The European Association of Labour Economists was founded in 1989 in order
to promote the advancement of knowledge in the field of labour economics in
Europe and elsewhere. It is a broad-based organisation in which all schools
of analysis are welcome to participate. Its activities include the
organisation of international conferences and workshop, the promotion of the
study and application of labour economics, the formation of international
groups concerned with research and teaching, and support to publications in
the field of labour economics.
Membership and organisation
EALE has more than 700 members from 25 countries. Membership is open to
both individuals and institutions. The Secretariat is
located at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA),
Maastricht University, Maastricht. The Association publishes a Newsletter twice per year.
Labour Economics, published by
Elsevier Science, is the official journal of EALE. An
electronic subscription to the journal
'Labour Economics', is an integral part of individual membership of EALE.
In addition to fees from its individual memberships and institutional
memberships EALE receives regular support
from the German Bundesagentur
für Arbeit, Banca D'Italia and Elsevier. The establishment of the Secretariat in Maastricht has received
financial support from the Maastricht University and the
Research Centre for Education and the
Labour Market. In addition support for the EALE conferences has come
from a number of other sources.
Other planned activities
EALE intends to develop a range of activities related to both research and
teaching. This is likely to include:
- support for the creation of international working groups and for
workshops to be held in Maastricht, where the EALE secretariat is based;
- contributions to the development of teaching in labour economics;
- assistance in the preparation of collective publications on selected
topics in labour economics;
- collaboration with other professional associations with related
interests in Europe and elsewhere.