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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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Refereeing and Economic Affairs
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
Main articles on The Minimum Wage Debate, edited by Colin Robinson