WEAI publishes two highly-acclaimed quarterly journals, Economic Inquiry and Contemporary Economic Policy. Both are published in January, April, July, and October in cooperation with publishing partner Wiley-Blackwell. For individuals, subscriptions to both journals are included with membership in Western Economic Association International. For institutions, subscriptions are available through Wiley-Blackwell. Both journals are available online back to volume one through the Wiley Online Library.

Contemporary Economic Policy posted the following stats for 2016:

  • 5-Year Impact Factor of .798, 2-Year Impact Factor of .887 
  • ISI ranking 182/347 in economics journals; 34/47 in public administration journals
  • Eigenfactor ranking 184/347 in economics journals
  • Article Influence ranking 214/339 in economics journals

Economic Inquiry posted the following stats for 2016:

  • Eigenfactor ranking 57/347 in economics journals
  • Article Influence ranking 92/339 in economics journals
  • 5-Year Impact Factor of 1.334, 2-Year Impact Factor of .922
  • ISI ranking 175/347 in economics journals


Contemporary Economic Policy


Editor: Brad R. Humphreys, West Virginia University

First published in 1982 as Contemporary Policy Issues, CEP publishes scholarly research and analysis on important policy issues facing society. The journal strives to provide insight into the complexity of policy decisions and to communicate evidence-based solutions in a form accessible to economists and policy makers.  CEP creates a useful forum for policy-relevant debate by enhancing understanding of key issues and advancing methods for policy analysis.




Economic Inquiry


Editor: Wesley W. Wilson, University of Oregon

Published since 1962, (formerly Western Economic Journal), EI is highly regarded as a general interest scholarly journal in economics. Quality research that is accessible to a broad range of economists is the primary focus of the journal. EI welcomes quality research from all fields in economics. Join our long list of prestigious authors, including more than 20 Nobel laureates.