Membership of SBE

The Society of Business Economists is Europe’s largest network of economists. By joining the 600-strong group of vibrant and influential individuals, you show that you are committed to your profession and give yourself access to other professionals. 

Membership costs just £95 per 12 months and includes regular monthly seminars, masterclasses from leading researchers to ensure members are at the forefront of knowledge and reduced-rate access to our annual conference and annual dinner. We offer reduced rates for affiliates and for students. Membership is tax deductible.

Members are drawn from all areas of the profession including finance and commerce, industry, government departments, private sector consultants, business schools and universities. The Society welcomes both established economists and younger members, including recent graduates and students intending to follow a career in economics.

Affiliate status is available for those who are not eligible for membership. SBE Affiliates will have access to all meetings, events and masterclasses; they will not have voting rights or access to the Society’s membership list.

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The SBE is for those with a professional interest in business economics. The normal qualifications for full membership are either a degree with a substantial economics content and evidence of a continuing professional interest in economics; or a degree in another subject together with professional experience of economics, normally including current employment.

Full Membership is appropriate for most economists. Graduate Membership is open to those who are within two years of having a degree course with substantial economics content. Student Membership is open to undergraduates and those studying for a Masters degree in the UK. Fellowship is at the discretion of the SBE Council, with Fellows elected from the more senior members. Membership is individual and non-transferable. As a professional body, subscriptions paid by SBE members working in or using economics in their work can be offset against tax.

Affiliate Status is available for those who are not eligible for Membership but have an interest in business economics. SBE Affiliates will have access to all meetings, events and masterclases; they will not have voting rights or access to the Society’s membership list.

To join, please follow the links below. It costs £95 for Full membership; £50 for Graduate membership; £45 for Student Membership. Affiliate status costs £125.