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.

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Current Issue: Volume 30, Issue 1, Winter 2016

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Mark Gertler
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Nick Bloom, Stanford University
Dora Costa, University of California, Los Angeles
Amy Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University
Guido Lorenzoni, Northwestern University
Emi Nakamura, Columbia University
Richard Newell, Duke University
Valerie Ramey, University of California, San Diego
Scott Stern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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.