Northeastern University Center for Emerging Markets

Center for Emerging Markets

Director’s Welcome

Welcome to NU’s Center for Emerging Markets (CEM)!

Founded in 2007, CEM is a leading center for research on issues facing private and public organizations in emerging economies. It is guided by a distinguished External Advisory Board and has over 60 faculty fellows from across NU.

CEM Fellows conduct award-winning research, organize international research conferences with leading partner schools, and host visiting scholars from around the world. The David R Nardone Seminar Series brings leading experts to campus to share their latest insights on emerging markets.

For students, the Center brings distinguished speakers to campus and exposes them to emerging markets through international study trips, courses, and co-ops.

For the business community, among other things, CEM organizes an annual symposium. CEM has been funded by the Liberty Mutual Foundation, the US Department of Education, and generous gifts from CEM fellows, NU alumni, and friends.

Ravi Ramamurti D'Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy


Cornell's EMI and NU's CEM Conference on India


New York City, October 13th 2015

Register here


6th Annual Center for Emerging Markets Symposium: Beyond the BRICs

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June 2nd marked the 6th Annual Center for Emerging Markets Symposium. The symposium featured seven excellent speakers who presented compelling arguments about looking Beyond the BRICs to see the future of emerging markets.


Take a look at what the Center has been up to in 2015.



Faculty Fellows of the Center publish outstanding research on emerging markets. Here are some of their latest books.