About SASE

Founded in 1989, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is an international, inter-disciplinary organization with members in over 50 countries on five continents. The academic disciplines represented in SASE include economics, sociology, political science, management, psychology, law, history, and philosophy. The membership of SASE also includes business people and policy makers in government and international organizations.

Consult the SASE meetings archive to view past conference themes and locations. And for an overview of all SASE conferences since its founding in 1989, consult this pdf.

SASE is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and event participants, irrespective of, for example, race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, religion, disability, veteran status, or socio-economic status. Our association exists for the purposes of scholarly, educational, and professional exchange; much of the richness and vitality of this exchange is owed to SASE’s diverse membership and spirit of inclusiveness. We provide inclusionary events such as the Women and Gender (WAG) Forum, conference fees are based on socio-economic status, we are dedicated to a Code of Conduct, and we consider diversity in committees and convener teams. Discrimination and harassment of colleagues, students, or other participants in SASE events undermines shared principles of equity, free inquiry, and free expression – and is considered by SASE to be a serious form of professional misconduct.

SASE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization organized under US law domiciled in Washington, DC.


To advance the understanding of economic behavior across a broad range of academic disciplines.

To support the intellectual exploration of economic behavior and its policy implications within the context of societal, institutional, historical, philosophical, psychological, and ethical factors.

To balance inductive and deductive approaches to the study of economic behavior at both micro and macro levels of analysis.