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See AIRLEAP's Special Session at the Annual Meetings of the American Economic Association, Chicago, January 7, 2012

The Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP) is a non-profit organization. We are incorporated in the state of Virginia, in the United States, but our audience, and the relevance of the topics that we address, are worldwide.

We are deeply concerned about the issues of integrity and responsible leadership in economics as they relate to economic discourse, economic decision making, and the career development of economists and related professionals.

We believe that most economists and related professionals share our concerns, but many are doubtful that anything can be done to improve the state of affairs in economics, which has existed for quite some time. In fact, many arguments, both verbal and published, by prominent leaders in economics, have suggested that little can be done to improve economics in the areas of integrity and responsible leadership. Others have disagreed, and we are among them. We believe, in fact, that a great deal can be done to improve integrity and responsible leadership in economics. And, we are doing it.

In our mission statement we discuss our views and overall perspective, and how we plan to foster and promote integrity and responsible leadership in economics.

In our suppose page we dare to ask, and address, the difficult questions that must be asked to enable people to see what is truly going on in economics.

In our monthly happy-hour discussions and dinner meetings, and in our call for members and volunteers, we strive to spread the word about what we are doing, and to attract new people to help us.

In our AIRLEAP survey, we are collecting the hard facts the world should know regarding what is truly occurring in economics.

In our literature reviews and our research and publications, we are planning to analyze these issues and contribute to the existing literature about them.

Please surf our site and see what we are about.

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