The Economics Society of Northern Alberta is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that is supported solely by membership fees, event fees and individual donations.
The objectives of the Economics Society of Northern Alberta are:
- To promote better understanding and informed public discussion of important economic issues by organizing events that feature prominent presenters; and
- To support academic achievement in economics through provision of scholarships.
The Economics Society of Northern Alberta has a history that spans more than 40 years in the province of Alberta. In the early 1970s, a group of individuals with experience, training or an interest in economics, began to organize meetings in Edmonton to hear speakers and exchange ideas. Because an Economics Society of Alberta already existed in Calgary, the Edmonton group affiliated itself with that group as the Economics Society of Alberta, Edmonton Section. In the early 1980s, the Economics Society of Northern Alberta was registered as a separate society.
Senior Economist/Policy Analyst
Western Economic Diversification Canada