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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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Main articles on Culture and Economics, guest edited by Claire Morgan
Main articles on Welfare Reform, guest edited by Dennis and Mary O'Keeffe. The sample article is on UK pensions policy.
Main articles on Reforming the NHS, guest edited by Heather Gage
Main articles on Freeing Universities From State Control, guest edited by James Tooley
Main articles on Regulation and the Small Firm, guest edited by Graham Bannock
Main articles on Assurance and Trust, edited by Colin Robinson
Main articles on Science Policy, guest edited by Terence Kealey
Main articles on Reforming the CAP, guest edited by Linda Whetstone
Main articles on Markets and the Internet, guest edited by Julian Morris
Main articls on Europe: Single Market or Political Union?, edited by Colin Robinson
Main articles on The State of Welfare, guest edited by David G Green. Normal Price £5.00, Sale Price £1.00. The sample article is on the State Second Pension.
Main articles on Reforming Dock Labour Schemes, guest edited by Nicholas Finney
Main articles on Macro Economic Management, guest edited by Kent Matthews
Main articles on Road Pricing, guest edited by John Hibbs
Main articles on Higher Education After Dearing, guest edited James Tooley
Main articles on The Crisis in Water, guest edited by Julian Morris
Main articles on pension reform edited by Philip Booth. The editorial is on 'The transition from social insecurity' and the sample article on the Chilean pensions model.
Main articles on Defence Economics, guest edited by Keith Hartley
Main articles on the economics of sport edited by Peter Sloane