|Abbreviated title (ISO 4) J. Econ. Lit.|
Edited by Steven Durlauf
|Former names Journal of Economic Abstracts|
Publisher American Economic Association (United States)
The Journal of Economic Literature is a peer-reviewed academic journal, published by the American Economic Association, that surveys the academic literature in economics. It was established in 1963 as the Journal of Economic Abstracts, and is currently one of the highest ranked journals in economics. As a review journal, it mainly features essays and reviews of recent economic theories (as opposed to the latest research). The editor-in-chief is Steven Durlauf.
The journal originated a widely used classification system for publications in the field of economics.