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Ivar RAIG

chairman , Estonian Rural Centre Party

Ivar RAIG, Chairman, Estonian Rural Centre Party. founder and first President, Estonian Young Economists’ Club; Vice-President, Estonian Economics Society; member, Estonian Scientists’ Association, 1989; member, Estonian Farmers’ Central Union Council and Managing Committee; member. Board ofDirs.,Open Estonia Foundation; Chairman, Popular Front Rural Life Committee.

Background

RAIG, Ivar was born on March 25, 1953 in Tartu, Estonia. Parents: Helmut Raig and Margarita Raig (née Tomberg).

Education

Graduate, economics department, Estonian Agricultural Academy. Candidate of Sciences (Economics), 1980.

Career

Member, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1977-1990. Member. People's Deputies Congress of the USSR and secretary, agriculture and Food committee, 1989-1990. Founder and Chairman.

Estonian Rural Centre Party. since 1990. Member of the Supreme Council and Assistant Chairman, Economic Committee, since 1990. Chairman, Council of Estonia Economy Commission, 1990.

Founder, Estonian Popular Front in Tartu. Member, Constitutional Assembly, 1991-1992. Member, Baltic Assembly, 1992.

Worked at Institut, of Economy, Academy of Sciences, 1977- and as senior research scientist, since 1989.

Works

  • Published more than 200 articles about agricultural and economic policy. Your Auxiliary Farm, 1981. Managing your Household, 1987.

    Hungarian Economic Experience, 1987. Country Life: Problems of Rural Social Development in Estonia. 1988.

Membership

Founder and first President, Estonian Young Economists’ Club. Vice-President, Estonian Economics Society. Member, Estonian Scientists’ Association, 1989.

Member, Estonian Farmers’ Central Union Council and Managing Committee. Member. Board ofDirs.,Open Estonia Foundation. Chairman, Popular Front Rural Life Committee.