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International Journal of Economic Policy Studies

International Journal of Economic Policy Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Akira Maeda

ISSN: 2524-4892 (print version)
ISSN: 1881-4387 (electronic version)

Journal no. 42495

Editor in chief:
Akira Maeda (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Haruo Horaguchi  (Hosei University, Japan)
Shigeru Matsumoto  (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
Taizo Motonishi  (Kansai University, Japan)
Kanji Muramatsu (Komazawa University, Japan)
Takashi Yanagawa (Kobe University, Japan)
Xingyuan Zhang (Okayama University, Japan)

Associate Editors:
M. H. Bala Subrahmanya (Indian Institute of Science, India)
Jose V. Camacho, Jr. (University of the Philippines, Philippines)
Xiaoping Chen (Nanyang Technology University, Singapore)
Li-Hsien Chien (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Bienvenido S. Cortes (Pittsburg State University, USA)
Tien Ngoc Dao (Foreign Trade University, Vietnam)
Hongwei Ding (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)
David Flath (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Tomoki Fujii (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Ahad Gholizadeh Manghutay (University of Isfahan, Iran)
Madhusudan Ghosh (Visva-Bharati University, India)
Mariusz Jerzy Golecki (University of Łódź, Poland)
Daisaku Goto (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Satoru Hashimoto (Teikyo University, Japan)
Zhanna Kapsalyamova (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)
Norihiro Kasuga (Konan University, Japan)
Tomoko Kinugasa (Kobe University, Japan)
Junichi Nagamine (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
N. Nagesha (University BDT College of Engineering, India)
Kazuhiko Nakahira (Meikai University, Japan)
Mizuki Nakama (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Mazuru Nakamura (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
Taro Ozawa (Keio University, Japan)
Guido Pepermans (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Akiko Sakanishi (Nara Prefectural University, Japan)
Srigowri Sanker Muthukumarasamy Sarma (Holmesglen Institute, Australia)
Mitsuhiko Satake (Doshisha University, Japan)
Siok Kun Sek (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Mirzosaid Sultonov (Tohoku University of Community Service and Science, Japan)
Khuong Minh Vu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Tatsuma Wada (Keio University, Japan)
Masahiro Yabuta (Chuo University, Japan)
Naoyuki Yoshino (Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan)

Advisory Board Members:
William S. Comanor (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Koichi Hamada (Yale University, USA)
John Laitner (University of Michigan, USA)
Claude Menard (University of Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France)
Richard E. Wagner (George Mason University, USA)
Michael Waterson (University of Warwick, UK)

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    The International Journal of Economic Policy Studies, IJEPS, aims at developing economic policy studies.  The journal offers comprehensive coverage of both applied economics and multidisciplinary policy studies. IJEPS seeks applied economic studies that are rich in policy implications, based not only on reliable economic models but also on robust econometric analyses. It also encourages multidisciplinary studies that focus on policy-making process and policy implementation and deployment. In addition to economic science, the methodology includes methods in law, political science, sociology, psychology, behavioral science, and other social sciences. Studies of economic thought and history as a foundation of policy making are also within the scope of the journal.


    Areas of interest include:

    ·         Public finance

    ·         Money and finance

    ·         Industrial organization

    ·         Public choice

    ·         Labor and demography

    ·         Health, education, and welfare

    ·         Transportation, tourism, and regional economies

    ·         Energy and environment

    ·         International trade and investment

    ·         Economic development and growth

    ·         Law and economics

    ·         Institutions and comparative systems


    Articles that examine other areas related to economic policy are also welcome.

    IJEPS contains not only purely academic articles, but also those on hot policy debates as special features. In order that economic policy studies be useful in real society, they should be considered from various points of view. For example, fairness and equality are important as well as efficiency, and the policy-making process is important as well as policy itself. In the special features of IJEPS, hot economic policy issues are raised so that the discussion will be beneficial for considering policy implementation. 

    IJEPS welcomes contributions of active scholars and especially encourages young economists to submit their articles. While these purely academic articles are aimed at readers from academic and research institutions, the special features are expected to attract interest from professionals engaging in policy making in government.  IJEPS is an official journal of the Japan Economic Policy Association, JEPA, one of the oldest economics associations in Japan, founded in 1940.

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