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
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.