The Center of Applied Economic Studies of the Atlantic (CEEAplA) was established in 2003 as a joint initiative of the University of the Azores and the University of Madeira to be an instrument to support and encourage rigorous, innovative, and high-quality research and teaching practices on management and economics, in both institutions.

The Center has made its way through challenging times. It has affirmed its role in studying many economic and business topics of international interest and local application, particularly in the two insular contexts of the Azores and Madeira.

Although small, the Center is dedicated to generating a growing body of research to publish papers in high-quality academic journals and present at renowned international conferences. Its aims to foster the enlargement of the research network by promoting conferences and seminars and facilitating interactions between its members and leading researchers in various fields of management science and economics.

The Center has made essential contributions in the fields of tourism economics, tourism management, economics, social and environmental sustainability, public economics, regional economics, labor economics, business management, finance, marketing, human resources and international business.

It’s our purpose to keep sharing the research findings with the broader public through media engagements, policy briefs, and public lectures, to enhance our partnerships with businesses and organizations, to form more partnerships with prestigious universities and research institutions and attract experienced and promising researchers in the fields of business and economics.

Furthermore, we will remain actively engaged in essential applied research, leveraging our knowledge to foster a deeper understanding of societal dynamics. By doing so, we aim to assist policymakers in crafting more effective and well-informed policies that address the needs and challenges of our society.

CEEAplA is supported by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and Direção Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia.