About this series
The IEA was founded in 1950 as a Non Governmental Organization, at the instigation of the Social Sciences Department of UNESCO. This series of Conference Volumes publishes selected papers from past IEA World Congresses and other Roundtable events, representing issues discussed at sessions by both established and younger scholars from around the world. The IEA is committed to disseminating the discipline of economics at an international scale. Its aim from the beginning has been to promote personal contacts and mutual understanding among economists in different parts of the world through the organization of scientific meetings, through common research programs and by means of publications of an international character on problems of current importance.