The journal was founded in 1933. From the beginning, the board of editors has operated independently of any university department or learned society. The founding document of the journal stated that "The object of the Review is to supplement the facilities for the publication of new work on theoretical and applied economics, particularly by young writers." and that "Any member" of the editorial board "who becomes a Reader or Professor in a British University must resign his membership."
In its early years, the journal was used to log the macroeconomic debates of younger followers of Friedrich Hayek (such as Abba Lerner) and John Maynard Keynes (such as the members of theCambridge Circus).
The Review was founded in 1933 by a group of young British and American Economists. It is published quarterly by The Review of Economic Studies Ltd, whose objective is to encourage research in theoretical and applied economics, especially by young economists, and to publish the results in the Journal. The Review of Economic Studies is essential reading for economists. It is one of the core economics journals, consistently ranking among the top five titles.
We are excited to announce that Thomas Chaney and Andrea Galeotti joined the Review as Managing Editors from January 2019.
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Restud Tour will be hosted by London School of Economics, KU Leuven and Sciences Po.
The OUP has just published a Virtual Issue on Behavioural Economics. The articles have been collated by the editors of The Review of Economic Studies and are free to read until the end of March 2019.