Department of Economics

Journals

The following international and peer-reviewed journals are edited by members of our Department.

Environmental & Resource Economics

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The primary concern of Environmental & Resource Economics is the application of economic theory and methods to environmental issues and problems that require detailed analysis in order to improve management strategies.

The contemporary environmental debate is in a constant state of flux, with new or relatively unexplored topics continually emerging. The Journal provides a forum for the further exploration of causes, consequences and policy responses linked to these topics, across a range of spatial and temporal scales up to the global dimension.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • evaluation and development of instruments of environmental policy
  • cost-benefit and cost effectiveness analysis
  • sectoral environmental policy impact analysis
  • modeling and simulation
  • institutional arrangements
  • resource pricing and the valuation of environmental goods
  • indicators of environmental quality.

The contents are chosen for their relevance to the process of policy formulation and application.

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Ian J. Bateman (University of East Anglia)
Co-Editor: Professor Michael Finus

Journal of Education and Work

Journal of Education and WorkThe Journal of Education and Work is an international forum for academic research and policy analysis that focuses on the interplay of the education and economic systems.

The Journal of Education and Work examines development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in work and employment from pre-school to university in the education system. The journal explores various forms of industrial training and accreditation in the economic system, including change in the economic and industrial infrastructure which affect the types of employees required. Work in the informal economy is also included.

The journal has a particular interest in comparative skill formation and especially the transition from education to employment, how this process is structured and managed, and its effects on the young people, schools, colleges, universities and employers.

Published papers are often interdisciplinary in nature reflecting the multifaceted nature of the journal's concerns. Articles are welcome from economists, psychologists, sociologists, educationalists, and policy analysts. The journal will publish case studies from practitioners if they present innovation grounded in relevant literature and debate.

Editor: Professor Hugh Lauder | Email: jew@bath.ac.uk
Associate Editor: Dr Sunčica Vujić

The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics

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The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (BEJTE) welcomes submissions in all areas of economic theory, both applied and ‘pure’ theory. Contributions can be either innovations in economic theory or rigorous new applications of existing theory.

Pure theory papers published in the journal include (but are by no means limited to) those in:

  • behavioural economics and decision theory
  • game theory
  • general equilibrium theory
  • theory of economic mechanisms.

Applications could encompass (but are not restricted to), contract theory, public finance, financial economics, industrial organisation, law and economics, and labor economics.

Co-Editor: Dr Javier Rivas

Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination

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The Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination is the official journal of the Association of Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents. It is dedicated to the vibrant and interdisciplinary field of agent-based approaches to economics and social sciences.

A sample of topics addressed in the journal includes artificial markets with heterogeneous agents, multi-agents in economics, experimental economics, econophysics, financial markets with heterogeneous agents, non-linear economic dynamics, interacting particle systems in economics, markets as complex adaptive systems, theory and simulation of agent-based models

Contributions come primarily from economics, physics, computer science, and related fields and are typically based on sound theoretical models and supported by experimental validation.

Dr Andreas Krause is a member of the editorial board.