The Irish Economic Association (IEA) is a national scientific body for economists in Ireland. The objective of the Association is to contribute to the development and application of economics in Ireland. It is a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Guiding Principles

There are five Guiding Principles for IEA Members:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Responsibilities in publications
  3. Responsibilities to research participants
  4. Responsibilities to employers, colleagues and funders
  5. Responsibilities to students

See here for the IEA Code of Ethics and Guiding Principles.


At present there are 16 institutional members, representing a wide range of economists working across the island of Ireland: