– The highly respected German economics journal Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik ("Economic Policy Perspectives") will be published in print and electronically by De Gruyter beginning in 2014. For the past 14 years the journal has been one of the two journals of the Verein für Socialpolitik ("Association for Social Policy"), which, with 3,800 members, is the largest economics association in the German-speaking world and the third largest internationally.
"We are pleased that the journal has found a new home at De Gruyter, as it considerably enriches our offerings in the economic sciences," said Jan Schmidt, Senior Editorial Director, Legal & Economics g at De Gruyter. "The journal will allow us to reach academics as well as practitioners in the field outside of academia."
Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik is unique in that it is directed at specialists and at non-specialists, particularly at individuals who have a background in economics and want to keep their knowledge of the field up-to-date.
The journal, which appears quarterly, addresses issues across the entire spectrum of economics, as well as related fields such as business management. The lead editor of the journal is Prof. Karl-Heinz Paqué.