Journal of Economic Issues (J ECON ISSUES)

Publisher: Association for Evolutionary Economics, Newfound Press

Current impact factor: 0.32

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2009 Impact Factor 0.7

Additional details

5-year impact 0.49
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.08
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.15
Website Journal of Economic Issues website
Other titles Journal of economic issues, JEI, JEI. Journal of economic issues
ISSN 0021-3624
OCLC 1754544
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Newfound Press

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    ABSTRACT: This paper proposes a model to classify innovations related to a particular function, mobility. The analysis demonstrates that existing typologies related to functional economy (FE) remain imprecise when considering speci�fic functions. In this article, I include a systems perspective considering collective needs into the discussion. More precisely, I highlight the fact that due to the complex systems in which the transportation system is embedded, collective consumption such as vehicle sharing systems and self-service schemes becomes crucial when mobility issues are addressed. Indeed, the satisfaction of individual needs impacts that of collective needs due to tra�ffic congestion and rivalry of use for parking places. As a strategy driving sustainability, the FE calls for institutional change.
    Journal of Economic Issues 12/2015; 49(4).
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    ABSTRACT: Instantiated patterns of oil-based energy use have been difficult to change across sectors and societies. Although faced with price increases, diminishing supplies, and climate externalities, many sectors still depend on oil-based energy and have not fully adapted to changing resource conditions. Using a theoretical approach of institutional change, we offer a fine-grained analysis of factors limiting and facilitating energy adaptations. In this case study of farmers in Maine, we identify patterns in their perceptions of the macro-energy environment, adaptation strategies, and anticipated energy challenges. We segment the farms into groups representing small diversified farms and larger commodity farms, and investigate within and across farm sectors to understand farmer strategies for responding to changing energy prices. Significant differences in customs and beliefs, perceptions, and intended institutional changes are found between the small diversified and the larger commodity farms. The ability of farms within these sectors to successfully integrate positive institutional change will determine their possibility to evolve as sustainable enterprises. © 2015 Journal of Economics Issues/Association for Evolutionary Economics.
    Journal of Economic Issues 09/2015; DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1071970
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    ABSTRACT: Through a textual analysis of national newspaper articles covering European central bankers' statements and policy decisions for the period 1999-2011, we derive the concerns expressed by national media in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). We consider these concerns as a benchmark for national preferences, and thus, for the preferences of national central bankers in the EMU. In a next step, we test the existence of groups of national media (i.e. national publics) according to their shared expressed concerns. The results show that in the eurozone, similar concerns are shared by different country groups, corresponding to a group of countries from Northern Europe (Belgium, Finland and the Netherlands), Southern Europe (Spain and Portugal), and the Periphery (Italy, Greece and Ireland), but that there are two isolated countries (France and Germany), whose newspapers do not share the issues raised with the rest of the European newspapers. This approach thus gives further insights on the potential heterogeneity -in terms of policy preferences- among the European central bankers inside the Governing Council of the ECB.
    Journal of Economic Issues 09/2015; 49(3).
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    ABSTRACT: It has been suggested that economics could benefit greatly from recent developments in evolutionary game theory. In fact, key authors in the study of the role of ethical norms in economic behavior like Amartya Sen argue that evolutionary game theory could contribute much to the study of social norms and behavior. Others have suggested that evolutionary game theory could be most helpful for formalizing the work of classic authors in evolutionary and institutional economics like Thorstein Veblen. Here I discuss the behavioral assumptions of evolutionary game theory models, and Jörgen Weibulls approach in particular. I will argue that Weibulls models, and evolutionary game theory in general, pose overly strong restrictions on the explanation of human behavior, which limit the potential of evolutionary explanation. I also suggest Tony Lawsons population-variety-reproduction-selection (PVRS) model as an alternative evolutionary framework that can successfully accommodate developments in behavioral economics, while also providing a solution to important critiques of Darwinian evolutionary analysis made by Richard Nelson, among others. © 2015 Journal of Economics Issues/Association for Evolutionary Economics.
    Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):649-668. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1071966
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    ABSTRACT: In the first part of this article, I analyze the phenomenon of the "double truth" in economics, which suppresses experiential knowledge and leads to the destruction of the natural environment, community, and human civility. Subsequently, I explore the positive effects of opening economics to the creative, esthetic, and ethical potential of experiential knowledge, including works of art. In the second part of the article, I showcase the way the economist K. William Kapp was inspired by the renowned German novelist, poet, educator, intellectual, and concentration-camp survivor Ernst Wiechert. Wiechert was Kapps teacher in high school, the Hufgymnasium in Königsberg, during the Weimar Republic. I investigate the unpublished and unexplored Kapp-Wiechert correspondence, as well as analyze some (published and unpublished) foreign language essays written by Kapp and his wife Lore Kapp. This analysis reveals how Kapps economics drew lasting inspiration from Wiecherts art philosophy, pedagogy, novels, and poetry. This is a case study of a poetic economics that is open to experiential knowledge, which makes it more humane, edifying, serene, and sensitive to the natural and social environment. © 2015 Journal of Economics Issues/Association for Evolutionary Economics.
    Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):730-748. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1071979
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    ABSTRACT: Much of critical social science today argues that the oil crisis must be resolved by getting away from it: Alternative energy is the only answer to peak oil. Yet, recent massive and continuing oil discoveries in Africa have been offered as a potential stop-gap measure to simultaneously improve socio-economic conditions and enhance energy security on that continent, as well as to bridge global income inequalities, while supporting the energy needs of richer countries, especially at a time of continuing disquiet in the major oil producing centers in the world. Memories of plunder of African resources, formed by years of "resource curse," however, erect dark clouds over the possibility of using oil to achieve the seemingly irreconcilable aims of oil benefit to both Africa and the rest. Australia finds itself at these crossroads: It has a looming oil crisis and an emergent relationship with Africa. In this paper, I argue for a non-determinist, research-led approach to resolve this imbroglio. © 2015 Journal of Economics Issues/Association for Evolutionary Economics.
    Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):865-871. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1072403

  • Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):872-874. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1072405

  • Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):884-886. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1072423

  • Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):887-890. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1072425
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    ABSTRACT: Brazils political-economic structure has rapidly evolved over the past decade, shedding its shallow policy alignment with neoliberalism of the 1990s. Brazils large, diversified industrial base was painfully constructed over the course of the twentieth century. A major and sustained political realignment, which began in 2003, has resulted in two essential thrusts in development policy: (i) a "growth with equity" strategy that has dramatically reduced poverty and inequality; and (ii) a state-led "industrial policy" designed to upgrade manufacturing and direct the accumulation process toward specific sectors, highlighting and consolidating the National Innovation System (NIS). Nonetheless, as a result of the commodity boom that swept through Latin America, Brazils natural resource sector achieved outsized growth from 2002 to 2012. One result has been a shift toward resource intensive activities and a broad opening to low-cost Chinese manufactures. Utilizing an institutionalist framework and method, this article analyzes the cohesion of the NIS and the emergence of the "deindustrialization" debate. Also, it assesses the instrumental nature of the "growth with equity" strategy. The article hypothesizes the viability of an endogenous "neo-developmentalist" strategy, while acknowledging the emergence of fundamental exogenous forces and structural ceremonial/institutional factors that have impeded the consolidation of a Brazilian social structure of accumulation. © 2015 Journal of Economics Issues/Association for Evolutionary Economics.
    Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):617-648. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1071961

  • Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):878-880. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1072420

  • Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):881-883. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1072421

  • Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):711-729. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1071977

  • Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):814-834. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1072429

  • Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):875-877. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1072408

  • Journal of Economic Issues 07/2015; 49(3):891-893. DOI:10.1080/00213624.2015.1072426