Norwegian Association of Economists
The Norwegian Association of Economists (Samfunnsøkonomene) is a professional membership association organising people with a higher degree in economics (Masters degree or higher), as well as students of economics.
Samfunnsøkonomene dates back to 1908 when it was founded by students at the University of Oslo. Samfunnsøkonomene is a collaborative network for economists discussing common issues related to the field. Furthermore, Samfunnsøkonomene is a professional association that seeks to further the field of economics, the interests of economists and provide information to the public on economic issues.
The Association publishes two journals, Samfunnsøkonomen with nine issues a year, and Norsk Økonomisk Tidsskrift which is published online. Samfunnsøkonomene also arranges annual conferences and seminars on Economic topics such as the Researchers’ Annual Meeting, the Monetary Policy Symposium and the Autumn Conference, in addition to breakfast seminars.
Potential members include researchers and applied economists in business, government and public institutions, universities, research and teaching institutions, and other organizations.
The Norwegian Association of Economists is part of the Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations (Akademikerne), which is the primary Norwegian organization dedicated to improving salary and working conditions for professionals with a higher education. For more information about Akademikerne, please read up on their website: www.akademikerne.no