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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

2013 Impact Factor: 1.470

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


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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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Call for Papers: IZA/RIETI Workshop: Changing Demographics and the Labor Market

Call for Papers: 7th Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors (AMERB)

And the IZA Prize goes to...Gary Fields! More.

Call for Applications: IZA Summer School

Issue 1 of Volume 28 is now available online.

Lead Article (28/1): "Malthus to modernity: wealth, status, and fertility in England, 1500–1879" by Gregory Clark and Neil Cummins. J Popul Econ (2015) 28(1): 3-29.

The Call for Papers for the 29th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) is available here.


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