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The International Union of Economists (IUE) is an independent international nongovernmental organization founded in 1991 by academic and practicing economists, bankers and entrepreneurs from across the world to facilitate the global economic and social progress.

The International Union of Economists holds the General Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council; is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information, Non-government Organizations (DPI NGO UN); is a member of the International Union of Scientific and Technical Associations and Organizations (UATI) under UNESCO.

Today the International Union of Economists has members in 48 countries. It has its representative offices and branches in 22 countries.

Members of IUE are national and regional unions and associations of economists, outstanding academic and practicing economists, public figures, government officials, representatives of business from across the world. The Union membership is available for everyone who shares its goals and operating principles.

The International Union of Economists holds international forums, conferences, round tables, workshops, symposiums, meetings, congresses on regional development, and exhibitions.

The IUE headquarters is at the House of Economist in Moscow, Russia.


Goals of the International Union of Economists:

·         To promote economic reforms as a driver for development of the global community.

·         To contribute to development and implementation of national and international projects and programs for efficient economic development, acceleration of economic growth, development of the integration processes across the world.

·         To facilitate broad international communication of knowledge in the various branches of economics, science, engineering and other areas.

·         To provide practical assistance in the development of small and medium-sized business.

·         To find and implement new forms of international cooperation.

·         To expand cooperation with national and international organizations, unions, and associations in the social/economic and research/engineering domains.


Core activities of the International Union of Economists:

·         UN programs.

·         Program for Development of International Economic Cooperation.

·         Program for International and Domestic Forums, Conferences, Congresses, Exhibitions.

·         Program for Multilevel Interaction with Government and Public Institutions.

·         Program for Development of Creative Potential of the Youth.

·         Education and Publishing Program.

·         Research programs: New Models of Global Economy Development; Progressive Forms of International Integration; Global Experience and Russian Economy; Economic Security; Innovation in Education; Ensuring Environmental Sustainability; Globalization and Global Progress; Spreading the Global Experience with Anti-Crisis Measures; Development of the Power Industry: Energy Efficiency and Search for New Power Sources; Efficient Development of Cities and Capitals of States; and other topical, informational and educational programs, extensive publishing activities.


The International Union of Economists partners with the agencies of the UN, UNESCO, Eurasian Economic Union, European Union, various international organizations, and holds events under the auspices of these organizations.

Within the scope of its Publishing Program, the International Union of Economists publishes newspapers, magazines, bulletins and other literature with a total annual circulation of about 11 million copies. Among them are The Transactions of the International Union of Economists and the Free Economic Society of Russia, newspapers Economic News of Russia and the Commonwealth, The Customs Reporter, regulatory collection Documents, and the Information Bulletin of the International Union of Economists — the Econom magazine.

The International Union of Economists is an ever-developing system. Some of its programs and projects have been running for 25 years, others transform, merge or end, giving way to new developments. The IUE runs a number of joint programs in partnership with the Free Economic Society of Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences, International Academy of Management, reputable Russian and foreign public organizations. The programs are implemented with the engagement of public officials, entrepreneurs, business professionals and bankers, prominent Russian and international academic economists.


The activities of the IUE are governed by its Charter goals and main focus areas, which are revised and approved by the IUE members every five years. The IUE Members Meeting is the highest body of the IUE that gathers together every year to discuss the urgent issues of global economy development:

·         1992 —Promotion of Economic and Social Progress of the World Community (Warsaw, Poland);

·         1993 — Key Aspects of Global Economy Development (San Francisco, USA);

·         1994 — Regional Economy (Barcelona, Spain);

·         1995 — Non-Governmental Forms of International Economic Cooperation (Sidney, Australia);

·         1996 — IUE Goals Related to Global Development Trend (Paris, France);

·         1997 — A Human in Business and Economy (Jerusalem, Israel);

·         1998 — Financial Market. Capital Market. The Present and the Future of Investments (Miami, USA, Mexico);

·         1999 — Economics of the Non-Productive Sphere: Aspects of International Cooperation (Limassol, Cyprus);

·         2000 — Strategy of Economic Development of Russia in the 21st Century (Moscow, Russia);

·         2001 — Global Economy and International Economic Relations (Dubrovnik, Croatia);

·         2002 — Industrial and Social Policy in the Countries with Transition Economy (Cape Town, Republic of South Africa);

·         2003 — Role and Place of the European Cooperation in the Development of the World Economy (Regensburg, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary);

·         2004 — Globalization and Economic Development (Varadero, Cuba);

·         2005 — Questions of Financing of Human Settlements and Urban Development (Nairobi, Kenya);

·         2006 — Strategy of Social and Economic Development of the Countries with Transitional Economy in Correspondence with Millennium Declaration (New York, USA);

·         2007 —Special Economic Zones — World Experience (Shanghai, Sanya, China);

·         2008 — Power Industry of the Future: Economic Problems (Aqaba, Jordan);

·         2009 — The World Economy until 2020: Forecast and Reality (Miami, USA);

·         2010 — The World Experience of Anti-Crisis Measures. Peculiarities of Economy Globalization (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil);

·         2011 — Economic Problems of the States' Capitals (Vienna, Austria);

·         2012 — World Community Social and Economic Development: Modern Trends, Problems, Prospects (Republic of Seychelles, Mahe Island);

·         2013 — New Economy: Optimum Models (Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, USA);

·         2014 — Social Dimensions of the New Global Economy (Sydney, Australia; Queenstown, Christchurch, New Zealand);

·         2015 — Progressive Forms of International Economic Integration (Republic of Indonesia Island of Bali);

·         2016 — The World Today: The New Economic Reality (Moscow, Russia).