ISSN (e) 1759-7331
(print) 1759-7323
Quantitative Economics
An open-access journal in quantitative economics
Journal of the
Econometric Society

Aims and Scope

Quantitative Economics is oriented towards (1) empirical research that is rigorously informed by econometrics and/or economic theory and (2) econometric and theory work that is empirically directed. In particular, the journal welcomes theoretical and computational papers that have empirical orientation, such as work on identification or estimation and computational techniques with practical interest. Quantitative Economics aims at covering a variety of applied fields, including labor economics, industrial organization, development and growth economics, macroeconomics, international economics, public finance and social economics.

The editorial board is especially interested in providing a forum for papers that are innovative beyond established types of analysis, for papers that are willing to challenge conventional ways of conducting empirically oriented work, and for papers that build new bridges across fields.

Quantitative Economics’ editorial board strives to reduce the length of the editorial process, keeping at a minimum multiple revisions and trying to avoid delays while maintaining the highest standards in the editorial process. Most submitted articles are refereed carefully at Quantitative Economics. Nevertheless, some papers are rejected after having been read by a member of the editorial board but without providing detailed reports. This is intended as a service to authors to avoid them waiting when papers are clearly not suitable, and also to save on the scarce resource of referees. An international board of editors, together with the generous help of many referees, works hard to maintain the deep and timely reviews, thereby encouraging submissions of the highest quality.

We strongly encourage recent Ph. D. graduates to submit their work to Quantitative Economics. Our policy is to take into account the fact that recent graduates are less experienced in the process of writing and submitting papers.