Friday, January 09, 2009

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

This month sees the launch of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. It will publish papers covering a range of topics in applied economics, with a focus on empirical microeconomic issues. In particular, there is an emphasis towards papers on labour economics, development microeconomics, health, education, demography, empirical corporate finance, empirical studies of trade, and empirical behavioural economics.

The first volume includes articles on:

(i) Educational Debt Burden and Career Choice (Evidence from a Financial Aid Experiment at NYU Law School)
(ii) Incentives and Services for College Achievement (Evidence from a Randomized Trial)
(iii) The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Mortality (Regression Discontinuity Evidence from the Minimum Drinking Age)

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