If you are interested in the morality of markets, the ethics of economics and business more broadly, and changing they way economics deals with values and real-world problems, these are places where you might find others who share your questions and ideas, or information that helps you develop your thoughts.

Association for Social Economics (ASE)

Logo Association for 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 the Association for Social Economics include the mutual relationships among ethics, social values, concepts of social justice, and the social dimensions of economic life.”

Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (DD-Econ)

logo of diversifying and decolonizing economics networkDD-Econ is “a network of economists that aim to promote inclusiveness in economics, both in terms of academic content and in its institutional structures. We are working to promote an economics field free of discrimination, including sexism, racism, and discrimination based on approach and geography. This involves promoting inclusive practices at sites that determine what legitimate knowledge is.”

Economic History Association (EH.net)

Logo of the Economic History AssociationThe Economic History Association aims “to encourage and promote teaching, research, and publication on every phase of economic history, broadly defined, and to encourage and assist in the preservation and administration of the materials for research in economic history.” Among others it “owns and operates the EH.net website and mailing lists to provide resources and promote communication among scholars in economic history and related fields.”

Economists for Inclusive Prosperity

Ebook introducing the economists for inclusive prosperityEconomists for Inclusive Prosperity is “a network of academic economists committed to an inclusive economy and society. Our members develop and discuss policy ideas based on sound scholarship.” Membership of Econfip is open to all academic economists. The ‘price of membership’ for EfIP is a 10-12 page policy brief.

European Business Ethics Network (EBEN)

EBEN - European Business Ethics Network logoThe European Business Ethics Network “supports initiatives at cross-European, National and regional levels. We have 18 National Networks established in several countries. There are active groups in over 40 countries and always the possibility of forming more established National EBEN Networks.”

European SPES Institute

logo European SPES InstituteThe European SPES Institute is “an international network of individuals and organizations promoting spirituality in economic and social life. It is our belief at the European SPES Institute that spiritually motivated actors who define success in multidimensional and holistic terms may serve the common good of nature, future generations and society.”

Finance and Society Network (FSN)

Logo of the Finance and Society NetworkThe Finance and Society Network (FSN) is “an interdisciplinary research network dedicated to fostering new perspectives on the social implications of contemporary finance. It has three key functions: (1) To collate and distribute relevant announcements through a regular newsletter; (2) To facilitate the organisation of events, including conferences, workshops, and other meetings; (3) To provide routes to publication through our partner outlets. Membership is free.”

History of Economics Society (HES)

History of economics society“Since its formal establishment in 1974, the History of Economics Society has committed itself to encouraging interest, fostering scholarship, and promoting discussion among scholars and professionals in the field of the history of economics and related disciplines.”

International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)

logo of the international society for ecological economicsThe ISEE “assists its members and ecological economists, regional societies of ecological economics, related societies, and other organizations in such matters of common concern as can be dealt with more effectively by united action. To this end, the Society publishes a research journal, books, and other materials; holds and sponsors scientific meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.”

Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

Logo of the institute for new economic thinkingThe Institute for New Economic Thinking is “dedicated to the rigorous pursuit of innovative economic theories and methods that address society’s most pressing concerns. We are building a global community with thousands of new economic thinkers through our grantees and research networks, partnerships with leading universities and institutions, high-profile events, and growing student movements.”

Philosophy-Economics Network

philosophy-economics networkThe main objective of the Philosophy-Economics Network is “to promote and facilitate interactions between philosophy and economics on contemporary issues, and to circulate relevant information. It organizes biannual conferences on Economic Philosophy.”

PPE Society

PPE Society logoThe mission of the Philosophy, Politics & Economics Society mission is: “to encourage the interaction and cross-fertilization of three intellectual disciplines that are, in their history, deeply intertwined and that now, and going forward, have much to offer one another.”