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.

Mission and Goals:

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 with the following goals:

Teaching: 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.

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

Research: To generate critical information that can improve private strategies in emerging markets and inform public policy makers of the requirements for and design of an enabling environment that supports competitiveness. In short, the EMP supports the development of emerging economies by simultaneously strengthening private strategies and public policies.

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