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. This pages contains the following:

Types of IEA Membership

The IEA operates six types of membership:

 Membership Type  Description  Annual fee
 Institutional Members Group membership for academic departments and other public-sector organisations who wish to provide membership for their staff and/or students. These include:

  • Departments and disciplines in universities and other institutions of higher education;
  • Research institutes with a significant focus on economic issues;
  • Other institutions engaged in economic research and policy evaluation and design;
  • Other public sector organisations, such as government departments that are engaged in economic research and policy evaluation and design; and
  • Federations of teachers of economics.
Corporate members Private-sector organisations who wish to provide membership for their economist employees. €2,000
Ordinary members Individual members, based either in Ireland or abroad. €100
Student members Individual students in secondary schools and undergraduate and postgraduate students in Higher Education Institutions in Ireland or abroad. €25
Retired/Unemployed members Individual members who are retired or unemployed. €25
Honorary members Individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to the economics profession, as nominated by the Board and approved by the members at the AGM.  –

Interested in membership?

  • If you are interested in Institutional Membership or Corporate Membership please contact the IEA treasurer Dr. Conor O’Toole at
  • If you are interested in Individual Membership (ordinary, student, retired/UE) please complete this application form.


Membership Benefits

Universal benefits for ALL members include:

  • Become a recognised member of Ireland’s only professional economics association
  • Reduced registration fee for IEA annual conference – €100 discount
  • Eligible to list IEA affiliation on institutional webpage/CV
  • Eligible to apply for IEA Travel/Research grants
  • Eligible to post on Irish Economy blog (subject to editorial guidelines)
  • Access to professional colleagues in the corporate, public, academic and student domains
  • Free access to IEA & ISWE (Irish Society for Women in Economics) seminars, workshops, training events
  • Receive regular updates on the IEA
  • Attendance at the AGM or EGM (not-entitled to vote nor eligible for election or appointment to the Board)

Additional benefits for Institutional members include:

  • Voting rights at the IEA AGM or EGM
  • Eligible for election or appointment to the IEA Board
  • Eligible to host IEA Annual Conference

Additional benefits for Corporate members include:

  • Can send up to 5 employees to the IEA Annual Conference free of charge


Current Institutional Members


Current Corporate Members


Current Honorary Members

  • Professor Tim Callan
  • Mr John Sheehan
  • Mr Noel O’Gorman
  • Professor Anne Nolan
  • Professor Rowena Pecchenino
  • Professor John McHale
  • Professor Donal O’Neill
  • Professor Philip Lane
  • Professor Brian Nolan
  • Professor John FitzGerald
  • Professor Frances Ruane
  • Professor Dermot Mc Aleese
  • Professor John Spencer