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Economics - Economic Policy | Aims and Scope: International Journal of Economic Policy Studies

Aims and Scope: International Journal of Economic Policy Studies

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.