European Economic Association
Legal statusLearned society in economics
PurposeContribute to the development and application of economics as a science in Europe[1]
HeadquartersTessenderlo, Belgium
Region served
Maristella Botticini
Main organ
Executive Committee[3]

The European Economic Association (EEA) is a professional academic body which links European economists. It was founded in the mid-1980s. Its first annual congress was in 1986 in Vienna and its first president was Jacques Drèze.[4] The current president is Maristella Botticini.[5] The Association currently has around 4000 members. Its objectives are:

". . . to contribute to the development and application of economics as a science in Europe; to improve communication and exchange between teachers, researchers and students in economics in the different European countries; and to develop and sponsor co-operation between teaching institutions of university level and research institutions in Europe "[6]

It publishes the Journal of the European Economic Association.[7][8] In August of each year the Association, in collaboration with the Econometric Society organises a congress in a European city.[9][10] The congress attracts around 1500 participants.


  1. ^ "Code of Professional Conduct". Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  2. ^ "EEA History". Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  3. ^ "EEA Officers". Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  4. ^ History of the EEA. Accessed 15. October 2018
  5. ^ "Executive Committee | EEA". Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  6. ^ Aims of the EEA. Accessed 15. October 2018
  7. ^ Wiley Online Library. Accessed 15. October 2018
  8. ^ Journal information on the EEA webpage. Accessed 15. October 2018
  9. ^ "CESifo News. Accessed 15. October 2018". Archived from the original on 2018-10-16. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  10. ^ Webpage of the 33rd Annual Congress of the European Economic Association. Accessed 15. October 2018