Centre for Associative Economics

Under various imprints, and aimed at lay and professional readers alike, the Centre for Associative Economics sponsors a range of publications designed to further understanding of the associative approach to economic life. Publishing is part of the Centre’s on-going Archive Project, which aims to provide a ‘literature’ – both historical and current – specifically related to associative economics.

The publications take two mains forms. Articles and Papers that are seminal in character and published as contributions to current debates. These publications are part of on-going seminar work conducted in many places around the world. Books and Booklets that combine archival material and new texts that consider key economic questions in the light of associative economics. Their emphasis is on effecting practicable change, whether of concepts, policies or institutions.

Promoting understanding of an associative approach to economic life

The Centre for Associative Economics was established in 2001 to disseminate material on associative economics worldwide, but especially in the English-speaking world. Originally using the imprints of New Economy Publications, Rudolf Steiner Archive Series and Associative Economics Institute, it now uses Associative Economics Worldwide and Christopher Houghton Budd Collected Works. It also holds an archive of associative economics journals published from 1980 to 2015.

The Centre provides a focus for worldwide collaboration, with many of its authors being colleagues in the Economics Conference of the Goetheanum.

The Centre is a private limited company registered in England and controlled by a non-profit association dedicated to furthering associative economics anywhere in the world.