National Economics Association
The National Economics Association (NEA) was founded in 1969 as the Caucus of Black Economists to promote the professional lives of minorities within the profession, and to produce and distribute knowledge of economic issues that are of exceptional interest to native and immigrant African Americans, Latinos, and other people of Color.
The NEA holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Allied Social Sciences Association in January of each year. At the meeting, HUEDAA supports the Howard University Economics Department when the Department hosts its reception by sending a delegation to help promote the Department. HUEDAA’s delegation also attends NEA sponsored panels and the Westerfield Luncheon, a luncheon where a renowned Black Economist is recognized for his or her contribution to the field of Economics.
HUEDAA also provides a travel stipend to a graduate economics student from Howard University to attend the meeting as a means of broadening and enhancing their educational experiences.