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 800 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.
Labour Economics, published by Elsevier Science, is the official journal of EALE. A subscription to the journal ‘Labour Economics’, is an integral part of individual membership of EALE.
The Association publishes a Newsletter twice per year.
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.