Association for the Study of the Grants Economy
Founded in 1968, ASGE is devoted to the study of unilateral transfers in the economy. Unilateral transfers are an important feature of intergovernmental economics, intra-family resource allocation, and nonprofit service provision. ASGE affirms the importance of the interdependence of utility among individuals as a motivating force behind such transfers.
Bringing economic analysis to bear on other-regarding behaviors such as personal philanthropy and caregiving within families, ASGE is devoted to the use of economic methodology to study nonmarket forms of reciprocity, linking economics to philosophy, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences.
Over the past 35 years, significant literatures have developed in the economics of government spending, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the family. An active member of the Allied Social Sciences Assocation, ASGE hosts sessions at the annual ASSA conference. ASGE also sponsors occasional international congresses.
For information on membership, conference sessions, or other matters, please contact ASGE by email at the address given below.
Janos Horvath, President
Theodore Tsukahara, Jr., Vice President
Eleanor Brown, Secretary
Arthur C. Brooks, Conference Program Chair