Economic Inquiry


New Feature!  EI Specialized Virtual Issues

Published since 1962, (formerly Western Economic Journal), EI is widely regarded as one of the top scholarly journals in its field. Besides containing research on all economics topic areas, a principal objective is to make each article understandable to economists who are not necessarily specialists in the article's topic area. Twenty-three Nobel Laureates are among EI's long list of prestigious authors. Published in cooperation with Wiley-Blackwell, its worldwide circulation is approximately 3,500.

For library subscriptions, recent articles, abstracts, and much more, visit the Economic Inquiry page at Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Economic Inquiry posted the following stats for 2014:

  • Average 73 days to first decision for submitted manuscripts
  • 5-Year Impact Factor of 1.171, 2-Year Impact Factor of 1.015
  • ISI ranking 143/333 in economics journals
  • Eigenfactor ranking 50/212 in economics journals
  • Article Influence ranking 65/212 in economics journals


2014 Best EI Article Award Recipient

Volume 52, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 505–517
Áron Tóth, University of Bath

EI Editor, Wes Wilson, received an award as a “Distinguished Member of the Transportation and
Public Utilities Group” for significant contributions to the field over his career. Previous award winners
have been Nobel Laureates William Vickrey and Daniel McFadden with a host of others over its long history.


EI Co-editor Ted Bergstrom has been named 2015 AEA Distinguished Fellow. Congratulations to Ted!
To learn more, visit



Editorial Board



Specialized Co-Editors

  • Yoram Bauman, University of Washington, Miscellany, and Environmental
  • Ted Bergstrom, University of California, Santa Barbara, Economics of Publishing, and Public Economics
  • Bruce A. Blonigen, University of Oregon, Trade Policy, International Trade, and Industrial Organization
  • William A. Branch, University of California, Irvine, DSGE Models and Bounded Rationality, and Macroeconomics
  • Andrew Caplin, New York University,  Model-based Approaches to Non-Standard Data
  • Maggie Chen, George Washington University, Multinational Firms  and International Trade
  • Luke Froeb, Vanderbilt University, Competition Economics, Industrial Economics and Business Economics
  • Tony Kwasnica, Pennsylvania State University, Experimental Economics, Auctions, and Information
  • Keith E. Maskus, University of Colorado, Boulder, International Trade, Development and Intellectual Property Rights and International Economics
  • Charles F. Mason, University of Wyoming, Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Industrial Organization
  • R. Preston McAfee, Microsoft, Whatever Wes needs
  • Ola Olsson, University of Gothenburg, Development, Economic Growth
  • David Reiley, Google,  Field Experiments
  • Tim Salmon, Southern Methodist University, Experimental, Auction Theory, and Industrial Organization
  • Robert Simmons, Lancaster University, Sports Economics and Labor
  • Dietrich Vollrath, Economic Growth, Development, Macroeconomics
  • Randall Walsh, University of Pittsburgh, Environmental Economics, and Public Economics

Associate Editors

  • Philip Curry, University of Waterloo, Economics of Crime, Theory, Industrial Organization
  • Gordon Dahl, University of California, San Diego, Education, Labor
  • Ferre de Graeve, Sveriges Riksbank, Macro-Finance, Monetary Policy, Macroeconometrics, DSGE Models, Banking
  • Gerald Dwyer, Jr., Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Financial Crises, Monetary, Banking. Growth
  • Todd Elder, Michigan State University, Economics of Education, Program Evaluation
  • David Figlio, Northwestern University, Economics of Education, Public Economics, Policy
  • Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, University of Cambridge, Education and Public Economics
  • Lata Gangadharan, Monash University, Experimental, Environmental, Institutions and Development
  • Bernhard Ganglmair, University of Texas at Dallas, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics
  • Limor Golan, Washington University in St. Louis, Labor, Applied Microeconomics
  • Holger Görg, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, International Trade and Multinational Firms
  • Keith Head, University of British Columbia, Trade Policy and International Trade
  • Kevin Henrickson, Gonzaga University, Applied Microeconomics, Labor, Spatial Econometrics
  • Peter Ireland, Boston College, Macroeconomics, Stochastic Growth, Monetary Economics
  • Melissa Kearney, University of Maryland, Public Economics, Poverty and Inequality, Social Policy
  • Sherry Li, University of Texas, Dallas, Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics
  • John Mayo, Georgetown University, Regulation and Industrial Organization
  • Guillaume Rocheteau, University of California, Irvine, Macroeconomics, Money
  • Katheryn N. Russ, University of California, Davis, International Trade and Finance, International  Monetary Economics
  • Mikhael Shor, University of Connecticut, Industrial Organization and Experimental
  • David Sims, Brigham Young University, Education and Labor
  • Kan Takeuchi, Hitotsubashi University, Behavioral, Experimental, Time Preference
  • Jacob Vigdor, Duke University, Education, Immigration and Migration, Urban
  • Todd B. Walker, Indiana University, Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Financial Economics
  • Avi Weiss, Bar-Ilan University, Industrial Organization, Labor, Law and Economics, Experimental
  • Shintaro Yamaguchi, McMaster University, Labor, Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics
  • Feng Yao, West Virginia University, Econometrics and Applied Econometrics
  • Nicolas L.  Ziebarth, University of Iowa, Macroeconomics, Economic History
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