Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions AIRLEAP

  • AIRLEAP is a non-profit organization. We are incorporated in the state of Virginia, in the United States, but our audience, and the relevance of the topics that we address, are worldwide.
  • We are deeply concerned about the issues of integrity and responsible leadership in economics as they relate to economic discourse, economic decision making, and the career development of economists and related professionals … (full text Homepage).

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About; AIRLEAP seeks to study and promote integrity and responsible leadership in economics and related professions. We are a charitable and educational, non-profit organization that is incorporated in the state of Virginia, and we are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 36-4600302). 

Our approach to the issues of integrity and responsible leadership is positive—not negative—with a focus on fostering and disseminating useful and influential thought. We are open to a variety of possible mechanisms for carrying out this mission. For example, we will sponsor and organize sessions at economics conferences where research findings on these issues will be presented.

Our Mission: AIRLEAP is a non-profit organization which seeks to promote integrity and responsible leadership in economics and related professions. It plans to do so in a positive manner, by fostering and disseminating useful and influential thought. The Association is open to a variety of possible mechanisms for carrying out this mission. For example, it will sponsor and organize sessions at economics conferences where research findings on the topic are presented.

The motivation behind AIRLEAP derives, first and foremost, from the recognized importance of economics. Among all the occupations and fields of study, economics is surely quite unique in that it underlies the control and management of society’s resources. Yet, it is common knowledge that the most important aspects of economics, as a force in our lives, are quite remote from the thoughts and actions that typically govern the daily business of the economics profession. The routine work of economists—whether those economists are academics, government officials, or private sector analysts—is governed by immediate factors that directly affect their careers. Such factors would surely include, for instance, economists’ ability to promote the goals of their own institutions, to support and help popularize their subfields (or circle of colleagues), to publish in accredited (and, wherever possible, prestigious) journals, to acquire research funding, and to move up the career ladder wherever they are employed … (full text).

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