The Review of Economics of the Household publishes empirical and theoretical research on the economic behavior and decision-making processes of single and multi-person households. The journal emphasizes economic analyses on the effects of policy instruments on household decisions, macroeconomic applications, and research on economic development. Not wedded to particular models nor methods, the journal fosters high quality research using a variety of approaches.

Household decisions analyzed in the journal include consumption, labor supply and other uses of time, household formation and dissolution, demand for health and other forms of human capital, fertility and investment in children’s human capital, demand for environmental and other public goods, migration, demand for religiosity, and decisions by agricultural households.

Articles on the history of economic thought and reviews of household economics are published in the Perspectives section.

Officially cited as: Rev Econ Household
  • Examines the economic behavior and decision-making processes of single and multi-person households
  • Emphasizes economic analyses of the effects of policy instruments on household decisions, macroeconomic applications, and research on economic development
  • Publishes articles on the history of economic thought and reviews of household economics

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Editors
  • Melanie Guldi,
  • Jorge M. Agüero,
  • Sonia Oreffice,
  • Jessica Leight,
  • Tansel Yilmazer,
  • Ignacio Gimenez-Nadal,
  • Charles Horioka,
  • Hope Corman,
  • Chiara Monfardini,
  • Lucie Schmidt,
  • Enrica Croda,
  • Carlos Seiglie
Editor-in-Chief
  • Shoshana Grossbard
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

1.559 (2020)
Impact factor
1.796 (2020)
Five year impact factor
14 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
226,423 (2021)
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  • Free Access Collection

    The Editors of Review of Economics of the Household invite you to enjoy free access to a rolling selection of articles. Updated monthly.

  • Special Symposium: COVID-19 and Economics of the Household

    Review of Economics of the Household invites you to enjoy free access to a rolling selection of papers focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on household economics.  Check back each month for updated selections

  • REHO Welcomes Perspectives Papers

    In addition to original research articles, Review of Economics of the Household welcomes your Perspectives submissions.  The focus of such articles should be on understanding the central economic ideas of a question, what is fundamentally at issue, why the question is particularly important, what the latest advances are, and what facets remain to be examined.  Click to learn more and to see examples of previously published Perspectives papers. 

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1573-7152
Print ISSN
1569-5239
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