The European Association of Young Economists (EAYE) is an association run by volunteer young economists for young economists. The main objective of the association is to foster interactions between young non-tenured researchers in economics.

The association is well-known for its annual conference, the EAYE Annual Meeting, previously known as the Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE), Created in 1996, the annual meeting had 30 participants in its first edition. Today, the EAYE Annual Meeting has become an international event. It has been organized in 13 different countries, gathers around 150 young researchers, and usually receives around 600 submissions every year. 

In the last years, the EAYE has developed its activities. We now also organize thematic workshops and sessions at the EEA-ESEM Congress dedicated to topics especially important for young economists. It relies on the values of research excellence, transparency, inclusiveness, and openness. Every young economist is welcome to propose new activities in line with the objectives and values of the EAYE. 

You can find the current members of the EAYE board here


We are pleased to announce that the Paris School of Economics will host the EAYE Annual Meeting 2024 in Paris. This year, the conference will be held in spring, from May 23 to 25. You can find all the relevant information by clicking the yellow button above.

We have extended the submission deadline until Monday, 20th November, 2023!

Bids for hosting the EAYE Annual Meeting:

We accept bids for hosting future editions of the EAYE Annual Meeting. We are especially interested in cities that are well-connected and where the EAYE was not hosted lately. Locations of previous editions can be found here.

If you or someone in your institution might be interested, please get in touch: and

Bids for hosting an EAYE Workshop:

We accept bids for organizing and hosting an EAYE Workshop on a specific topic within economics on an ongoing basis. The goal of the EAYE Workshops is to facilitate the interaction between young non-tenured researchers with senior experts in their specific field. We welcome submissions for all types of workshops: interactive workshop concepts, job market trainings, or intense feedback rounds with one to two experienced researchers.

Please be in touch and ask for more information and a short call before considering a potential bid: and

Previous edition of the Annual Meeting:

The 27th edition of the SMYE took place at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in September 2023. You can find the program here.

3rd EAYE Workshop on field experiments & experiments with non-standard subjects:

The workshop was hosted online by the University of Innsbruck in October 2021.