Center for International Business

Cooperating Organizations

CIB partners with the following prestigious organizations to enhance and expand its research capabilities.






The Fraser Institute is an independent non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada.The Fraser Institute publishes peer-reviewed research into critical economic and public policy issues including taxation, government spending, health care, school performance, and trade.

The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) is a multi-disciplinary research institute housed at Western Washington University. The BPRI focuses on research that informs policy-makers on matters related to the Canada-U.S. border. Priority focus areas are trade and transportation, economics, environment, immigration, and border security. WWU established the BPRI to further a mission of promoting research, academic programs, and public programming on critical policy issues affecting the Pacific Northwest. The BPRI collaborates with many public and private entities within the region, and along the breadth of the 49th parallel.


The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is Canada's only truly national public policy think tank based in Ottawa. It is rigorously independent and non-partisan, as symbolized by its name. Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier were two outstanding and long-serving former prime ministers who represent the best of Canada's distinguished political tradition. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy exists to renew the legacy of these two towering figures of our history, and the legacy of all those who had the courage and the wisdom to found Canada. We will do this by helping to make poor quality public policy in Ottawa unacceptable to Canadians and their political and opinion leaders by proposing thoughtful alternatives through non-partisan and independent research and commentary.


Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, Simon Fraser University's business school has become a dynamic teaching and learning setting, and enjoys a growing reputation for producing global-class research for today's knowledge economy. By creating and communicating powerful ideas, the business school educates and inspires the founders, leaders and managers of organizations that are internationally competitive, locally responsive, and sustainable. 


For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas — bridging the gap between academic ideas and real world problems.
A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society's most pressing problems. Our mission is to generate knowledge and understanding of how institutions affect the freedom to prosper and find creative solutions to overcome barriers that prevent individuals from living free, prosperous, and peaceful lives.