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Housed in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Emerging Markets Program brings together students and educators across the Cornell community to engage in scholarship and outreach on topics relevant to economic development in emerging economies. The program was founded in 2001 by Dyson School Professor Ralph D. Christy.

The mission of the EMP is to be a leading international program in emerging markets research and education by bringing together practitioners and academics. Its focal activities are teaching, outreach, and research.


To disseminate knowledge and research findings about emerging market economies and to provide individuals with the skills needed to compete effectively in a global marketplace.


The EMP supports the development of emerging economies by simultaneously strengthening private strategies and public policies.


To help strengthen capacity and foster strong networks of knowledge and support, by creating practicable knowledge and tools, both for enterprises and entrepreneurs.

Latest from EMP:

In October 2016, EMP Assistant Director Ed Mabaya delivered a talk at TEDx MidAtlantic under the theme ‘New Rules’. Highlighting the important role of improved seed to smallholder farmers, Dr Mabaya spoke on ‘The power of seeds’. Watch the full video here:

Latest from our students:

The Students’ Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team (SMART) is a key component of the EMP program. This January, a SMART team travelled to Rwanda to understand how making luxurious essential oils can be a sustainable agri-business. Watch this student video on Ikirezi Natural Products here:

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