|Edited by||Magne Mogstad|
University of Chicago Press for the University of Chicago Department of Economics and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
|ISO 4||J. Political Econ.|
The Journal of Political Economy is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the University of Chicago Press. Established by James Laurence Laughlin in 1892, it covers both theoretical and empirical economics. In the past, the journal published quarterly from its introduction through 1905, ten issues per volume from 1906 through 1921, and bimonthly from 1922 through 2019. The editor-in-chief is Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago).
It is considered one of the top five journals in economics.
The journal is abstracted and indexed in EBSCO, ProQuest, EconLit  , Research Papers in Economics, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2020 impact factor of 9.103, ranking it 4/376 journals in the category "Economics".
The journal is department-owned University of Chicago journal.
Among the most influential papers that appeared in the Journal of Political Economy are: