The American Economic Review is a general-interest economics journal. Established in 1911, the AER is among the nation's oldest and most respected scholarly journals in the economics profession and is celebrating over 100 years of publishing! The journal publishes 6 issues containing articles on a broad range of topics as well as the Papers and Proceedings issue in May, which presents selected papers from the AEA's annual meeting along with the reports of officers and committees.
New 'body of evidence' regarding approval of prostitution, compensation for organ donation
Selling one's body to provide another person with sexual pleasure and selling organs to restore another person's health are generally prohibited in North America on moral grounds, but two new University of Toronto Mississauga ...
Consequences of driving drunk are paying off
Punishments for drivers whose blood alcohol content is measured above legal thresholds for impairment have reduced the likelihood of repeat offenses, says a University of Oregon economist.
Cell phone 'bill shock' warnings can leave consumers worse off, says new study
Policies that push cellphone carriers to alert customers when they're about to exceed their plan limit are supposed to make things better for consumers.
Development aid can exacerbate violence in war-torn countries
Although development aid is commonly seen as an important tool in the quest to reduce poverty in conflict-riven countries, new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in development economics concludes that ...
Study reveals inner workings of cricket teams
Do batsmen put personal glory before their team? A study by QUT researchers found cricket batsmen who were close to reaching personal milestones were likely to alter their strategy in a way which, at first ...
When aid brings conflict, not relief
Although you might expect that providing aid to impoverished villages in the Philippines could only bring them relief, a University of Illinois study found that the villages that qualified for some forms of aid actually saw ...
Study finds the demand for positions strongly influences medical residents' salaries
When medical-school graduates apply for their residencies, they use a centralized clearinghouse that matches applicants with jobs. This system has sometimes been challenged, such as in a lawsuit several years ...
Study examines effectiveness of regulation in electricity markets
A study in the latest issue of the American Economic Review used recent state regulatory changes in electricity markets as a laboratory to evaluate which factors can contribute to a regulation causing a bigger mess than t ...
Addressing India's air quality, health and climate requires public action, study finds
Just weeks after New York City saw the largest climate march in history, new research shows that such public demand can have a direct impact on environmental improvements and associated health benefits.
New study finds Internet not responsible for dying newspapers
We all know that the Internet has killed the traditional newspaper trade, right? After all, until the general population started interacting with the web in the mid-90s, the newspaper business was thriving—offering readers ...
Swing voters hold more sway over candidates on economic issues
New research from two University of Illinois economics professors who study election trends analyzes how polarization on social issues affects competing candidates' economic platforms.
More US workers in jobs with limited upside and leverage
The widening chasm in the U.S. job market has brought many workers a long-term shift to low-skill service jobs, according to a study co-authored by an MIT economist.
Research shows 'endowment effect' is not present in hunter-gather societies
(Phys.org) —Centuries of economic theory have been based on one simple premise: when given a choice between two items, people make the rational decision and select the one they value more. But as with many ...
Crowd wisdom economics: The bad news
(Phys.org) —Volkswagen is simply a better car company than Fiat. Profits are higher, and so are wages. Why doesn't Fiat just be like VW? Why doesn't Italy, for that matter, emulate Germany? Is it elites that perpetuate ...
Women donate less to charity than men in some contexts
(Phys.org) —Given the chance, women are more likely than men to opt out of a request to give a charitable donation, a group of economists have found.