs00000
Stein, Gabriel
TitleBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personGabriel SteinGabriel SteinGabriel SteinGabriel SteinGabriel Stein
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org00000.05
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0000 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesThe Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) is an independent, nonprofit economic policy think tank whose mission is to promote social progress in Israel through economic freedom and individual liberty.The Institute educates the Israeli public to free market economics.The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) is an independent, nonprofit economic policy think tank whose mission is to promote social progress in Israel through economic freedom and individual liberty.The Institute educates the Israeli public to free market economics.The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) is an independent, nonprofit economic policy think tank whose mission is to promote social progress in Israel through economic freedom and individual liberty.The Institute educates the Israeli public to free market economics.The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) is an independent, nonprofit economic policy think tank whose mission is to promote social progress in Israel through economic freedom and individual liberty.The Institute educates the Israeli public to free market economics.The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) is an independent, nonprofit economic policy think tank whose mission is to promote social progress in Israel through economic freedom and individual liberty.The Institute educates the Israeli public to free market economics.
Program service expenses, total$233,000.00$271,000.00$322,000.00$292,402.00$440,620.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Center for Data Analysis and the Israel Panel Study of Opinion Dynamics (IPSOD).
Program expenses$30,000.00$30,000.00$32,000.00$77,300.00$45,000.00
Program revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Grants and allocations made$27,000.00$27,000.00$28,000.00$46,850.00$30,000.00
Program descriptionCenter for Data Analysis and the Israel Panel Study of Opinion Dynamics (IPSOD).Center for Data Analysis and the Israel Panel Study of Opinion Dynamics (IPSOD).Center for Data Analysis and the Israel Panel Study of Opinion Dynamics (IPSOD).Center for Data Analysis and the Israel Panel Study of Opinion Dynamics (IPSOD). In 2013, we run a special module of IPSOD Israeli attitudes towards civil liberties. The survey was administered by Keevoon, a survey company based in Jerusalem.Center for Data Analysis and the Israel Panel Study of Opinion Dynamics (IPSOD). In 2012, we run a special module of IPSOD Israeli attitudes towards U.S Military aid to the Middle East. The survey was administered by Keevoon, a survey company based in Jerusalem.
Center for Public Policy: CPP at JIMS disseminates position papers to Israel's lawmakers, journalists, and the general public on economic issues currently being discussed in the Knesset. Our position papers are often cited on television, written press and in Knesset committees. All the positions papers are available for free download at Jims' website. In 2016, more than 10 papers were written or updated and disseminated to the public.
Program expenses$112,000.00$128,000.00$135,000.00$131,000.00$131,000.00
Program revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Grants and allocations made$83,000.00$85,000.00$84,500.00$80,940.00$85,300.00
Program descriptionCenter for Public Policy: CPP at JIMS disseminates position papers to Israel's lawmakers, journalists, and the general public on economic issues currently being discussed in the Knesset. Our position papers are often cited on television, written press and in Knesset committees. All the positions papers are available for free download at Jims' website. In 2016, more than 10 papers were written or updated and disseminated to the public.Center for Public Policy: CPP at JIMS disseminates position papers to Israel's lawmakers, journalists, and the general public on economic issues currently being discussed in the Knesset. Our position papers are often cited on television, written press and in Knesset committees. All the positions papers are available for free download at Jims' website. In 2015, a dozen papers were written and disseminated to the public.Center for Public Policy: CPP at JIMS disseminates position papers to Israel's lawmakers, journalists, and the general public on economic issues currently being discussed in the Knesset. Our position papers are often cited on television, written press and in Knesset committees. All the positions papers are available for free download at Jims' website. In 2014, a dozen papers were written and disseminated to the public.Center for Public Policy: CPP at JIMS disseminates position papers to Israel's lawmakers, journalists, and the general public on economic issues currently being discussed in the Knesset. Our position papers are often cited on television, written press and in Knesset committees. All the positions papers are available for free download at Jims' website. In 2013, a total of 10 papers were written and disseminated to the public.Center for Public Policy: CPP at JIMS disseminates position papers to Israel's lawmakers, journalists, and the general public on economic issues currently being discussed in the Knesset. Our position papers are often cited on television, written press and in Knesset committees. All the positions papers are available for free download at Jims' website. In 2012, a total of 12 papers were written and disseminated to the public.
Education, General/Other: JIMS calculates tax freedom day in Israel. Tax Freedom Day (TFD) is brought to the public, through editorials, meeting and parties, all free of charge to the participants. TFD gets press coverage every year.
Program expenses    $15,300.00
Program revenue    $0.00
Grants and allocations made    $12,500.00
Program description    Education, General/Other: JIMS calculates tax freedom day in Israel. Tax Freedom Day (TFD) is brought to the public, through editorials, meeting and parties, all free of charge to the participants. TFD gets press coverage every year.
Education, General/Other: Public information through our website, research papers, policy papers, editorials were put on JIMS website for the public to read or download free of charge. Some of our researach was also translated from Hebrew to English. More than 62,000 people visited our website in 2012. We also send regular newsletters free of charge and use social networks such as Facebook and Youtube. In 2012, we started using sponsored adds in facebook.
Program expenses    $7,400.00
Program revenue    $0.00
Grants and allocations made    $0.00
Program description    Education, General/Other: Public information through our website, research papers, policy papers, editorials were put on JIMS website for the public to read or download free of charge. Some of our researach was also translated from Hebrew to English. More than 62,000 people visited our website in 2012. We also send regular newsletters free of charge and use social networks such as Facebook and Youtube. In 2012, we started using sponsored adds in facebook.
