This journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that link theory and analysis in political economy, promoting a deeper understanding of economic realities and more effective courses of policy action. Established in 1984, the journal has kept pace with the times in disseminating high-quality and influential research aimed at establishing fruitful links between theories, approaches and institutions. With this relaunch (which combines Springer’s worldwide scientific scope with the Italian cultural roots of il Mulino and Fondazione Edison, whose research has been published by the two mentioned publishers for many years), the journal further reinforces its position in the European and international economic debate and scientific community. Furthermore, this move increases its pluralistic attention to the role that – at the micro, sectoral, and macro level – institutions and innovation play in the unfolding of economic change at different stages of development.

  • Founded by Alberto Quadrio Curzio in 1984, since then Editor-in-Chief of Economia Politica
  • Published by il Mulino since 1984, and published by Springer in co-publication with il Mulino as of 2015

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  • Alberto Quadrio Curzio
  • Bina Agarwal,
  • Floriana Cerniglia,
  • Marco Fortis,
  • Sandro Montresor
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0.714 (2018)
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0.505 (2018)
Five year impact factor
62 days
Submission to first decision
9 days
Acceptance to publication
17,185 (2018)

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