AIRLEAP studies and promotes integrity and responsible leadership in economics and related professions. We are a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and incorporated in the state of Missouri.
Our approach to the issues of integrity and responsible leadership is positive—not negative—with a focus on fostering and disseminating useful and influential thought. We are open to a variety of possible mechanisms for carrying out this mission. For example, we have organized sessions at economics conferences where research findings on these issues have been presented. These have included sessions at the annual meetings of the American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, and the Society of Government Economists. We have also organized training seminars at the World Bank and at meetings of the Society of Government Economists, and we are planning for additional training programs at the upcoming meetings of the Eastern Economic Association and Southern Economic Association.
AIRLEAP is quite fortunate to have Directors such as Deirdre McCloskey and George DeMartino who have achieved world-renown status in the study and promotion of professional ethics, scientific integrity, and responsible leadership in economics.
AIRLEAP membership is free, and all who share our interests in promoting integrity and responsible leadership in economics and associated professions are welcome to join us. We also need volunteers, and of course, any contributions would be helpful to us as well. Please learn more about us by visiting our website (airleap.org), by attending one of our events, or by stopping by at our exhibitor’s booth at the annual meetings of the American Economic Association.
While our regular membership is free and open to all, we ask our AIRLEAP members to make a general statement, so that members may better understand our mission, and our membership base may have greater meaning and relevance. Your acceptance of our invitation to become a member assumes that you have made this statement:
As a member of the Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP) I agree: (1) To think about the principles of integrity and responsible leadership in economics and associated professions; (2) To abide by these principles whenever it is feasible to do so (without, for example, overly jeopardizing the well-being of myself or others); (3) When it is not feasible to act in accordance with such principles, to explore what actions I can take, or AIRLEAP can take, to improve the situation; (4) To speak in support of the study and promotion of integrity and responsible leadership, in a positive, professional manner, without directly or indirectly belittling, defaming, denouncing, or disrespecting any individuals or groups; and (5) To encourage myself and others to take pride in being committed to integrity and responsible leadership in economics and associated professions.