The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) has been founded in Palma de Mallorca in July 2005 as a not-for-profit association supporting the study in the field of economics of inequality (see list of founding members).

The Society aims at providing an international forum for all researchers interested in the analysis of economic inequality and related fields, bringing together the diversity of perspectives, improving the interaction between researchers, policy makers and all the actors interested in understanding the determinants and the implications of economic inequality and its measurement.

Ecineq has now over 300 members from more than seventy countries, affiliated with universities and other institutions.