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Association d'instituts européens de conjoncture économique/Association of  European Conjuncture Institutes


The main objective of the Association is to stimulate the exchanges between its members with a view to improve their insight into international economic developments. This ranges from the exchange of statistical or institutional information to discussions on economic policy Guidelines to common research activities. The AIECE was set up in 1957 on the initiative of the German DIW, the Belgian IRES and the French INSEE institutes.

" The main objective of the Association is to stimulate the exchanges between its members "


The AIECE organises between its members an exchange of view, of information and of literature on international economic developments, in particular in Europe. The Association provides the framework for joint activities of its members in areas of common interest. Its structure allows its members to develop common views on the future cyclical development.

In order to meet these objectives the Association has half-yearly plenary meetings, centred around a general report on the European conjuncture prepared in turn by one of the members in cooperation with the other member institutes, but also with discussions of the working group reports and of special surveys prepared by member institutes.

Occasionally, outside experts are invited to report on specific subjects or on non-European developments.

  • European economic outlook
  • Macroeconomic policies
  • International environment
  • World trade
  • Commodity prices
  • Longer-term issues
  • Methodological aspects


The AIECE is in principle open to independent European institutes involved in surveying economic conditions and developments, and in short-term macroeconomic forecasting. Independence is taken in its broadest meaning. In some countries there is no institute that is totally independent from the government of from societal organizations, and indeed one of the founding institutes is a public institute. However, the Association does not accept membership of institutes that are directly involved in conducting economic policy or are representing specific economic interests.

“ The Association is one of the few independent fora where the economic outlook of Europe is systematically discussed ”

Organisation & Contact

Steering Committee

Chairwoman : Mrs C. Mathieu, OFCE, Paris

Mr K-J. Gern, IFW, Kiel
Mr B. Ivanc, GZS, Ljubljana
Mr A. Koutroulis, KEPE, Athens
Mrs G. Meijerink, CPB, The Hague
M H. Mikosch, KOF, Zürich
Mrs L. Vincenzi, Prometeia, Bologna

Auditing Commissioners

Mr. M. Grömling, IW Cologne
Mrs K. Nagy, Kopint Tarki, Budapest


Mrs S. Dinjar - V. Leblanc
Institut de Recherches économiques et sociales - IRES
Place Montesquieu 3
BE - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Tel: 32-10-47 41 43 or 32-10-47 34 26
Fax: 32-10-47.39.45

E-mail: severine.dinjar@uclouvain.be or virgine.leblanc@uclouvain.be

AIECE - Association Of European Conjuncture Institutes


AIECE Contact

Association of

European Conjuncture Institutes

Tel: 32-10-47 41 43 or 32-10-47 34 26
Fax: 32-10-47.39.45

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"The AIECE is an association of independent economic research  institutes set up in 1957 to facilitate exchange on the economic outlook and economic policies in Europe. In 2019 the Association groups 40 members or observing institutes, representing 19 countries and 5 international organizations."     » read more