The Institute for Policy Analysis at the University of Toronto
The Institute's general mission is to encourage, promote, and underwrite first-class applied economic and policy research. Established in 1966 by the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto, the Institute is housed on the main campus of the University.
The primary objective of the Institute remains one of scholarly research in economics; this research in turn facilitates informed analysis of policy issues. The Institute's research findings are available for a broad audience of firms, individuals, private and public policy-makers and practitioners.
Microeconomic research at the Institute currently focuses on issues in industrial organization and competition policy, health, international trade, labour and public economics. Macroeconomic research at the Institute focuses on growth and development, income dynamics, business cycles and monetary theory.
The Institute sponsors several workshops. These workshops are industrial organization/ business economics, international trade, empirical microeconomics, and monetary/macro economics. The Institute sponsors conferences on major policy issues of topical interest, often in collaboration with other units at the University.
The Centre for Analytical Finance at the Indian School of Business (ISB) is dedicated to research in all areas of finance, including financial markets, instruments, institutions, and regulations. It is the second centre of excellence established by the ISB. It started functioning in July, 2004.
The Centre represents the ISB's founding principle that excellence in management education comes through extensive high-quality research. The research activities of the centre have a focus on, but are not be limited to, issues and problems in emerging economies.