(IFMR) is a cooperative project of professionals in financial market regulation with faculty and students from the University at Albany and Albany Law School. The shared goal is to develop interdisciplinary research and education in financial market regulation. The Institute connects the scholarship of academic researchers with the knowledge and experience of professionals in financial market regulation to understand current issues facing regulators and supervisors.
A "social enterprise" is an organization created to achieve specific social objectives by reinvesting its profits in its mission. They do so by innovating and targeting areas that are otherwise outside the economic mainstream. This increasingly popular solution to market failure or government budget constraint takes a business approach and market-based solutions