The Econometric Society was founded to promote studies that aim at a unification of the theoretical-quantitative and empirical-quantitative approach to economic problems and that are penetrated by constructive and rigorous thinking.
Quantitative Economics was created in 2009 to provide a home for papers that fulfill this vision, complementing the role currently played by Econometrica.
Ragnar Frisch, the first president of the Econometric Society envisioned the society as promoting studies that aim at the unification of the theoretical-quantitative and the empirical-quantitative approach to economic problems and that are penetrated by constructive and rigorous thinking.
Quantitative Economics, a new journal sponsored by the Econometric Society, is designed to provide a home for papers that fulfill this vision. As such, it will complement the role currently played by Econometrica.
Quantitative Economics will be oriented towards empirical research that is rigorously informed by econometrics and/or economic theory and econometric and theory work that is empirically directed. This does not imply, however, that the journal does not welcome theoretical and computational papers. Theory has a place in the new journal if it has an obvious empirical orientation (such as work on identification or estimation and computational techniques with practical interest).
The work published by QE will be united by substance rather than methodology. We aim at covering a variety of applied fields, including labour economics, industrial organization, development and growth economics, macroeconomics, international economics, public finance and social economics.
QE’s editorial board will strive to reduce the length of the editorial process, keeping at a minimum multiple revision and trying to avoid delays while maintaining the highest standards in the editorial process. At the same time, the editorial board is especially interested in providing a forum for papers that are innovative beyond established types of analysis and are willing to challenge conventional ways of conducting empirical work.