In 1922, a group of 21 academics calling themselves the Pacific Association of Collegiate Schools of Business and Departments of Economics gathered in Portland, Oregon, to talk economics.
Ideas were presented, challenges were raised, and camaraderie was formed as the region’s brightest minds shared their collective knowledge. Over the decades, the organization now known as WEAI has fostered the same spirit of collaboration and engagement for all.
Today, WEAI is a non-profit, educational community dedicated to sharing economic research and analysis. We publish two quarterly journals—Economic Inquiry and Contemporary Economic Policy—that are purposefully written for as wide a range of readers as possible. Our conferences are lively forums for members to share their research and encourage discussion in an inclusive and constructive environment.
Approximately 2,000 economists from around the world are members of WEAI. They come from academia, business, government and research to be a part of an organization that champions their diversity of experience and thought.