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The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics

Editor In Chief: Burkhard C. Schipper
Edited by: Yuk-fai Fong, Ronald Peeters, Daniela Puzzello, Javier Rivas, and Jan Wenzelburger

Your benefits:

  • Leading venue for top-notch economic theory
  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Pure and applied theory
  • Top innovative content
  • High quality peer-review
  • Internationally renowned Editorial Board

The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (BEJTE) welcomes submissions in all areas of economic theory, both applied and pure theory, as well as submissions on economic experiments that feature substantial theory components. The journal especially welcomes novel approaches and interdisciplinary work on economic theory. The editors of the BEJTE understand that novel and interdisciplinary approaches may be difficult to evaluate, that their relationship to standard approaches may not be entirely clear yet, and that not all potential applications of such novel and interdisciplinary have been fully developed yet. Pure theory papers to be published in the BEJTE include, but are by no means limited to, those in behavioral economics, decision theory, game theory, general equilibrium theory, information economics, mechanism design, matching theory, networks, and entirely new fields yet to be created. Applications could encompass, but are not restricted to, contract theory, financial economics, industrial organization, internet economics, labor economics, law and economics, personnel economics, public finance, and novel applications yet to be developed.

  • behavioral economics
  • decision theory
  • game theory
  • general equilibrium theory
  • information economics
  • mechanism design
  • contract theory
  • matching theory
  • social networks

Article formats
BEJTE recently switched from the previous four-tier system (Frontiers, Advances, Contributions, and Topics) to a two-tier system. Besides "Research Articles" we publish now also "Notes", which typically are more concise manuscripts.

> Information on submission process

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Content available since 2001 (Volume 1, Issue 1)

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You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to...
...and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
  • Author autonomy: Invitations to revise and resubmit present choices and ideas, not mandates (limited exceptions). You are the author of your paper, not the reviewers or the editor
  • Decisiveness: We don’t believe in endless revisions that marginally improve the paper. Authors are expected to resubmit publishable revisions or face rejection
  • Free publication of color figures both in online and print editions and no page charges
  • Optional open access publication
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert http://www.degruyter.com/myalerts
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing support
Submission process
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Articles are published in two quality-rated tiers distinguished by breadth of appeal and overall quality
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
Please note
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Information for Authors and copyright agreement
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Yuk-fai Fong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Business School, Hong Kong
Ronald Peeters, University of Otago, New Zealand
Daniela Puzzello, Indiana University, USA
Javier Rivas, University of Bath, UK
Burkhard C. Schipper, University of California–Davis, USA
Jan Wenzelburger, Technische Universitat, Kaiserslautern, Germany


Audience: researchers and professionals in the field of industrial organization, public finance, labor and law and economics