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.

  • It is Time to Vote

    DECEMBER 20, 2014 is the LAST day to cast your vote!!

    It is now time to cast your ballot for the 2014 elections. We must elect our officers and trustees for 2015. You MUST be a member in good standing and logged into your account in order to vote.

    Click here for 2014 Annual Ballot and Bios.


    Please remember the ASE Plenary Session the evening of January 2nd.

    All of the ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL ECONOMICS Sessions and events will be held in the Boston Marriott Copley.
    Register as early as you can to be sure you can get lodging in that hotel.

    To register after September 10th or to get more information, go to http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php.

  • ASE at ASSA Plenary

    The Association for Social Economics will once again sponsor an opening plenary session at the 2015 Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meetings in Boston, MA. Please note the shift in days of the week for this year's conference.

    Guy Standing
    Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,
    Co-President, Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN)

    will speak on

    A Precariat Charter: Building a New Distribution System

    Friday, January 2, 2015
    6:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Salon E
    Boston Marriott Copley

    Followed by a reception

  • 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