Quarterly Journal of Economics

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Quarterly Journal of Economics
Edited byRobert J. Barro, Lawrence F. Katz, Nathan Nunn, Andrei Shleifer, Stefanie Stantcheva
Publication details
Oxford University Press for Harvard University Department of Economics
5.920 (2011)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Q. J. Econ.
ISSN0033-5533 (print)
1531-4650 (web)
OCLC no.1763227

The Quarterly Journal of Economics is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Oxford University Press for the Harvard University Department of Economics. Its current editors-in-chief are Robert J. Barro, Lawrence F. Katz, Nathan Nunn, Andrei Shleifer, and Stefanie Stantcheva.


It is the oldest professional journal of economics in the English language,[1] and covers all aspects of the field—from the journal's traditional emphasis on micro-theory to both empirical and theoretical macroeconomics.


According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 6.662, ranking it first out of 347 journals in the category "Economics".[2] It is generally regarded as one of the top 5 journals in economics, together with the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies.

Notable papers[edit]

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


  1. ^ "The Quarterly Journal of Economics". Oxford Journals. Archived from the original on 14 February 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ "About | The Quarterly Journal of Economics". Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ Clark 1891: doi:10.2307/1879611.

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