Along with my colleagues Toke Aidt and Boris Nikolaev, I am co-editing a special issue of the European Journal of Political Economy on Institutions and Well-Being. The journal is now accepting submissions through its website. The call for papers is to the right.
Call for Papers
The relationship between institutions and well-being is a topic of growing interest to academics and policymakers. Much of the attention in the economics literature has been on the role that various types of institutions (e.g., economic, informal, legal, political and social) exert on economic development and growth. However, there is an emerging understanding that societal well-being must be understood in a much broader context and make reference to a number of inter-related socio-economic outcomes besides aggregate income.
The purpose of this special issue is to advance the literature through a collection of papers on under-researched topics that fall under the rubric of institutions and well-being. Topics of particular interest – from a theoretical, experimental, and empirical perspective – include (but are not restricted to) papers on how institutional arrangements shape important quality of life metrics such as:
A generous grant from the Charles Koch Foundation enables us to offer an honorarium of $1000 per paper accepted for the special issue. Since our goal is to promote a public dialogue on the topic, all papers will be published open access.
Submission deadline is July 1, 2015.:
Assistant Professor of Economics at Patrick Henry College.