The work of Economics Conference participants informs the thinking behind the ae Quality Guarantee Mark, established worldwide in 1998 by the Associative Economics Association based in England and Switzerland. Unlike many such schemes, the ae Mark is not a trade mark, but a guarantee mark. It is a self-auditing tool designed to appeal to the conscience of those involved in economic life. It is not a regulatory instrument or set of management guidelines, but if those concerned align with its precepts then their conduct should bear the hallmark of associative thinking.
The ideas behind the ae Mark can be explored through The Colours of Money seminars and The Colours of Money Handbook.