The Centre for Associative Economics was established in 2001 to disseminate material on associative economics worldwide, but especially in the English-speaking world. Originally using the imprints of New Economy Publications, Rudolf Steiner Archive Series and Associative Economics Institute, it now uses Associative Economics Worldwide and Christopher Houghton Budd / Collected Works (CHB/Collected Works). It also holds an archive of Associative Economics Journals published from 1980 to 2015.

The Centre is a private limited company registered in England and controlled by a non-profit association dedicated to furthering associative economics anywhere in the world.