The Association of Christian Economists (ACE) was formed in December 1982 at the Allied Social Science Association meetings. ACE aims to encourage Christian scholars to explore and communicate the relationship between their faith and the discipline of economics, and to promote interaction and communication among Christian economists. ACE currently has approximately 300 members — Christian economists in academia, business, and government, drawn from around the globe.
ACE-sponsored activities include:
- Faith & Economics, an online, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Association of Christian Economists each spring and fall. It includes original research articles and book reviews.
- Professional sessions and an annual meeting held as part of the annual gathering of the Allied Social Sciences Associations in the U.S. every January.
- Faithful Economy, a podcast about Economics, Theology, and Ethics.
- Occasional fellowship and professional gatherings held at other times and places.
Our current ACE officers are:
President: Stephen Smith (Hope College)
Vice President: Sarah Hamersma (Syracuse University)
Secretary: Enoch Hill (Wheaton College)
Treasurer: Kristen Cooper (Gordon College)
Executive Committee Members:
The lead editors of Faith & Economics are:
Executive Editor: Steven McMullen (Hope College)
Managing Editor: Lance Wescher (Covenant College)
Book Review Editor: Jeff Bloem (IFPRI)
The Ace Webmaster is:
Steven McMullen (Hope College)
Donations: If you are interested in donating money to support the work of ACE, please see our donations page.
An organization similar to but independent of ACE-North America serves economists around the world from its base in the United Kingdom–ACE-UK. Their web-page can be accessed here.