Feature Submissions

The Economic Journal has for many years published Features Issues, which included symposia, special articles and articles on data and technology. The symposia and special articles covered topical policy-relevant questions in contemporary economics and, whilst maintaining high academic standards, were accessible to a wide readership. Features issues have also included extensive Book Reviews by specialist economists.

These Features articles have made an important and valuable contribution. However, the number of submissions to the Economic Journal has continued to increase and is now over 1100 a year. This is a great sign of the success of the journal, but also has put considerable pressure on the Editorial team. We now have over a year of accepted papers waiting to be published (available via Accepted Articles and Early View). Despite these pressures we have managed to keep turnaround times remarkably low, and we believe that this is very important for the journal. We have decided that the best way forward for the journal is to focus on the Regular articles and so with immediate effect we will no longer consider articles submitted to Features. We will continue to deal with those Features articles that are already in process. This means that the final Features issue will probably be published in 2017.

Features articles:

  • 'Game of zones: The political economy of conservation areas' by Gabriel M Ahlfeldt, Kristoffer Möller, Sevrin Waights and Nicolai Wendland.
  • 'Evaluating Allocations of Freedom' by Itai Sher.
  • 'Revisiting the Classical View of Benefit-Based Taxation' by Matthew Weinzierl
  • 'Political Dynasties in Democracies: Causes and Consequences' by Benny Geys and Daniel M. Smith.
  • 'Self-Perpetuation of Political Power: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Argentina' by Martín A. Rossi.
  • 'Political Dynasties, Electoral Institutions and Politicians’ Human Capital' by Benny Geys.
  • 'Migration, Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations' by Dany Bahar and Hillel Rapoport.
  • 'Transit Migration: All Roads Lead to America' by Erhan Artuc and Caglar Ozden.
  • 'Migrant Networks and Trade: The Vietnamese Boat People as a Natural Experiment ' by Christopher Parsons and Pierre-Louis Vezina.
  • 'The German 4G Spectrum Auction: Design and Behavior' by Peter Cramton and Axel Ockenfels.
  • 'Determining the Optimal Length of Regulatory Guarantee: A Length-of-Contract Auction' by Thomas Greve and Michael G. Pollitt.
  • 'A Practical Guide to the Combinatorial Clock Auction' by Lawrence M. Ausubel and Oleg Baranov.
  • 'Auction Format and Auction Sequence in Multi-Item Multi-Unit Auctions - An Experimental Study' by Regina Betz, Ben Greiner, Sascha Schweitzer and Stefan Seifert.
  • 'Pro-competitive rationing in multi-unit auctions' by Pär Holmberg.
  • 'Experiments on Percolation of Information in Dark Markets' by Elena Asparouhova and Peter Bossaerts.
  • 'Accounting Standards and Financial Market Stability: An Experimental Examination' by Shengle Lin, Glenn Pfeiffer and David Porter.
  • 'It is not just confusion! Strategic uncertainty in an experimental asset market' by Eizo Akiyama, Nobuyuki Hanaki and Ryuichiro Ishikawa.
  • 'Bubble Formation and (In)Efficient Markets in Learning to Forecast and Optimize Experiments' by Te Bao, Cars Hommes and Tomasz Makarewicz.
  • 'Market vs. Residence Principle: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of a Financial Transaction Tax' by Jurgen Huber, Michael Kirchler, Daniel Kleinlercher and Matthias Sutter.
  • 'Learning, Hygiene, and Traditional Medicine' by Daniel Bennett, Syed Ali Asjad Naqvi and Wolf-Peter Schmidt.
  • 'The contribution of early-life vs. labour-market factors to intergenerational income persistence: a comparison of the UK and Sweden ' by Anders Bjorklund, Markus Jantti and Martin Nybom.
  • 'Risk Attitudes Across the Life Course' by Thomas Dohmen, Arnmin Falk, Bart H. H. Golsteyn, David Huffman and Uwe Sunde.
  • 'Charitable bequests and wealth at death' by Anthony B. Atkinson, Peter G. Backus and John Micklewright.
  • 'Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence from a Government Agency' by Simon Burgess, Carol Propper and Emma Tominey.
  • 'International Trends in Technological Progress: Evidence from Patent Citations, 1980-2011' by Soonwoo Kwon, Jihong Lee and Sokbae Lee.
  • 'Why are households that report the lowest incomes so well-off?' by Mike Brewer, Ben Etheridge and Cormac O'Dea.

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The Impact Factor is 2.946 and the journal is 42/353 in the Economics ISI subject category. 

Turn-around Statistics

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Antonia Glanfield
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