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.
Founded in 1922, the WEAI is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated "to encourage and communicate economic research and analysis". The mission that inspired the creation of a fledgling academic society 100 years ago still guides and informs the organization to this day as its activities and publications reach around the globe.