Welcome to the International Economic Association

The IEA is the international federation of national economic associations, formed by a core group of academics, scholars and distinguished economists, from developed and developing countries. The IEA was founded in 1950 as a non-governmental organization, with the aim to promote personal contacts and mutual understanding among economists in different parts of the world through the organization of scientific meetings, common research programs and by means of publications of an international character on economic policies and problems of current importance.

"In the climate of the immediate post-war world, there was a wide spread desire to bring not only nations, but also particular academic and professional groups within nations closer together to increase international understanding by increasing international contacts."
Sir Austin Robinson, IEA President 1959 - 1962

IEA Latest News

South Asia Network of Economic Research Institute (SANEI)
The IEA is delighted to welcome South Asia Network of Economic Research Institute (SANEI) as new member of the International Economic Association. We look forward to working together with them and involving them in the activities of the IEA.

Global Development Network (GDN)
The IEA is delighted to welcome Global Development Network (GDN) as new member of the International Economic Association. We look forward to working together with them and involving them in the activities of the IEA.

2015 Amartya Sen Prize Contest: Call for Submission
Academics Stand Against Poverty, Global Financial Integrity, and the Yale Global Justice Program invite submissions of original essays on the intelligent use of incentives toward curtailing corporations’ use of tax evasion and avoidance, abusive transfer pricing and all forms of illicit financial flows to the second annual Amartya Sen Prize Contest. The best entries will be presented at an international conference in the fall of 2015, at Yale University and subsequently published in a special issue of a prominent journal. In addition, at least two of the winning essays will receive a monetary award: a first prize of $5,000 and a second prize of $3,000.
Please see more information here.

Call for applications - Sustainable Urbanization 3
The International Social Science Council (ISSC) calls for applications from outstanding early career social scientists around the world to become World Social Science Fellows and participate in a World Social Science Seminar on Sustainable Urbanization with the thematic of “Urban governance to tackle urban poverty and environmental sustainability.”
The seminar will take place from 9-13 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa. Please see more information here.

World Social Science Forum 2015
The International Social Science Council is pleased to announce that the Call for abstracts for the 2015 World Social Science Forum (WSSF) has just been published. Under the theme of Transforming Global Relations for a Just World, the next Forum will look into issues of inequality and justice. It will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 13 to 16 September 2015.
The WSSF is a flagship activity of the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The 2015 edition is hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and co-organised with a large consortium of leading South African Universities and research units, research councils, and prominent non-governmental organisations. More information on the 2015 WSSF.
The deadline for the receipt of all abstracts is 1 March 2015. Authors of abstracts whose entries are selected will be notified by the WSSF 2015 Scientific Committee by 17 April 2015 and will be requested to confirm their conference registration by 6 May 2015. Authors will be notified of the final WSSF programme by 31st May 2015.
More information about the 2015 WSSF can be found on the event’s website: www.wssf2015.org

2015 IEA-RIDGE Roundtable “Economic Development and Growth 100 years after Arthur Lewis Birth”
The International Economic Association with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is organizing an IEA-RIDGE Roundtable entitled “Economic Development and Growth 100 years after Arthur Lewis Birth” to take place at the Formation Center of Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) in Santa Cruz (Bolivia), October 14, 2015, the day before the LACEA annual meeting, October 15-17.

The 20th Annual LACEA Meeting 2015
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association is pleased to announce that the Call for papers for the 20th Annual LACEA Meeting 2015 has just been published. The 2015 LACEA meeting will take place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia from October 15 to October 17, 2015. The meetings will be hosted by the Bolivian Society of Economists (SEBOL) in partnership with the Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA) and the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD) and will take place at the UPSA campus in the lovely city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

The 40th Federation of Asean Economic Associations (FAEA) Conference
The Economic Association of Vietnam (VEA) has the hornour to host the 40th Conference of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations (FAEA 40). The FAEA annual conference is held this year on the special occasion of the foundation by the end of the year of ASEAN Community (AE) of which ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is one of the three pillars. This event will bring about a momentous turning point of ASEAN’s development history.
Please click information here for more information.

International Curricular Forum in Lahore Pakistan
The IEA is organizing an International Curricular Forum in collaboration with Centre of Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on 17, 18 and 19 December 2015. The Forum will be held at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
The purpose of the forum is to take stock of the current state of the economics curriculum and teaching at the undergraduate level and to critically engage with new initiatives working on developing a reformed curriculum, in particular the CORE (Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics) Project that has been designed by a group of reputable economists.

Obituary - Masahiko Aoki



"It is with great sadness that the IEA announces the death of Masahiko Aoki who was President of the Association between 2008 and 2011. He presided over the Association’s highly successful Congress on China. His energy, integrity and creativity as a scholar will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family. The Association will hold a special session in his memory at our next World Congress."
Tim Besley, IEA President

"I joined the executive committee of the IEA in 2005. By then the activity of the association virtually reduced to the triennial world meeting. But as soon as Masa became president the frequency of the interactions with the members of the EC increased significantly. He was determined to relaunch the association. By January 2011 he asked me to take care of the secretariat of the IEA, where I remained until 2013. He had the courage to initiate the process of transformation of the IEA, continued by Joe. Thanks to him and to Joe the association is now rejuvenated and with many ambitious ongoing projects. He was always conveying energy and optimism. I will always remember how exciting was to work for him." Joan Esteban, past IEA Secretary General

The IEA announces the Stiglitz Essay Prize



Upcoming Events