The Journal of Regulatory Economics serves as a high quality forum for the analysis of regulatory theories and institutions by developing rigorous foundations for the economics of regulation. It provides researchers, policymakers, and institutions with current perspectives on both theory and practice.

This journal publishes both theoretical and applied works, including experimental research. It addresses research on all aspects of regulation, including traditional problems of natural monopoly, antitrust and competition policy, incentive regulation, deregulation, auction theory, new policy instruments, health and safety regulation, environmental regulation, insurance and financial regulation, hazardous and solid waste regulation, universal service obligation, and consumer product regulation.

Officially cited as: J Regul Econ
  • Analyzes regulatory theories and institutions by developing rigorous foundations for the economics of regulation
  • Addresses research on all aspects of regulation
  • Publishes both theoretical and applied works, including experimental research

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  • Menahem Spiegel
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  • Michael A. Crew
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1.158 (2019)
Impact factor
1.223 (2019)
Five year impact factor
46 days
Submission to first decision
222 days
Submission to acceptance
35,357 (2019)

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