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

IEA new Vice President
The IEA is delighted to welcome Dani Rodrik as new Vice President of the International Economic Association. We look forward to working together with him and involving him in the activities of the IEA.

Conference on New Climate Economy
The Hungarian Economic Association – together with the British, the German and the French Embassy in Budapest – organizes a conference on New Climate Economy on 25th February in Budapest. This conference in a part of the international consultation process of the New Climate Economy Report (www.newclimateeconomy.net – Mr. Dani Rodrik, Vise-President of the IEA is a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of this report team). Please find here the program of the conference (in Hungarian).

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

ISSC: Call for Applications - Big Data and the Quality of Life
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 an expert group meeting on

Big Data and the Quality of Life 18-20 March 2015 The Medialab at Sciences Po University, Paris, France

Our quality of life is profoundly influenced by information coming from big data. More and more data are being processed with ever-increasing speed and sophistication, and the size and complexity of infrastructures for big data are growing at an equal pace. At the same time, it is becoming clear that we have only limited understanding of the interplay between the technical, social, organizational and cultural aspects of the collection, storage and analysis of big data.

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Call for Proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks
The ISSC and its partners are inviting applications for proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks for the recently launched Transformations to Sustainability Programme. Three Transformative Knowledge Networks will each be supported with up to €900,000 over three years.
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Call for papers: XVIII Applied Economics Meeting
The XVIII Applied Economics Meeting will be held at the Universidad de Alicante (Spain) on June 4-5, 2015. The program will consist of contributed and invited papers. It is hoped that the research presented will represent a broad spectrum of applied economics and econometrics.
Prospective contributors are invited to submit electronically the final version of their papers before March 2nd, 2015 by using the Conference Maker

30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association
The European Economic Association (EEA) and the Programme Chair, Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim), invite you to submit a paper to the contributed sessions at the "30th Congress of the European Economic Association" that will take place at the University of Mannheim, Germany, from Monday August 24 to Thursday August 27 2015.
Please visit the EEA website for instructions on how to submit papers or posters and for full information on EEA Mannheim 2015.
The deadline for all submissions is February 15, 2015.

The IEA announces the Stiglitz Essay Prize



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