Quarterly Journal of Economics

Quarterly Journal of Economics  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Q. J. Econ.
Discipline Economics
Language English
Edited by Robert J. Barro, Elhanan Helpman, Lawrence F. Katz, Andrei Shleifer
Publication details
Oxford University Press for Harvard University Department of Economics
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0033-5533 (print)
1531-4650 (web)
OCLC no. 1763227
JSTOR 00335533

The Quarterly Journal of Economics is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Oxford University Press. Its current editors-in-chief are Robert J. Barro, Elhanan Helpman, Lawrence F. Katz, and Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University). It is the oldest professional journal of economics in the English language, and covers all aspects of the field—from the journal's traditional emphasis on microtheory, to both empirical and theoretical macroeconomics. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 5.920, ranking it second out of 320 journals in the category "Economics".[1]

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


  1. "Journals Ranked by Impact: Economics". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012.
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