Journal of Economic Perspectives

Journal of Economic Perspectives  
Discipline Economics
Language English
Edited by Enrico Moretti
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
Standard abbreviations
J. Econ. Perspect.
ISSN 0895-3309 (print)
1944-7965 (web)
LCCN 88648124
JSTOR 08953309
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] It is very broad in its scope. 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 Enrico Moretti, and its managing editor is Timothy Taylor.


  1. Steve Black (2009). "Life spans of Library Journal's "Best Magazines of the Year"". Serials Review. 35 (4). Retrieved 10 March 2017.
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