About the Journal

The Journal of Population Economics in an international quarterly that publishes original theoretical and applied research in all areas of population economics. The journal is published in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). The Journal is published by Springer-Verlag.


Editor-in-Chief: Klaus F. Zimmermann

Hosted by: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Officially cited as: J Popul Econ

2014 Impact Factor: 1.109
2013 Impact Factor: 1.470

Further Ranking details are available here.

The 2014 Editor-in-Chief Report is available here.


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The Journal’s Editorial Board met on June 17, 2015, before the start of the Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) in Izmir, Turkey. The Editors discussed the Journal’s successful performance and ambitions for further growth and success. Ms. Katharina Wetzel-Vandai from Springer also participated in the meeting and presented the Publisher’s report on the Journal. The 2015 Editor-in-Chief Report will be presented during the General Assembly of the ESPE conference and will be made available on the Journal’s website shortly thereafter. See a picture from the Board Meeting here.

Issue 3 of Volume 28 is now available online.  Free access to the lead article Selection, selection, selection: the impact of return migration by Jackline Wahba.

Discover the relaunched Population Economics series. Find more information, browse titles, and submit your proposal here.

Invitation for Contributions to the 30th Year Anniversary Volume. More.

The 2015 Kuznets Prize was awarded to Dr. Haoming Liu at the ASSA Meeting in Boston. Download the prize-winning article free of charge "The quality-quantity trade-off: evidence from the relaxation of China’s one-child policy." More.

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