Membership Information & Benefits
Joining ESA and Subscribing to its Journals (Experimental Economics and Journal of the Economic Science Association)
ESA membership provides access to the ESA's journals, the opportunity to register for ESA conferences, and the ability to vote in ESA elections.
To join the ESA, you must sign up for an account on the ESA website. 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 free 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.
An ESA Membership is tied to a specific calendar year. Memberships for a given year can be purchased before that year begins or during that year. Memberships for different years are available at any point in time so it is important that you select the correct membership year for your needs. The ESA does not provide refunds for memberships.
Paid membership in the Economic Science Association for a given calendar year includes electronic subscriptions to both Experimental Economics and Journal of the Economic Science Association for that calendar year. Electronic subscriptions are updated quarterly in January, April, July, and October.
Those members purchasing their membership for a given year before the start of that calendar year will also have the opportunity to purchase print subscriptions to Experimental Economics and/or Journal of the Economic Science Association for an additional charge. Print subscriptions are not included with membership. Print subscriptions are updated annually in January.
For ESA conferences that require registration through the ESA site, conference registration is limited to only those individuals with paid memberships for the calendar year in which the meeting is being held. Having a membership for a future year or a previous year does not entitle you to register for a conference in the current year.
The ESA holds open elections for its executive board and officers. Individuals with a paid membership for a given calendar year are entitled to vote in elections held during that calendar year.
Membership dues are $50. Students can join at the concessionary rate of $20. Those who wish to join and reside in countries not classified as high-income by the World Bank may also join at the concessionary rate of $20.
All members receive electronic access to both of the Association’s journals: Experimental Economics and Journal of the Economic Science Association. Electronic subscriptions are updated quarterly.
Members wishing to purchase print subscriptions to either journal for a given year must do so before January 1 of that year and must have purchased a membership for that year.
The cost of a print subscription for Experimental Economics is $40.
The cost of a print subscription for the Journal of the Economic Science Association is $30.
How to Join
To become a paid member click on the Sign Up link, select the appropriate checkbox for membership, and provide your billing information.