American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy publishes papers covering a range of topics, the common theme being the role of economic policy in economic outcomes. Subject areas include public economics; urban and regional economics; public policy aspects of health, education, welfare and political institutions; law and economics; economic regulation; and environmental and natural resource economics.
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New! AEJ: Economic Policy, Vol. 8, Iss. 1 -- February 2016

Best Paper Prize Nominations:

The AEA is seeking nominations for each of the four AEJs. Prizes will be announced in April 2016, selected from articles published in 2013, 2014, and 2015 of each AEJ. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2016.

AEJ: Economic Policy Best Paper Prize, 2015:

AEJ: Economic Policy, 4 (2),"Measuring the Output Responses to Fiscal Policy," Alan J. Auerbach and Yuriy Gorodnichenko

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The American Economic Association operates a Registry for Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs): While registration of RCTs is not mandatory, authors of papers that use RCTs are encouraged to register their experiments in the registry. Registration is free.

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Matthew D. Shapiro
University of Michigan

John N. Friedman
Brown University

Kate Ho
Columbia University

Dan Silverman
Arizona State University

Michelle DeBlasi
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Kelly Andrews
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Mel Carlson
Senior Editorial Assistant

Lauren Gattos
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Douglas Almond
Alan J. Auerbach
Leemore Dafny
Lucas Davis
Dhammika Dharmapala
Robert Feenstra
David Figlio
Louis Kaplow
Henrik Jacobsen Kleven
Wojciech Kopczuk
Adriana Lleras-Muney
Deborah J. Lucas
Erzo F. P. Luttmer
Kathleen McGarry
Magne Mogstad
Matt Notowidigdo
David Romer
Cecilia Rouse
Jonathan Skinner

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The American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics are now being indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index ® (SSCI), which is produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).

AEJ: Economic Policy publishes quarterly (February, May, August, November).

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