Public Choice is a peer-reviewed journal that studies the intersection between economics and political science. The journal plays a central role in fostering exchange between economists and political scientists, enabling both communities to explain and learn from each other’s perspectives.

This journal’s roots are in the application of economic methods to problems normally dealt with by political scientists. While it retains strong traces of economic methodology, currently it also addresses newly developed, effective techniques that are not within the domain of economists.

Officially cited as: Public Choice

  • Explores the intersection between economics and political science
  • Fosters exchange between economists and political scientists
  • Applies economic methodology as well as newly developed, effective techniques that are not within the domain of economists

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Associate Editors
  • Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard,
  • Peter T Leeson,
  • Marek Kaminski
Editor-in-Chief
  • William F. Shughart II
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.035 (2019)
Impact factor
1.336 (2019)
Five year impact factor
28 days
Submission to first decision
172 days
Submission to acceptance
241,650 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-7101
Print ISSN
0048-5829
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