Asian Review of Political Economy (ARPE) aims to publish theory-driven and policy-oriented research on a wide range of political economy issues. It focuses on both conventional and emerging topics of political economy, including but not limited to development, distribution, finance, trade, investment, industry and technology, as well as emerging global security challenges.

As an outlet for timely publications with novel approaches, the journal is dedicated to promoting a comprehensive understanding of the political economy of Asia and beyond. The journal encourages interdisciplinary studies across different issue areas and fields of inquiry. It seeks to bring scholars and practitioners into conversations with one another, and is committed to the publication of works valuable to the academy, governments and non-governmental sectors.

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  • Call for Papers: Geopolitical Shifts and Economic Realignment in the Post-pandemic Asia

    The aim of this special issue is to shed light on the causes and consequences of the emerging geopolitical dynamics and tensions involving Asia as well as the multifaceted considerations of states and businesses in realigning and readjusting their economic relationships with one another in the post-pandemic era. The editors of the special issue welcome scholarly articles that engage with one or more theoretical perspectives from international and/or comparative political economy and focus on single or multiple countries, institutions, and/or various state and non-state actors in Asia and the connected regions.

  • Learn More about the Editor-in-Chief

    Read more about Editor-in-Chief Professor Yongnian Zheng, the honorary director of the Institution of Politics and Economics (IPE) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

  • Article Processing Charges (APCs)

    Asian Review of Political Economy is fully sponsored by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Authors do not need to pay an article processing charge. For more information, please contact

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