Journal of Economic Perspectives
Edited byHeidi Williams
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Econ. Perspect.
ISSN0895-3309 (print)
1944-7965 (web)
OCLC no.16474127

The Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP) is an economic journal published by the American Economic Association. The journal was established in 1987.[1] The JEP was founded by Joseph Stiglitz, Carl Shapiro, and Timothy Taylor.[2]

It is oriented around the twin goals of "providing perspective on current economic research, and explaining how economics provides perspective on questions of general interest."[2][3] According to its editors its purpose is:

  1. to synthesize and integrate lessons learned from active lines of economic research;
  2. to provide economic analysis of public policy issues; to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas among the fields of thinking;
  3. to offer readers an accessible source for state-of-the-art economic thinking;
  4. to suggest directions for future research;
  5. to provide insights and readings for classroom use;
  6. and to address issues relating to the economics profession.

Its current editor is Heidi Williams, and its managing editor is Timothy Taylor.


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  2. ^ a b Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2012). "The Journal of Economic Perspectives and the Marketplace of Ideas: A View from the Founding". Journal of Economic Perspectives. 26 (2): 19–26. doi:10.1257/jep.26.2.19. ISSN 0895-3309.
  3. ^ Autor, David (2012). "The Journal of Economic Perspectives at 100 (Issues)". Journal of Economic Perspectives. 26 (2): 3–18. doi:10.1257/jep.26.2.3. hdl:1721.1/82615. ISSN 0895-3309.