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“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.
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Refereeing and Economic Affairs
How can future economic crises be avoided?
The importance of liberty, contracts and private property
Main articles on government healthcare provision in different countries
Leading authorities, including Oliver E. Williamson, discuss the New Institutional Economics
Main articles on social housing, with an education supplement on the Pupil Premium
Main articles on demography and pensions
The latest issue of Economic Affairs looks at a number of issues in contemporary policing policy
Main articles on poverty in developed countries. Special Offer £5.00 (Usual Price £7.50)
Main articles on entrepreneurship and development in sub-Saharan Africa
Main articles on Issues in fighting financial crime edited by Chizu Nakajima
Main articles on economic development in sub-Saharan Africa edited by Paul Collier
Main articles on pharamaceutcal and healthcare policy and consumer choice
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
Main articles on the future direction of local government, edited by John Meadowcroft
Main articles examine the different regimes for local planning, guest edited by Chris Webster
Main articles examine the economics of employment regulation, guest edited by J. R. Shackleton
Main articles are devoted to Philanthropic Enterprise, guest edited by Lenore T Ealy
Main articles are devoted to Self-funding Infrastructure, guest edited by Fred Harrison
Main articles feature a symposium on 'Education for All' Through Privatisation?, guest edited by James Tooley and James Stanfield