China Centre for Financial Research (CCFR)
The China Centre for Financial Research (CCFR), Tsinghua University, is devoted to high quality research in finance. . Established in July 2002, CCFR is developed in close collaboration with Sloan School of Management, MIT. It will introduce and apply the theories, methodologies, applications and technologies of modern finance to the practical problems encountered in China’s financial development. Through its research, CCFR aims at providing a platform to promote and support research on China’s financial system, including the development and regulation of financial markets and institutions, governance of corporations and government policies. The Centre will co-host the Emerging Market Conference that will rotate around four countries.
India Development Foundation (IDF)

IDF is a privately funded, non-profit, non-partisan research foundation set up as a Trust on April 2, 2003. Its major objective is to develop awareness about how markets work, why they are desirable and how we can develop them with an aim to help policy makers transform emerging economies into market based societies. Its activities can be divided into three stages: to offer research-based recommendations for action, to generate a blue-print of how to implement the recommendations through interaction with practitioners and stakeholders; and to disseminate its work through publications in notable journals, workshops, seminars and various media. This ensures that the work reaches practitioners, policymakers and the general public.

It also undertakes pilot projects to demonstrate how its recommendations can be realised.

National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is an independent, non-profit research institution that is committed to assist government, civil society and the private sector to make informed policy choices. The Council encourages research on Indian themes using Indian data. NCAER is dedicated to the goal of connectivity and seeks to establish interlinkages with research institutions interested in the areas of industry and infrastructure development, macroeconomic analysis and human development. As a premier applied economics research institute in the country NCAER is committed to enhance public awareness of policy issues in business and economics and to facilitate solutions that will contribute to overall national development. By publishing the findings of its research, and through the active participation of its senior staff in the media and policy, it aims to bring new knowledge to the attention of policy makers.
New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation (ISCR)
ISCR is an independent, non-profit research institute that focusses on competition and regulatory issues. Established in February 1998, it is located in Victoria University of Wellington’s Rutherford House Campus in downtown Wellington, New Zealand and is funded by both private and public sector organisations. ISCR undertakes research on the organisation and regulation of markets, industries and firms. The principal objective of this research is to shed light on competition and regulatory issues, particularly those relevant to New Zealand. Although the central areas of interest are economics and finance, expertise in other subjects, such as law, is incorporated into many of the projects.

The Swedish Institute for Financial Research (SIFR) is a private and independent non-profit association which was founded in the year 2000. It focuses on high quality research on issues in financial economics with a view to narrow the gap between academic research and the practice of the financial industry.


The Wharton Financial Institutions Centre (FIC) is an internationally recognised centre for research in financial institutions housed at the Wharton School.The FIC and CAF agreed to hold joint biennial conferences, the first of which was held in April, 2007 at Wharton School.