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Joining a professional association is a great way to build your resume. You will also make connections with others in your field and gain more knowledge about topic areas that interest you. This page lists a few prominent Economic associations.
The American Economic Association
According to their website, "The American Economic Association was organized in 1885 at a meeting in Saratoga, New York, by a small group interested in economics. It was incorporated in Washington, DC, on February 3, 1923. The purposes of the Association are: 1) The encouragement of economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life; 2) The issue of publications on economic subjects; and 3) The encouragement of perfect freedom of economic discussion.
National Economic Association
According to their website, "The National Economic Association (NEA) was founded in 1969 as the Caucus of Black Economists to promote the professional lives of minorities within the profession. In addition to continuing its founding mission, the organization is particularly interested in producing and distributing knowledge of economic issues that are of exceptional interest to promoting economic growth among native and immigrant African Americans, Latinos, and other people of color."
National Association for Business Economics
NABE has existed since 1959 and aims to promote the use of economics in the workplace. "NABE's mission is to provide leadership in the use and understanding of economics."