Members include economists and financial experts from academe, government, and the private sector. They believe in the Society’s purpose of providing an educational and scientific forum for the global community of economists and others in related disciplines. By offering a variety of venues for communication, the opportunity is enhanced for members to exchange scholarly ideas and scientific research with colleagues worldwide. Networking opportunities abound through both the scientific programs and social and cultural activities. Members are welcomed from all areas of educational and scientific specialization without regard to methodological or political preferences.