Department of Economics

                                            Chair of Service Economics and Labor Economics (520G)

  Prof. Dr. Thomas Beißinger

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Links for Economists - Associations

American Economic Association (AEA)
The AEA was organized in 1885 at Saratoga, NY.  Approximately 22,000 economists are members and 5,500 institutes subscribe. Over 50% of the membership is associated with academic institutions, 35% with business and industry and the remainder largely with federal, state, and local government agencies. It publishes the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Econometric Society
The Econometric Society was founded in 1930, at the initiative of the Yale economist Irving Fisher (the Society's first president) and the Norwegian economist Ragnar Frisch, who some forty years later was the first economist (together with Jan Tinbergen) to be awarded the Nobel Prize. Its main object is to promote studies that aim at a unification of the theoretical-quantitative and empirical-quantitative approach to economic problems and that are penetrated by constructive and rigorous thinking similar to that which has come to dominate in the natural sciences. The four main activities of the Society are the publication of a journal, Econometrica; the publication of a monograph series in collaboration with the Cambridge University Press; the organization of scientific meetings in six regions of the world (including a World Congress every five years); and the conduct of elections for Fellow of the Econometric Society, an honorary designation highly valued by members of the economics profession. 
European Association of Labour Economists (EALE)
The EALE was founded in 1989 in order to promote the advancement of knowledge in the field of labour economics in Europe and elsewhere. Its activities include the organisation of international conferences and workshops, the promotion of the study and application of labour economics, the formation of international groups concerned with research and teaching, and support to publications in the field of labour economics.
European Economic Association (EEA)
The EEA is an international scientific body, with membership open to all persons involved or interested in economics. The EEA holds annual congresses and summer schools. The European Economic Review (EER) is the official Journal of the EEA.
European Society for Population Economics (ESPE)
The European Society for Population Economics was founded in 1986. Equal emphasis is given to theoretical and applied research focusing on the role played by human capital and demographic variables in economics. Examples of research topics in population economics are: human capital and labour economics, aging and social security, population and economic growth, domestic and international migration, income distribution and redistribution within and between generations, changing age structure and public housing, social security systems and their impact on the propensity to save, population growth and technical progress, or population and the environment. 
International Economic Association (IEA)  
The IEA was founded in 1950 as a Non Governmental Organization, at the instigation of the Social Sciences Department of UNESCO. It has since its creation maintained information and consultative relations with UNESCO and is since 1973 a federated member of the International Social Science Council. Its aim from the beginning has been to promote personal contacts and mutual understanding among
economists in different parts of the world through the organisation of scientific meetings, through common research programmes and by means of publications of an international character on problems of current importance.
Scottish Economic Society
Successor from 1954 to the Scottish Society of Economists founded in 1897, the Scottish Economic Society supports an approach to economic explanation which acknowledges the human, social and historical dimensions of economic activity. This accommodates a rich variety of positions on theoretical and policy matters. The organ of the Scottish Economic Society is the Scottish Journal of Political Economy.
Society of Labor Economists (SOLE)
The Society of Labor Economists seeks to promote the study of labor economics and to make more significant the contribution of labor economics and labor economists. The Society, its members and officers will organize meetings, publicize work by labor economists, and aspire to provide appropriate recognition to labor economics. The Journal of Labor Economics is the official journal of the Society. 
Royal Economic Society
The Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest economic associations in the world. Currently it has over 3,300 individual members, of whom 60 per cent live outside the United Kingdom. 
Verein für Socialpolitik
The Verein für Socialpolitik is the leading association of German speaking economists. The Verein was founded in the year 1873. The aim of the association is to promote the scientific discussion of economic and social issues including international relations. The Verein für Socialpolitik is the scientific society of the German-speaking economists. Its members come from all over world, but mostly from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.