Welcome to the Association for Social Economics

The Association for Social Economics was founded in 1941 seeking to promote high quality research in the broadly defined area of social economics. Social economics is the study of the ethical and social causes and consequences of economic behavior, institutions, organizations, theory, and policy. The fields of research promoted by ASE include the mutual relationships among ethics, social values, concepts of social justice, and the social dimensions of economic life. Social Economics investigates the relationships between the economy and society. Social economists address such questions as: what economic conditions are requisite for a good society and how can they be achieved; how do social and moral values influence economic behavior; how does social interaction affect economic outcomes; what are the ethical implications of economic theory and policy; and how do different social institutions contribute to a sustainable, just, and efficient economy. The ASE welcomes academics and practitioners who regard human behavior to be the result of complex social interactions with ethical consequences.

  • ASE Summer School in Social Economics

    Call for Participation

    Summer School in Social Economics, June 21-22, 2016

    Economics Department, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

    The Association of Social Economics (ASE) will organize a two-day summer school in social economics in Spain. The summer school will be free, and ASE is able to provide some support (up to 500 USD) for travel cost. The summer school will be followed by the annual conference of the economics department of the University of the Basque Country (23-24 June), which presents a wide variety of economic perspectives and includes ASE summer school coordinator Irene van Staveren as keynote speaker.

    Summer school

    The summer school provides an overview of recent social economic research by prominent ASE scholars, major social economics concepts and themes, and information about both ASE scholarly journals Review of Social Economy and Forum for Social Economics. There will be two days of lectures with Q&A, informal meetings between participants and lecturers, and a set of reading materials for preparation.

    Conference

    The conference provides an opportunity for summer school participants to present their work in special PhD student sessions, giving participants the opportunity to network with PhD students from all over the world, working in different schools of thought, and to receive feedback on their papers.

    How to apply for the summer school: please fill in the application form and send it to Irene van Staveren (staveren@iss.nl) before 15 th of April 2016. You will be notified of your participation (and of possible travel support if you have requested this) before 1st May 2016.

    ASE Summer School Application Form

    How to apply for the conference: please check out the conference website and indicate that you are an ASE summer school participant (to obtain the discount for the conference fee):

    http://www.conferencedevelopments.com/section/Presentation

    or contact the local organizer: jesus.ferreiro@ehu.eus

    Costs

    Summer school fee: free (including two lunches and refreshments)

    Reduced conference fee: 75 euro

    University residence rooms: 42 euro single room or 76 euro double room per night, including breakfast (dinner optional 7,30 euro per meal)

     

    More information

    Irene van Staveren, email: staveren@iss.nl