AIECE (Association d’Instituts Européens de Conjoncture Économique)
AIECE is an association where its members can exchange information on the economic conjecture of Western Europe.
AIECE’s members diagnose and forecast on political policies and in particular on:
Long-term perspectives and structural changes;
Documentation and exchange of its members’ publications;
One gathering per semester where its members can exchange on key-figures, information and previsions;
Three permanent-working groups in order to forecast on global exchange rates of raw material, harmonise national forecasts on intra-European commerce, and to analyse long-term perspectives and structural changes;
Ad hoc working groups on issues such as under-employment, floating exchange rates, real interest rates, and on best methodologies for carrying out analysis;
Semester gatherings where its members exchange on, firstly in working commissions then in plenary sessions, reports prepared by its working groups and a report on the European economic conjuncture prepared by one of its members. Non-member experts are also invited to contribute on a chosen theme or on the economic conjecture outside of Europe.
How AIECE is organised
AIECE welcomes all European independent institutes which analyse and forecast on economic conjectures and on macroeconomy – like BIPE.
However, in reality ‘independence’ must be interpreted in its broadest sense. Some European countries do not possess institutes totally independent of the State, or alternatively, State institutes were founders of AIECE. However, we can confirm that AIECE is not dependent on any establishment – which avoids AIECE from being exposed to any kind of influence.
AIECE is the only forum where economic perspectives of Western Europe are discussed systematically. In AIECE, officials of national and international establishments, protected from the glare of publicity, can freely discuss their opinions.
In 2016, AIECE has 40 members or observers from 21 countries and 4 international institutes (UE, OECD, IMF and EBC).