The Institute of Applied Economic Research (Portuguese: Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Ipea) is a Brazilian government-led research organization dedicated to generation of macroeconomical, sectorial and thematic studies in order to base government planning and policy making.

It was created on 1964 and, as of January 2005, it had about 560 employees. It maintains libraries in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro.[1]