The Center for Economic Research
(Centro de Investigación Económica
CIE) was established in the spring of 1993 with
the intention of developing a center dedicated
to scientific research in the field of economics.
Its fundamental objectives are to become a leading
international research center and to act as a
link between ITAM and the international scientific
community. As a young institution, CIE has based
its strategy around three basic points:
Integrate a group of
internationally renowned and highly productive
Identify and provide
guidance to undergraduate and graduate students
who have strong academic interests.
Establish an active communication
with the main research groups in the United
States and Europe, through seminars, academic
events, exchange programs for faculty members
and students, and the distribution of the
scientific production of the Center.
Economic research is a priority
at CIE. The Center tries to provide its scholars
the necessary support to foster a rich intellectual
environment. During the past seventeen years,
the faculty members of CIE have published 151
research papers in top international journals.
The Economics Seminar, which meets on a weekly
basis, has been the main source of interaction
between CIE members and other international scholars.
The Seminar also attracts faculty members from
the Departments of Economics, Business, Mathematics
and Statistics at ITAM, and advanced students
from the undergraduate and masters programs. During
its first sixteen years, the Seminar has received
hundreds of visitors from universities and research
centers in the United States and Europe, who presented
their recent scientific contributions and interacted
with faculty members and students.