Norbert Häring is co-founder and co-director of the World Economics Association (WEA), which was launched on May 16, 2011. Already over 12,000 economists and related scholars have joined. This phenomenal success has come about because the WEA fills a huge gap in the international community of economists – the absence of a professional organization which is truly international and pluralist.
The organization publishes three online-based academic jounrals. The World Economic Review and Economic Thought have open peer-review. The Real World Economics Reviewis a policy oriented journal with a worldwide readership of over 20,000.
National Chaptern provide members in individual countries to network and to develop their own initiatives.
The WEA also organizes Online-Konferenzen.
Membership is not dependent on paying a membership-fee. However, WEA encourages members who can afford it to commit to paying a voluntary memberhip-fee.
The World Economics Association (WEA) seeks to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economic thought. Its key qualities are worldwide membership and governance, and inclusiveness with respect to: (a) the variety of theoretical perspectives; (b) the range of human activities and issues which fall within the broad domain of economics; and (c) the study of the world’s diverse economies.