Econ Journal Watch welcomes submissions of Comments on articles that appear in economics journals. Published since 2004, as of 2019 EJW appears twice yearly, in March and September. EJW also welcomes essays, reflections, and investigations that speak to the nature and character of economics research and professional economists. EJW watches the journals for inappropriate assumptions, weak chains of argument, phony claims of relevance, omissions of pertinent truths, and irreplicability— EJW welcomes replication studies. EJW is an outlet for pointed, constructive criticism of professional economics. Articles appearing in EJW frequently apply theories of failure—market, government, organizational, intellectual, moral—to the practices and institutions of economists. An editorial conversation about publishing in EJW is found here.
EJW also welcomes submissions beyond Econ, from social sciences and history, as explained here.
Econ Journal Watch has been selected for coverage in the following indices and databases: Clarivate Analytics’ Social Sciences Citation Index ( SSCI)/Web of Science and Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences American Economic Association’s EconLit and Journal of Economic Literature EBSCO Host – Business Source Complete, Business Source Corporate Plus ProQuest ABI/INFORM Complete™ Directory of Open Access Journals Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) Elsevier Scopus Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities Gale/Cengage Learning
EJW legally exists within the Fraser Institute.
ISSN: 1933-527X Managing Editor
Jason Briggeman Austin Community College Math Reader
Warren C. Gibson, P.E.
Ph.D., Engineering Editorial Advisor
Jane Shaw Stroup
James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal Site Design and Operations
John Stephens EJW Advisory Council Terry L. Anderson, PERC; Hoover Inst. Charles W. Baird, Cal. St. Univ., East Bay Peter J. Boettke, George Mason Univ. Donald J. Boudreaux, George Mason Univ. Matthew Brown, Univ. Illinois, Springfield David Colander, Middlebury Coll. Tyler Cowen, George Mason Univ. Angus Deaton, Princeton Univ. Thomas DiLorenzo, Loyola U. Maryland Richard Ebeling, The Citadel Bruno S. Frey, Univ. Basel, Ch. Pierre Garello, Aix-Marseille Univ., Fr. Peter Gordon, Univ. So. California James D. Gwartney, Florida St. Univ. David Haddock, Northwestern Univ. Steve H. Hanke, Johns Hopkins Univ. David R. Henderson, Naval Postgr. Sch. Robert Higgs, The Independent Review Randall G. Holcombe, Florida St. Univ. Kevin Hoover, Duke University Israel Kirzner, New York Univ. Timur Kuran, Duke University Dwight Lee, So. Methodist Univ. Harry Markowitz, U. California, San Diego Deirdre N. McCloskey, Univ. Illinois, Chicago Roger Meiners, Univ. Texas, Arlington Philip Mirowski, Univ. Notre Dame Adrian Moore, Reason Fdn. Sam Peltzman, Univ. Chicago Martin Ricketts, Univ. Buckingham, UK Mario Rizzo, New York Univ. Colin Robinson, Univ. Surrey, UK Mauricio Rojas, EPIC, Madrid, Es. Paul H. Rubin, Emory Univ. Thomas Saving, Texas A&M Univ. William Shughart, Utah St. Univ. Vernon Smith, Chapman Univ. Richard L. Stroup, No. Carolina St. Univ. Alex Tabarrok, George Mason Univ. Nicolaus Tideman, Virginia Tech Karen Vaughn, George Mason Univ. Richard Vedder, Ohio Univ. Richard E. Wagner, George Mason Univ. Walter Williams, George Mason Univ. Bruce Yandle, Clemson Univ. Stephen Ziliak, Roosevelt Univ. Advisory Council In Memoriam Thomas Borcherding, Claremont Grad. Univ. James M. Buchanan, George Mason Univ. Ronald Coase, Univ. Chicago Mason Gaffney, U. California, Riverside Hal Hochman, Lafayette Coll. Deepak Lal, U. California, Los Angeles Thomas Mayer, Univ. Calif., Davis Fred McChesney, Univ. Miami Robert Mundell, Columbia University Robert H. Nelson, Univ. Maryland Douglass North, Washington Univ. Thomas Schelling, Univ. Maryland Richard H. Timberlake, Univ. Georgia Gordon Tullock, George Mason Univ. Oliver Williamson, U. California, Berkeley Leland Yeager, Auburn Univ.
Planning meeting for the formation of EJW, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003.
Standing: Randall Holcombe, Donald Boudreaux, George Selgin, Daniel Klein, Matthew Brown. Seated: Bruce Benson, Jane Shaw, Deirdre McCloskey, Lawrence H. White, Fred Foldvary. Contact EJW
Comments, submissions, and questions about
EJW are encouraged and should be sent via email to Daniel Klein or one of the co-editors: Editor
Daniel Klein George Mason University Co-Editors
Brendan Beare University of Sydney
George Selgin University of Georgia
Lawrence H. White George Mason University Co-Editors Emeriti
Bruce L. Benson Florida State University
Fred E. Foldvary Santa Clara University
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