Journal of Economic Perspectives

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The Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP) attempts to fill a gap between the general interest press and most other academic economics journals. The journal aims to publish articles that will serve several goals: to synthesize and integrate lessons learned from active lines of economic research; to provide economic analysis of public policy issues; to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas among the fields of thinking; to offer readers an accessible source for state-of-the-art economic thinking; to suggest directions for future research; to provide insights and readings for classroom use; and to address issues relating to the economics profession. Articles appearing in the journal are normally solicited by the editors and associate editors. Proposals for topics and authors should be directed to the journal office.

All issues of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (1987 - present) are now publicly accessible online at no charge, compliments of the American Economic Association.

Current Issue: Volume 26, Issue 4, Fall 2012

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David H. Autor

Chang-Tai Hsieh
John A. List

Timothy Taylor
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Ann Norman
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Katherine Baicker, Harvard University
Benjamin G. Edelman, Harvard University
Robert C. Feenstra, University of California at Davis
Raymond Fisman, Columbia University
Gordon Hanson, University of California at San Diego
Susan Houseman, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Anil Kashyap, University of Chicago
Jonathan Morduch, New York University
Rohini Pande, Harvard University
Bruce Sacerdote, Dartmouth College
Kerry Smith, Arizona State University
Chad Syverson, University of Chicago

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All issues of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (1987 - present) are now publicly accessible online at no charge, compliments of the American Economic Association.

John A. List (University of Chicago) has joined the Journal of Economic Perspectives as a co-editor.

David Autor (MIT) has succeeded Andrei Shleifer (Harvard) as editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.