Economic Affairs

“Economic Affairs is lively, thought-provoking and informative. It should be read by people on all parts of the political spectrum.” — David Willetts MP
Economic Affairs is published jointly by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the University of Buckingham and exists to improve understanding of the role of markets in the economy and society. The journal is inspired by a broadly classical liberal approach and publishes a wide variety of policy-relevant papers based on various of theoretical and empirical methodologies. These include neo-classical, Austrian, institutional and public choice economics. Work building on other contingent disciplines, such as politics, sociology, law and psychology is also published in the journal.

The editorial board encourages the submission of original empirical research and scholarly literature reviews. In some cases papers may be revisions of material delivered at academic conferences. All submissions should have clear and explicit policy conclusions. In all cases a premium is placed on clarity and good writing.

The editorial board invites submissions from authors at all stages of their careers, but is keen to encourage newer authors to submit work, perhaps based on relevant doctoral and post-doctoral research. Work by practising economists is also welcome. Economic Affairs particularly welcomes contributions from non-UK authors and aims to heighten awareness of the experience of policy towards the market across Europe and the wider world.
Further details about the journal, article submission requirements, and so on, can be found from the journal home page.
Single issues of Economic Affairs can be purchased and a sample article for each issue is available free online. Subscription is not expensive for individuals, students and teachers. Students (£27), teachers (£33) and schools (£35) can take a year's subscription at discounted rates. Subscribers are entitled to hard copies and also online access to the full Economic Affairs archive. Subscribing schools can provide all their students with online access. Most college and university libraries can access all editions of Economic Affairs though Ebsco, Synergy and related packages.
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Philip Booth
10 Dec 2009

CSR is conceptually incoherent, practically unworkable and wholly unjustified

Geoffrey Wood
24 Sep 2009

How can future economic crises be avoided?

Ibad-ad-Dean Ahmad
25 Jun 2009

The importance of liberty, contracts and private property

David Parker
19 Mar 2009

PPPs may offer poor value for money

Tim Evans and Helen Evans
30 Dec 2008

Main articles on government healthcare provision in different countries

Martin Ricketts
1 Oct 2008

Leading authorities, including Oliver E. Williamson, discuss the New Institutional Economics

Peter King
26 Jun 2008

Main articles on social housing, with an education supplement on the Pupil Premium

Philip Booth
19 Mar 2008

Main articles on demography and pensions

John Blundell
19 Dec 2007

The latest issue of Economic Affairs looks at a number of issues in contemporary policing policy

John Meadowcroft
27 Sep 2007

Main articles on poverty in developed countries. Special Offer £5.00 (Usual Price £7.50)

Guest Editor Peter J. Boettke
27 Jun 2007

Main articles on entrepreneurship and development in sub-Saharan Africa

Guest Editor Chizu Nakajima
1 Mar 2007

Main articles on Issues in fighting financial crime edited by Chizu Nakajima

Paul Collier
5 Jan 2007

Main articles on economic development in sub-Saharan Africa edited by Paul Collier

Guest Editor Tony Hockley
7 Sep 2006

Main articles on pharamaceutcal and healthcare policy and consumer choice

Guest edited by Keith Boyfield
15 Jun 2006

Main articles on Better Regulation Without the State, guest edited by Keith Boyfield. The sample article is on the unintended consequences of the Pensions Act 2004

Edited by John Meadowcroft
22 Mar 2006

Main articles on the future direction of local government, edited by John Meadowcroft

Guest edited by Chris Webster
22 Dec 2005

Main articles examine the different regimes for local planning, guest edited by Chris Webster

Guest edited by J. R. Shackleton
26 Sep 2005

Main articles examine the economics of employment regulation, guest edited by J. R. Shackleton

Guest edited by Lenore T Ealy
1 Jun 2005

Main articles are devoted to Philanthropic Enterprise, guest edited by Lenore T Ealy

Guest edited by Fred Harrison
17 Mar 2005

Main articles are devoted to Self-funding Infrastructure, guest edited by Fred Harrison

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