Aims and thematic scope of the RIELF

Aims of RIELF are vast and multiple. Firstly, because they establish, broaden and strengthen academic and cultural links in order to propagate our discipline in its human, institutional and formal aspects. Secondly, because they influence research, contribute to raising educational levels and encourage young people to get involved. Finally, because they play an important role in bringing peoples together by strengthening their mutual perception and by intensifying exchanges specific to the understanding of their cultures.

Detailed thematic scope

General Economics and Teaching (Market for Economists, Sociology of Economics)

History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches (Economic Methodology, Socialist, Marxist, Modern Monetary Theory, Feminist Economics, Social Economics)

Mathematical and Quantitative Methods (Mathematical Methods, Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology, Single, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models, Single or Multiple Variables, Econometric Modeling, Mathematical and Simulation Modeling, Game Theory and Bargaining Theory, Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology)

Microeconomics (Household Behavior and Family Economics, Production and Organizations, Distribution, Market Structure, Pricing, Welfare Economics, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making, Micro-Based Behavioral Economics)

Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics (Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, Informal Economy, Prices, Business Fluctuations and Cycles, Money and Interest Rates, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macro-Based Behavioral Economics

International Economics (Trade, International Factor Movements and International Business, International Finance, International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy, Economic Impacts of Globalization)

Financial Economics (Financial Market, Financial Institutions and Services, Corporate Finance and Governance, Behavioral Finance)

Public Economics (Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, Fiscal Policies, Publicly Provided Goods, National Budget, Taxation, Subsidies, National Government Expenditures, State and Local Government, Intergovernmental Relations, Public Administration, Public Sector Accounting and Audits)

Health, Education, and Welfare (Health, Education and Research Institutions, Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty)

Labor and Demographic Economics (Labor Economics, Demographic Economics Demand and Supply of Labor, Wages and Labor Costs, Particular Labor Markets, Trade Unions, Mobility, Unemployment, Immigrant Workers Labor Discrimination, National and International Labor Standards)

Law and Economics (Property Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Common Law, Election Law, Antitrust Law, Business Law, Administrative Law, Cyber Law, Real Estate Law, Labor Law, International Law, Tax Law, Immigration Law, Human Rights Law, Gender Law, Litigation Process, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law)

Industrial Organization (Market Structure, Firm Strategy, Market Performance, Business Objectives of the Firm, Firm Organization, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Enterprises, Antitrust Policy, Industrial Policy, Manufacturing, Construction, Services, Transportation)

Business Administration and Business Economics • Marketing • Accounting • Personnel Economics (Production Management, Personnel Management, IT Management, Corporate Culture, Social Responsibility, Startups, Business Economics, Marketing and Advertising, Accounting and Auditing, Personnel Economics)

Economic History (Development of the Discipline: Historiographical – U.S. and Canada Pre–1913 and 1913–, Europe Pre–1913 and 1913–, Asia including Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Oceania)

Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth (Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Development Planning and Policy, Innovation and Invention, Research and Development, Technological Change, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital, Economic Growth, Economywide Country Studies)

Economic Systems (Capitalist Systems, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies, Other Economic Systems)

Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics (Sustainable Development, Agriculture, Renewable Resources, Nonrenewable Resources, Energy, Environmental Economics)

Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics (Regional Economics, Household Analysis, Real Estate Markets, Transportation Economics, Regional Government Analysis)

Other Special Topics (Cultural Economics, Economic Sociology, Economic Anthropology, Sports Economics, Tourism Economics)