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Research Centres

Addressing the world's challenges with transformative research

Expanding the conversation on today's toughest management issues, the research centres at Rotman drive innovation. We are grateful for the leadership and partnership of our corporate and institutional sponsors.

Capital Markets Institute

The Capital Markets Institute is a catalyst for increasing efficiency and resilience in Canada's capital markets. Bringing together the expertise of Rotman and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, the CMI is at the forefront of research, debate and education on the most important challenges facing Canadian capital markets. CMI’s activities focus on four areas: Financial Innovation; Governance; Disclosure; and Securities Regulation Reform.

Institute for Gender and the Economy

The Institute for Gender and the Economy at the Rotman School seeks to uncover business, career and investment opportunities in finance, business, management, entrepreneurship and the economy by promoting gender analysis in research and education. For Rotman's non-degree programs for women, explore the Initiative for Women in Business- offering professional development programs tailored for each stage of a woman's career.

The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy

The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy is a research, education and policy centre aimed at generating insights for governments, organizations and other key stakeholders facing complex healthcare challenges.

India Innovation Institute

The India Innovation Institute at the University of Toronto is a hub for researchers across the university and around the world that aims to bring together faculty and students who are interested in how India is using innovation to transform itself across a variety of spheres - innovation in technology, manufacturing, services, processes and government.

Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics

The Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics advances academic research on issues pertaining to ethics in Organizations.

Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking

In 2002 the Rotman school made a bold move to change the face of MBA education, making Rotman a focal point for thought leadership and dialogue in business problem solving. Find out how Rotman is changing MBA education through its internal pedagogy, internationally renowned research, and ground-breaking projects.

Institute for International Business

The Institute brings the research expertise of Rotman School faculty to the economic policy debate. By promoting interactions between researchers and policy advisers in government, the Institute ensures a two-way flow of ideas.

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Martin Prosperity Institute

The Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) was a world leading think-tank focused on the role of sub-national factors – location, place and city-regions – in global economic prosperity. The MPI took an integrated view of prosperity, looking beyond economic measures to include the importance of quality of place and the development of people’s creative potential. The institute closed in June 2019. This site commemorates its remarkable work.


BEAR conducts leading edge academic research in the field of behavioural economics to help organizations better understand how real people act and in turn, design better products, services, and programs for them.

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Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship

The Lee-Chin Institute helps current and future business leaders integrate sustainability into business strategy and practices by developing and disseminating research, tools and study materials.

Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics

The Centre supports the creation and dissemination of knowledge in real estate and urban economics. A range of issues are considered in ongoing research, including housing markets, real estate agency, commercial real estate, agglomeration economies, industry clusters, and gentrification.

CPA Centre for Accounting Innovation Research

The CPA Centre for Accounting Innovation Research draws on the strengths of three powerhouse accounting departments to tackle the most important issues in accounting and produce relevant research that shapes policy and practice in the accounting profession.

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FinHub: The Financial Innovation Lab

Rotman's FinHub provides a common forum for students, faculty, startup entrepreneurs and industry to develop expertise to drive ongoing innovation in the financial sector. Our mission: to expose and instruct students in cutting edge technological and finance innovations, to develop new research insights, and to develop and exchange ideas in financial innovation.


Guanghua-Rotman Centre for Information and Capital Market Research

GRC is a collaboration between Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The Centre aims to deepen the understanding of Chinese capital market and facilitate comparative research on developed and emerging markets through field studies and new technology.

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