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.

  • 15th World Congress of Social Economics
    “Doing Social Economics”
    Brock University June 22-24, 2015
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

    University of Glasgow

    Brock University is in St. Catharines, Ontario. Located within an hour’s drive of Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo, N.Y., Brock is easily accessible and close to major attractions, airports, and shopping.

    Registration Information will be available soon.

  • 2015 Membership Renewal is Now Due

    IT IS TIME to renew your membership for 2015 in the Association for Social Economics. Please log on to your account and renew your membership NOW! If you are not a member, please join us. Click here for more information about ASE membership.

    Membership includes subscriptions to our two journals - The Review of Social Economy and The Forum for Social Economics. On-line links are provided to members to back issues of these journals and specific articles can be downloaded with no charge. To support our aim of promoting high quality research, the Association for Social Economics sponsors the World Congress for Social Economics which meets every other year. We welcome your participation!


  • ASE Sessions at the
    Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting

    Call for Submissions for the Southern Economic Association Conference

    New Orleans, November 21-23, 2015

    Deadline for submission is April 15, 2015


    The annual conference of the Southern Economic Association will be held at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, LA during November 21-23, 2015 (Saturday-Monday).  The Association for Social Economics will host 1 or 2 sessions at the Southern meetings this year.  Research oriented towards the labor market, health, education, poverty, family structure, and welfare of the general population in the U.S. as well as in any other parts of the world are especially welcome.

    Email submissions must include the author’s (and co-author’s) name, affiliation, address, fax number, phone number and email address.  The title of the paper and two JEL code classifications should also be attached with the proposal.  Please submit your proposals to Dr. Aparna Mitra (amitra@ou.edu) by April 15, 2015

  • ASE Blog and Listserv

    We are pleased to announce that the ASE Blog is now up and running under the direction of Professor Mark D. White. Click on the Typepad Blog icon found in the site banner under "Follow Us" for access. Mark is also in charge of the new twitter account for ASE which can also be accessed by clicking on the twitter icon found in the site banner under "Follow Us".

    Professor John B. Davis has started a listserv for ASE. The goals of this listserv are to increase communication, knowledge of research and activities, and opportunities for interaction between individuals within the social economics community. Any member of the list can send postings to the list by sending them to the list manager, and they will be posted if they fall within the range of the listserv functions above. Place your posting in the body of your message, and send to: john.davis@marquette.edu. For the subject heading use: ASE listserv