Membership Information & Benefits

Joining ESA and Subscribing to Experimental Economics

Anyone may sign up for an account on the ESA website free of charge, in order to gain full access to the payment features of the site. Doing so also allows you to edit your User Profile to change the contact information that appears in the User Directory.

We also maintain two email groups that we encourage you to join. To join the groups, you may want to first create a Google email account as that would allow you to view the group page conveniently. The ESA Announcements group is for announcements of general interest to those in experimental economics. The ESA Experimental Methods Discussion group is for discussions, questions, and answers. Both groups are moderated to prevent spam or extraneous traffic. You may sign up to receive emails from each group. Or you may choose to participate in each group through its web interface, if you prefer not to receive messages on your email account. Note that complete archives of each group's messages are preserved for reference, so you may search them at any time for answers before posting your own questions.

Paid membership in the Economic Science Association includes a year's subscriptions to our journals, Experimental Economics and Journal of the Economic Science Association. Each academic year, we publish one volume consisting of three issues (four issues per volume beginning in 2005). We update each member's subscription status only once per year, at the beginning of January. This means, for example, that if you pay your membership dues in March, you will be considered a member for the next 21 months, but you will have to wait until the following January for your paid subscription to begin.

For ESA meetings which requires registration through this site, only paid members can register for these meetings.

Membership dues are $50 per year for students and $80 for faculty for those who want to subscribe to the print edition of Experimental Economics. Both students and faculty can instead opt for an electronic only subscription to Experimental Economics and pay a lower rate of $20 for students and $50 for faculty. Non-students from countries not classified as high-income by the World Bank are eligible for a concessionary rate of $50 if opting for the print edition of Experimental Economics or $20 for the on-line only subscription. All members will receive a subscription to the print edition of the new Journal of the Economic Science Association under either registration option. To become a paid member click on the Sign Up link, select appropriate checkbox for membership, and provide your billing information.

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