The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to independent research in Applied Economics, Theoretical Economics and related fields. It was originally located in Rimini, Italy, where some of the founding trustees and scholars have special ties. In 2016 RCEA headquarters moved to Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, with RCEA-Italy operating in Rimini.
Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny is the Director of RCEA; Steve Ambler is the Acting Director of RCEA-Italy. The Scientific Committee is the governing body of the Centre.
The fundamental goal of RCEA is to further advanced research in Economics, Econometrics and related fields and to promote contact between economists, econometricians and scientists from other fields all over the world. Through this activity the 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. Research at RCEA is conducted to enlighten scientific and public debate on economic issues, and not to advance any economic, political or social agenda.
RCEA is the outcome of collaboration between economists from around the world, in particular from Canada and Italy, and a group of eminent trustees from academia, banking, government and industry. RCEA fellows 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.
RCEA organizes conferences, workshops as well as a biennial conference which alternates every two years between Canada and Italy, sponsors a general interest journal Review of Economic Analysis (REA) and publishes working papers.