The Hong Kong Economic Association is intended to be a channel through which economists, business executives, government officials, as well as others interested in the working of the economy come together and share views and insights on economic issues of common concern and thus extend the frontiers of economic knowledge.

The Association is a fully accredited member of the International Economic Association in Paris.

The Association welcomes anyone, local or overseas, who shares the same interest in furthering the above objectives to join as members.

Members can participate in the Association's academic, intellectual, and social functions at subsidized rates and will receive the Pacific Economic Review, published by Wiley-Blackwell (formerly known as Blackwell Publishing) in the U.K. 5 times a year. Members pay a reduced submission fee when submitting to the Pacific Economic Review .