Educational Delivery, General/Other: JIMS organizes after school programs in economics for children enrolled in high school free of charge to the participants. In 2012, 50 students attended JIMS' workshops.
Program expenses    $3,500.00
Program revenue    $0.00
Grants and allocations made    $800.00
Program description    Educational Delivery, General/Other: JIMS organizes after school programs in economics for children enrolled in high school free of charge to the participants. In 2012, 50 students attended JIMS' workshops.
International conference from May 20th to May 24th 2012 held in Jerusalem: "Religion and Economic Liberty". The conference included more than 25 speakers from the U.S., Europe and Israel and was attended by more than 170 participants. The proceedings received ample media coverage both in the American and Israeli press.
Program expenses    $212,920.00
Program revenue    $0.00
Grants and allocations made    $38,000.00
Program description    International conference from May 20th to May 24th 2012 held in Jerusalem: "Religion and Economic Liberty". The conference included more than 25 speakers from the U.S., Europe and Israel and was attended by more than 170 participants. The proceedings received ample media coverage both in the American and Israeli press.
Post secondary Education, General/Other: JIMS organizes a discussion group and lectures for university students that meets on a regular basis to discuss academic article in the field of economics and free market (80 students in 2012)
Program expenses    $21,000.00
Program revenue    $0.00
Grants and allocations made    $9,800.00
Program description    Post secondary Education, General/Other: JIMS organizes a discussion group and lectures for university students that meets on a regular basis to discuss academic article in the field of economics and free market (80 students in 2012)
Social Sciences Research, General/Other: Economic Freedom Index of the World, International Property Right Index. Press Release Translations (more than 45 press coverage)
Program expenses    $4,500.00
Program revenue    $0.00
Grants and allocations made    $3,300.00
Program description    Social Sciences Research, General/Other: Economic Freedom Index of the World, International Property Right Index. Press Release Translations (more than 45 press coverage)
The institute hosted Senator Rand Paul for one day in January 2014 including a public lecture given by the Senator and an award ceremony.
Program expenses   $34,000.00 
Program revenue   $0.00 
Grants and allocations made   $2,000.00 
Program description   The institute hosted Senator Rand Paul for one day in January 2014 including a public lecture given by the Senator and an award ceremony. 
The institute organized students seminars and public lectures open to the public without charge.
Program expenses$35,000.00$43,000.00$45,000.00  
Program revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Grants and allocations made$5,000.00$5,000.00$3,500.00  
Program descriptionThe institute organized students seminars and public lectures open to the public without charge.The institute organized students seminars and public lectures open to the public without charge.The institute organized students seminars and public lectures open to the public without charge.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$330,000.00$392,500.00$409,800.00$378,600.00$530,700.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$330,000.00$392,500.00$409,800.00$378,600.00$530,700.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$330,000.00$392,500.00$409,800.00$378,600.00$530,700.00
Total unrelated business revenue    $0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Contributions revenue from membership dues$0.00$12,500.00$12,800.00$13,600.00$25,700.00
Revenue from fundraising events$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Contributions from related organizations$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Revenue from gov't grants$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Revenue from all other contributions$330,000.00$380,000.00$397,000.00$365,000.00$505,000.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total) $0.00  $0.00
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net revenue from gaming (total) $0.00  $0.00
Investment income $0.00  $0.00
Net rental income $0.00  $0.00
Net income from fundraising events $0.00  $0.00
Net inventory sales (total) $0.00  $0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$282,700.00$324,400.00$400,540.00$372,002.00$538,680.00
Total functional expenses: program service $233,000.00$271,000.00$322,000.00$292,402.00$440,620.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$41,800.00$45,000.00$70,610.00$71,400.00$87,760.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$7,900.00$8,400.00$7,930.00$8,200.00$10,300.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Legal fees (total)$2,200.00$2,400.00$2,300.00$2,100.00$1,950.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$16,300.00$19,300.00$18,210.00$17,462.00$21,000.00
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$161,220.00$113,920.00$45,820.00$36,560.00$29,962.00
Total assets, beginning of year$113,920.00$45,820.00$36,560.00$29,962.00$37,942.00
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$161,220.00$113,920.00$45,820.00$36,560.00$29,962.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net assets$161,220.00$113,920.00$45,820.00$36,560.00$29,962.00
Net assets, beginning of year$113,920.00$45,820.00$36,560.00$29,962.00$37,942.00
Bond liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: other securities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$161,220.00$113,920.00$45,820.00$36,560.00$29,962.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$113,920.00$45,820.00$36,560.00$29,962.00$37,942.00
Investments -- program-related$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Escrow or custodial account liability$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Loans and other payables to key persons$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Grants payable$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$47,300.00$68,100.00$9,260.00$6,598.00-$7,980.00
Advertising (total)$5,500.00$15,600.00$16,600.00$11,000.00$7,900.00
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Deferred revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$0.00  $0.00$0.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total net assets or fund balances$161,220.00$113,920.00$45,820.00$36,560.00$29,962.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members33333
Number of independent voting members33223
Cash accounting    True
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.02012v2.0
Filing identifier201702259349300800201612029349300721201542219349300404201441409349300309201302039349300005
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