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  • ISSN: 0022-0507 (Print), 1471-6372 (Online)
  • Editors: Dan Bogart Department of Economics |3151 Social Science Plaza |University of California-Irvine |Irvine, CA 92697-5100 USA, and Eric D. Hilt Wellesley College, USA
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The Journal of Economic History is devoted to the study of economic phenomena in historical contexts. It is of interest not only to economic historians but also to economists, social scientists, and historians in general. The journal has broad coverage in terms of geographic scope, time frame, and methodology. Topics covered include economic growth, inequality, political economy, labor markets, money and banking, international trade, transportation, agriculture, education, urban growth, industrial organization, technological change, health and demography, and the role of government and regulation. In addition, a book review section keeps readers informed about new work in economic history and related fields.

Arthur H. Cole Prize for the outstanding article

Felipe González, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Mounu Prem, Universidad Del Rosario Economics, and Francisco Urzúa I, City University of London, were awarded the Arthur H. Cole Prize for the outstanding article published in this journal in the September 2019 to June 2020 issues, for:

 “The Privatization Origins of Political Corporations: Evidence from the Pinochet Regime,” published in the June 2020 issue of The Journal of Economic History. The editorial board selected the winner.


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