Issues in Political Economy

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RECENT ISSUES

Vol 23 (2014)
Vol 22 (2013)
Vol 21 (2012)
Vol 20 (2011)
Vol 19 (2010)
Vol 18 (2009)
Vol 17 (2008)
Vol 16 (2007)
Vol 15 (2006)
Vol 14 (2005)
Vol 13 (2004)
Vol 12 (2003)
Vol 11 (2002)
Vol 10 (2001)
Vol 9 (2000)
Vol 8 (1999)

 

Mission of the Journal

Issues in Political Economy is committed to supporting and encouraging quality undergraduate research in all areas of economics. The Journal was founded on the belief that the best way to learn economics is to do economics. Through the process of research, writing, and peer review, students actively engage the discipline in a way not possible by simply listening to lectures and reading textbooks. In short, undergraduate research is a vital component in an economics education. The literature suggests that students take projects more seriously and learn more when the project is directed towards an external rather than an internal audience such as a class assignment. IPE is designed to provide an external audience for such research.

Issues in Political Economy is edited and refereed entirely by students, with oversight from faculty at the University of Mary Washington and Elon University. In order to maintain quality and objectivity, we follow a double-blind review process. The only requirements for submission are that the article pertains to some aspect of economics, that it was written during undergraduate study, and that it be submitted through a faculty sponsor. Though submissions on all topics in economics will receive consideration, papers should be analytical and seek to add new understanding to the topic.

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Published jointly by Elon University and the University of Mary Washington
in cooperation with Mary Washington Press