Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy

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Behavioral economics is the integration of economic theory and other related disciplines including but not limited to psychology, neuro-science, finance, biology, sociology, anthropology, political science, and law. Behavioral economics is inherently interdisciplinary. The purpose of this interdisciplinary research is to better understand human behavior. 

Our unique focus is the implications of behavioral economics for public policy, and a framework for policy makers. Every aspect of behavioral economics and all aspects of public policy are within our purview. We welcome contributions to all fields of knowledge listed above, and beyond, provided they show the public policy implications of behavioral economics. 

We are open to a wide range of methodological approaches, provided they lead to scientifically grounded conclusions. Experiments, surveys, meta-analyses, case studies, simulation-based analyses, economic and social theory, randomized control trials, and literature reviews (to name but a few common approaches) are all welcome. Arguments may be based on a variety of theoretical frameworks, including those which do not assume fully rational behavior.

Empirical results should be both theoretically grounded and both economically and statistically significant. However, the math and the tables and graphs showing statistical results should be placed in an appendix. We welcome replications of existing papers, and are particularly open to "non-results", which may be of great practical and scientific value yet are less likely to reach the audience of most academic journals.


Roger Frantz, San Diego State University

Board of Directors:

Morris Altman, University of Newcastle, Australia, Dean, Newcastle Business School and Professor of Behavioral  and Institutional Economics.  Michelle Baddeley, University College London, U.K., Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment.  Gary Charness, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A., Department of Economics. Richard T. Curtin, University of Michigan, U.S.A., Department: Institute for Social Research. Catherine C. Eckel, Texas A&M University, U.S.A., Department of _Economics.  Bruno S. Frey, University of Basel and CREMA  - Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts, Department of Economics, Switzerland.  Simon Gaechter, University of Nottingham, U.K., School of Economics.  Carol Graham, Brookings Institution, and; Univ. Maryland, Departments of Economics and Public Policy, U.S.A.. Benedikt Herrmann, European Commission, Brussels, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection.  Stephen Lea, University of Exeter, U.K., Department of Psychology. Louis Levy-Garboua, Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), Paris School of Economics, France, Department of Economics. Rosemarie Nagel, ICREA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, Department of Economics and Business.  Susan W. Parker, Centro de Investigación y Docencias Económicas (CIDE), Mexico, Division of Economics. E.M. Sent, Nijmegen School of Mnagement, the Netherlands, Department of Economics. Cass Sunstein, Harvard Univ., U.S.A., Law School.

Associate Editors:

Giuseppe Attanasi. University of Lille 1, France, Department of Lille Economics & Management.  Pablo Brañas-Garza, Middlesex University London, U.K., Department of Economics. Shu-Heng Chen,  National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Department of Economics. Antonio M. Espin, Middlesex University London, U.K., Department of Economics. Gigi Foster, University of New South Wales, Australia, Department of Economics. Teresa Garcia-Munoz, University of Granada, Spain, Department of Quantitative Methods. Robert Hoffmann, RMIT University, Australia, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. Shabnam Mousavi, Johns Hopkins Univ., U.S.A., and; Max Planck Institute, Germany, Departments of Finance /Adaptive Behavior and Cognition School of Business.   Angela C.M. de Oliveira, University Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A., Department of Resource Economics.  Mark Pingle, University Nevada-Reno, U.S.A., Department of Economics.  Salvatore Rizzello, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy, Department of Law and Political Economic and Social Sciences. Joe Sabia,  University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.,  Department of Economics.  Shosh Shahrabani, The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel, Department of Economics and Management.  John Smith, Rutgers University-Camden, U.S.A., Department of Economics..

Book Review Editor:

Alexis Belianin,  NRU Higher School of Economics, Russia, Department of (International College) Economics and Finance.

Paper Length and Format.
 The text of the papers have a maximum length of 3,500 words. Please send your paper either in Word or as a pdf without your names or affiliations on the paper. Please include them in your cover letter. Papers accepted for publication will be published in LaTeX format, using the “Stylish” articles template. Authors may submit the final version in either LaTeX or in Word.. The Submissions Preparation Checklist has instructions for downloading the “Stylish” articles template.

Publishing Fee.
 We are an open access Journal publishing through the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University. Our only source of revenue is a fee for articles we accept for publication. The fee is $50 for faculty and $20 for students. Hiring students, and a student prize for best paper published will receive our top priority for the funds. 



International Association for Research in Economic Psychology
Behavioral Economics Guide
Behavioral Finance, Rome, September 2017