Announcing the inaugural issue of The Journal of Government and Economics and the Best Paper Award


Announcing the inaugural issue of The Journal of Government and Economics and the Best Paper Award

Elsevier and the Society for the Analysis of Government and Economics (SAGE) are proud to announce the first issue of The Journal of Government and Economics (JGE). Detailed contents could be found at:

We have solicited contributions by two Nobel Laureates Professor Eric S. Maskin and Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz:

Government and Economics: An Emerging Field of Study, by David Daokui D. Li and Eric S. Maskin.

The Proper Role of Government in the Market Economy: The Case of the Post-COVID Recovery, by Joseph E. Stiglitz.

The Best Paper Award goes to:
Migration and Redistribution: Why is Federal Governance of an Economic Union Matters, by Assaf Razin.

The Journal of Government and Economics (JGE) is an economics journal specializing in the study of the behavior and role of the government in the market economy. The government has been a key player in modern economies and its behavior has been one of the most important factors in the performance of modern economies. The journal views the government as a key player—either as a promoter and stakeholder or as an impediment to the market economy—and focuses on the role of government in economic development. The journal aims to promote academic research on the role, incentives, and behavior of government in the market economy.
JGE welcomes submissions of both theoretical and empirical papers in the field of Government and Economics. Particular attention will be paid to evidence-based studies.
JGE seeks prompt publication of high-quality papers. First responses are either a reject or a "conditional accept" limited to expositional changes. We will reach editorial decisions within two months of submission.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
 Government and the entry, expansion, and exit of enterprises
 Government and market development
 Government and macroeconomic fluctuations
 Government and the issuance of money
 Government and the transfer of the use of land
 Government and globalization
 Government and social welfare provisions
 Government and taxation
 Government and state-owned assets
 Inter-governmental relations and inter-regional economic competition

Submission guidelines:
• Completed manuscripts in PDF format should be submitted to:

Eric S. Maskin, Adams University Professor at Harvard University
David D. Li, Mansfield Freeman Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University

Executive editors:
Stephen Broadberry, Oxford University
Zhanghai Huang, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University