The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis

The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) is a private, non-profit international organization dedicated to independent research in Applied Economics, Theoretical Economics and related fields. The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in Canada (RCEA-Canada) is the Canadian sister organization of RCEA and is located in Waterloo, Ontario.


RCEA is the outcome of collaboration between Canadian economists, Italian economists and a group of eminent trustees from academia, banking, government and industry. Research at the RCEA is conducted to enlighten scientific and public debate on economic issues, and not to advance any economic, political and social agenda. The RCEA scholars are drawn from Canada, Italy and other countries, have experience in academia and/or government and may hold different points of view on economic, political and social issues.


The fundamental goal of RCEA is to further advanced research in Economics, Econometrics and related studies and promote contact between economists, econometricians and scientists from other fields all over the world. Through this activity RCEA can contribute to the progress of highest quality scientific research and draw analyses and policy recommendations on the full range of economic and related issues.


The RCEA-Canada organizes seminars and workshops in Canada, publishes a general interest, open access electronic journal The Review of Economic Analysis (REA), and organizes the conference "Small Open Economies in the Globalized World" (SOEGW), a biennial event held every two years in Canada and Italy alternatively.


The activity of RCEA and RCEA-Canada is funded by philanthropic private and public institutions which share our aim of fostering independent economic research and providing nonpartisan policy recommendations. The statute of RCEA guarantees the total independence of its researchers from external influences.