The Centre of Applied Economics Studies of the Atlantic (CEEAplA) was created in 2003, in a joint initiative between the University of the Azores and the University of Madeira. Its mission is to promote theoretical and applied scientific research using its highly skilled human resources engaged in research projects in the areas of business and economics, namely: tourism economics, tourism management, economics, social and environmental sustainability, public economics, regional economics, labor economics, business management, finance, marketing, human resources, and international business.