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The RAND Journal of Economics[1] (usually called Rand Journal or simply Rand ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal of economics published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the RAND Corporation.[2]

The RAND Journal of Economics  
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Discipline Economics
Language English
Publication details
Former name(s)
The Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science
The Bell Journal of Economics
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
Standard abbreviations
RAND J. Econ.
ISSN 0741-6261
JSTOR 07416261
Bell Journal:
ISSN 0361-915X

The journal's purpose is "to support and encourage research in the behavior of regulated industries, the economic analysis of organizations, and more generally, applied microeconomics".[1] It publishes both theoretical and empirical papers. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 1.465, ranking it 98th out of 347 journals in the category "Economics".[3]


AT&T's Bell Labs economics group launched the journal in the spring of 1970 with the name The Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science.[4] From 1975–1983 it was titled The Bell Journal of Economics. In 1984, after transfer to the RAND Corporation, it acquired its present name.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Webpage of The RAND Journal of Economics
  2. ^ Webpage of The RAND Corporation
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Economics". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2017.
  4. ^ Michael Crew and David Parker (Eds.).International Handbook on Economic Regulation. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 2006, p. 6.