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.

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  • Keep Your Membership Status Current

    HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP in the Association for Social Economics. Please log on to your account to check your membership status and to 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!


  • Listserv

    Professor John B. Davis manages 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: Log into your account to view the email address.. For the subject heading use: ASE listserv


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