Founded in 1971, the Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) promotes the improvement and application of Economics in Atlantic Canada. The Association organizes at least one conference per year, publishes written material, and maintains relationships with other appropriate professional organizations.
Economists in Atlantic Canada can participate in Association activities by becoming members and by being elected to the executive. The executive is composed of a president, a vice-president, a secretary-treasurer, the past president, three directors, and a member appointed by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council. A general meeting and a meeting of the executive are usually held in connection with the annual conference of the ACEA. The papers and proceedings of each annual conference are published in both paper and electronic form.