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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


Colegio de Economistas de Panamá (CEP)
The IEA is delighted to welcome Colegio de Economistas de Panamá (CEP) 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.


Arthur Lewis roundtable: video and pictures
The International Economic Association (IEA) and the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE), with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), organized an IEA-RIDGE-IDB-AECID Roundtable entitled “Economic Development and Growth 100 years after Arthur Lewis´s Birth” held at the Centro de Formación of AECID in Santa Cruz (Bolivia), October 14, 2015.
Please click here to see the video and here to see the pictures of the roundtable.



Call for nominations: 2016 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research
The ISSC, ECPR, and the University of Bergen are delighted to announce that the nomination process for the 2016 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research is now open.
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Call for Papers: Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) 2016: “Data and Development”
The next ABCDE will take place on June 20-21, 2016 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development”. The age of data is here to stay. New technologies are digitizing and storing all types of social, economic, political, and environmental activities. At the same time, new methods are being used to better measure economic development, deepen our understanding of development, and trace the consequences of different policies or events. This link between data and solid analysis – which shows what works, what does not, and why -- is critical for policymakers as they look for ways to integrate these advances into policy design. The ABCDE Organizing Committee is issuing a call for papers using novel data and/or empirical methods to address issues relevant to development. Possible topics include: randomized control trials, big data, administrative data, measurement issues, and research Administrative Data. Deadline February 29, 2016.
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