Membership in the Midwest Economics Association provides economists an opportunity to meet and discuss economics, to have their work critiqued, to read about other's research, and to get to know each other.  While MEA meetings are traditionally open and friendly, they are also serious and scholarly. Any person who is or has been engaged in full-time or part-time teaching, research, or study in the fields of economics and business administration, or who has worked as an applied economist is eligible for membership in the MEA. Annual membership dues for professionals are $30 per year. Graduate student members' dues are $20 per year. Our fiscal year runs from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

The mission of the Midwest Economics Association is "the advancement of economic knowledge and the economics profession." The officers and governance committees of the Midwest Economics Association state unequivocally that working to diversify the economics profession and adhering to inclusive practices in all of its activities are part and parcel of advancing economics knowledge and the economics profession. By cultivating a more diverse profession, defined alongs lines of (including, but not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation, we can cultivate more rigorous, interesting, and useful economics knowledge. To further that goal, we adopt the American Economic Association's Code of Professional Conduct and Policy on Harassment and Discrimination in all activities supported by the Midwest Economics Association. We support the American Economic Association's Best Practices for Economists in pursuit of the Midwest Economics Association's mission of advancing economic knowledge and the economics profession.