The Journal of Political Economy is an academic journal run by economists at the University of Chicago and published every two months by the University of Chicago Press. The journal publishes articles in both theoretical economics and empirical economics. It has been published since 1892 and is among the most prestigious journals in economics. Some of the most influential and well-read papers in economics have been published in the JPE, including:
Fielding more female candidates helps political parties gain votes, says study
Political parties find that their fortunes improve when they put more women on the ballot, according to a study co-authored by an MIT economist.
European immigrants assimilated successfully, economist says
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an "open borders" United States absorbed millions of European immigrants in one of the largest mass migrations ever. New research by Stanford economist Ran Abramitzky challenges ...
Dad's brains mean more to his son's success than his money: study
Sons of fathers with high incomes tend to end up with higher than average incomes themselves, but new research shows that it's not just dad's money that helps a son on his way.
Do intellectual property rights on existing technologies hinder subsequent innovation?
A recent study published in the Journal of Political Economy suggests that some types of intellectual property rights discourage subsequent scientific research.
Does international child sponsorship work? New research says yes
Child sponsorship is a leading form of direct aid from households in wealthy countries to children in developing countries, with approximately 3.39 billion dollars spent to sponsor 9.14 million children internationally. A ...
Analyzing the boundaries of privacy in a connected world
About five years ago, Catherine Tucker was pregnant with identical twins when she encountered a serious medical issue. Her unborn children were diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a dangerous condition in which ...
Dad's brain means more than his money
(Phys.org)—Sons of fathers with high incomes tend to end up with higher than average incomes themselves, but new research shows that it's not just dad's money that helps a son on his way.
Economist shows the value of moving back with mom and dad
Though many may dread the idea, young adults who move back home with mom and dad after a job loss may benefit from it more than they realize. Research published in the Journal of Political Economy finds that returning to ...
Study: A powerful member of congress can have a negative effect on a state's economy
Having a powerful member of congress could have unintended consequences for a state's economy, according to a study published today in the Journal of Political Economy.
Tiger Woods' superstar status hobbled the competition
Tiger Woods's phenomenal talent won him a ton of golf tournaments. But an article published in the latest issue of the Journal of Political Economy shows he has something else going for him: his superstar status hobbles the ...