The International Economic Review
), one of the leading economics journals in the world, was inaugurated in 1960 by two of the most active and acclaimed scholars in the economics profession: Michio Morishima, who was then at Osaka University's Institute of Social Economic Research (ISER), and Lawrence R. Klein, who was then at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Department of Economics. Their purpose was two-fold: to fill the worldwide demand for high quality general audience journals and to stimulate the academic research of Japanese economists through the creation and maintenance of a credible editorial office based in Japan. The IER
became an immediate success with the publication of a series of influential articles that have since become modern classics in mathematical economics, economic theory, and econometrics. Despite the later proliferation of academic journals in economics, the IER
has been consistently ranked as one of the top economics journals in the world.
The Kansai Economic Federation of Osaka materially and financially supported the IER
's initial push into viable editorial operations, but the IER
is now run as a non-profit joint academic venture between Osaka University's Institute of Social and Economic Research and the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Economics. The IER
publishes one volume per year and four issues per volume (February, May, August and November). The IER
accepts only English-language manuscripts.
Since its inception, the IER
has maintained dual editorial offices in Osaka and Pennsylvania. The spirit of cooperation and academic entrepreneurship fostered by the two founders has continued, and today the two editorial offices thrive under an organizational setup that maintains a robust mixture of mutual independence and coordination. The Pennsylvania Editorial Office is headed by Kenneth I. Wolpin (Editor) and Michele Souli (Senior Editor Assistant), while the Osaka Editorial Office is managed by Charles Yuji Horioka (Co-Editor) and Shizuko Hirose (Assistant Editor). The two offices coordinate in selecting Editorial Board Members and Associate Editors from a broad set of internationally established scholars
In addition, the Osaka IER
office occasionally sponsors or co-sponsors international conferences, some of the papers from which are published in the IER
. For example, a conference on the Economic Analysis of Japanese Firms and Markets was held in November 1992, and a conference on New Developments in Experimental Economics was held in March 1999. Both conferences were attended by about 100 participants from not only Japan but also North America, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere in Asia.
Finally, the IER
inaugurated the annual Klein Lecture series
in 1997. Every third lecture is held in Osaka, and past Osaka speakers have included Fumio Hayashi (University of Tokyo, 1999), Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton University, 2002)
, Kiminori Matsuyama (Northwestern University, 2005)
, and Oded Galor (Brown University, 2008). These lectures feature some of the most prominent economists in the world and are later published in the IER
The International Economic Review
is edited and published jointly by the Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association
and maintains two offices:
As of February 1, 2006
, only electronic submissions will be accepted. Authors can submit their papers at:
In exceptional cases for those who are unable to submit electronic files in pdf format, one copy of a paper can be submitted, with a cover letter, by mail addressed to the Submissions Office, International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6297, U.S.A.
A manuscript submitted to the Review should not be under consideration at another journal. It should conform to the style guide of the Review
, copies of which are available from either office on request. The manuscript must be single sided, double spaced, and not more than 50 pages in length.
Please send an e-mail to
or fax us at (215) 573-2072 with your credit card information so we can charge the submission fee to your credit card. Manuscripts cannot be reviewed until the fee has been received.
Authors who wish to pay the submission fee in yen should send an e-mail to the Osaka office or fax (81) 6-6879-8575. Please specify Visa/MC, account number, expiration date, issuer bank and the card holder name. You can also deposit the submission fee in yen to our bank or Japan Postal Transfer account. Please notify us the account you deposited. Payment to the IER office at Osaka University must be made by direct deposit in yen into Payee:
Osaka Daigaku Shakai Keizai Gakkai.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Cooperation (Swift Address SMBCJPJS),
Account No. 483 678, Toyonaka Branch (Branch Number 154)
Japan Postal Transfer Account No. 00910-8-8703
Please arrange to cover the payee’s handling fees, if not add 2,500 yen to the amount we charged.
The Osaka office also accepts yen payments by Visa/MC. Credit card payments must be sent by mail or fax (81) 6-6879-8575.
Please specify Visa or MC, account number, expiration date, issuer bank, and card-holder name.
As of January 1, 2008, the Osaka office no longer accepts subscriptions to the International Economic Review. Please place orders from Japan to the Blackwell Singapore Office (in English or Japanese):
Ms. Fionn Lai (fionn.lai
or Ms. Shirley Lim Shirley (lim
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Volumes 1 through 48 (1960-2007) are available through the Osaka
Office. The price is 7,500 yen
(3,750 yen for students) for Volumes 1 to 30 (1960-1989) and 15,000 yen
(7,500 yen for students) for Volumes 31 to 48 (1990-2007).
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