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Quarterly Journal of Economics

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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)  Q. J. Econ.
Language  English
Discipline  Economics
Publication history  1886–present
Quarterly Journal of Economics
Edited by  Robert J. Barro, Elhanan Helpman, Lawrence F. Katz, Andrei Shleifer
Publisher  Oxford University Press for Harvard University Department of Economics

The Quarterly Journal of Economics is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Oxford University Press. Its current editors-in-chief are Robert J. Barro, Elhanan Helpman, Lawrence F. Katz, and Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University). It is the oldest professional journal of economics in the English language, and covers all aspects of the field—from the journal's traditional emphasis on microtheory, to both empirical and theoretical macroeconomics. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 5.920, ranking it second out of 320 journals in the category "Economics".

Some of the most influential and well-read papers in economics have been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, including:

  • "Distribution as Determined by a Law of Rent" (1891), by John B. Clark
  • "The Positive Theory of Capital and Its Critics" (1895), by Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
  • "Fallacies in the Interpretation of Social Cost" (1924), by Frank H. Knight
  • "The General Theory of Employment" (1937), by John Maynard Keynes (an expansion on Keynes' General Theory)
  • "The Interpretation of Voting in the Allocation of Economic Resources" (1943), by Howard Rothmann Bowen
  • "A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth" (1956), by Robert Solow
  • "The Market for "Lemons": Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism" (1970), by George Akerlof
  • "Job Market Signaling" (1973), by Michael Spence
  • "Equilibrium in Competitive Insurance Markets: The economics of markets with imperfect information" (1976), by Michael Rothschild and Joseph Stiglitz
  • "A Reformulation of the Economic Theory of Fertility" (1980), by Robert Barro and Gary Becker
  • "A Theory of Competition among Pressure Groups for Political Influence" (1983), by Gary Becker
  • "A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth" (1992), by N. Gregory Mankiw, David Romer, and David N. Weil
  • "Golden Eggs and Hyperbolic Discounting" (1997), by David Laibson
  • "Does Social Capital Have An Economic Payoff? A Cross-Country Investigation" (1997) by Stephen Knack and Philip Keefer
  • "A Theory of Fairness, Competition, and Cooperation" (1999), by Ernst Fehr and Klaus M. Schmidt
  • "Monetary Policy Rules And Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence And Some Theory" (2000), by Richard Clarida, Jordi Galí, and Mark Gertler
  • "Information Technology, Workplace Organization, and the Demand for Skilled Labor: Firm-Level Evidence" (2002) by Timothy F. Bresnahan, Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin M. Hitt
  • References

    Quarterly Journal of Economics Wikipedia

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