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 (and contact details)

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.
€2,000
Corporate members Private-sector organisations who wish to provide membership for their economist employees. €4,000
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 availing of membership? Contact the IEA treasurer Dr. Conor O’Toole at conor.otoole@esri.ie

 

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 Honorary Members

  • Professor Tim Callan
  • Mr John Sheehan