The Review of Economic Studies

The Review of Economic Studies  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Rev. Econ. Stud.
Discipline Economics
Language English
Edited by Jerome Adda, Aureo de Paula, Nicola Gennaioli, Gita Gopinath, Christian Hellwig, Botond Koszegi, Michele Tertilt
Publication details
Oxford University Press for The Review of Economic Studies Ltd
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0034-6527 (print)
1467-937X (web)
LCCN 35031091
OCLC no. 1639811
JSTOR 00346527

The Review of Economic Studies (also known as RESTUD) is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering economics. It was established in 1933 by a group of economists based in Britain and the United States. The original editorial team consisted of Abba P. Lerner, Paul Sweezy, and Ursula Kathleen Hicks. It is published by Oxford University Press. In a 2003 survey, it ranked eighth in overall impact among economics journals.[1] The journal is widely considered one of the top-5 journals in Economics.[2] It is managed by a board of directors currently chaired by Andrea Prat (Columbia University). The current editors-in-chief are Stéphane Bonhomme (CEMFI), Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics), Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh), Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi University), Imran Rasul (University College London), and Dimitri Vayanos (London School of Economics). According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 4.038, ranking it 6th out of 333 journals in the category "Economics".[3]


The journal was founded in 1933. From the beginning, the board of editors has operated independently of any university department or learned society.[4] The founding document of the journal stated that "The object of the Review is to supplement the facilities for the publication of new work on theoretical and applied economics, particularly by young writers." and that "Any member" of the editorial board "who becomes a Reader or Professor in a British University must resign his membership."[5]

In its early years, the journal was used to log the macroeconomic debates of younger followers of Friedrich Hayek (such as Abba Lerner) and John Maynard Keynes (such as the members of the Cambridge Circus).[6]


  1. P. Kalaitzidakis, T. Mamuneas, and T. Stengos (2003), "Rankings of academic journals and institutions in economics". Journal of the European Economic Association 1 (6), pp. 1346-1366.
  2. Card, David; DellaVigna, Stefano (2013). "Nine Facts about Top Journals in Economics". Journal of Economic Literature. 51 (1): 144–161. doi:10.1257/jel.51.1.144.
  3. "Journals Ranked by Impact: Economics". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.
  4. "The Review of Economic Studies: History". The Review of Economic Studies. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  5. "Transcribed Version" (PDF). The Review of Economic Studies. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  6. "Return Fire". Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics. W. W. Norton & Company. 2012. ISBN 978-0393343632.

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