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International Economic Association (IEA)

The IEA was founded in 1950 as a non-governmental organization at the instigation of the Social Sciences Department of UNESCO. Since its creation, it has maintained information and consultative relations with UNESCO. It is also a federated member of the International Social Science Council since 1973. IEA aims to promote personal contacts and mutual understanding among economists from different parts of the world through the organization of scientific meetings, common research programs, and publications of an international character on economic policies and problems of current importance.