EI Editor Search Now Underway

Wes Wilson stepping down after more than 10 years of service and 6600 submissions




January 21, 2021

The Western Economic Association International (WEAI) is searching for the position of Editor of Economic Inquiry (EI).  The Search Committee will evaluate candidates with the intent of announcing the new Editor during the summer of 2021.  If you wish to be considered, please send your curriculum vitae and a brief statement of interest and qualifications to [email protected] by March 1, 2021.  If you wish to nominate others for the position of Editor, please email their contact information to [email protected] and the search committee will follow up.  

Published since 1962, EI is widely regarded as one of the top scholarly general interest journals in economics.  Besides containing research on all economics topic areas, a principal objective is to make each article understandable to economists who are not necessarily specialists in the topic area of the article.  More than twenty Nobel laureates are among EI’s long list of prestigious authors.  Published in cooperation with Wiley, its worldwide circulation exceeds 15,000 individuals and organizations. 

The Editor, to be appointed for an initial five-year term, is responsible for determining the editorial policy and content of EI, the managerial structure including appointment of Co-Editors, Associate Editors, Special Editors, and Editorial Board members or Editorial Councils to assist in obtaining peer reviews of submitted articles, and determining the selection of manuscripts for publication.  (In recent years, EI has received nearly 700 submissions and published roughly 100 papers annually.)  The Editor is also an ex officio member of the WEAI Executive Board, and receives travel support to WEAI’s Annual Conference and Executive Board meeting as well as a stipend as compensation as Editor.

WEAI Executive Office provides record keeping and clerical support for EI.  This includes management of all correspondence with the publisher, Wiley, with whom we contract for journal production, including copy editing, page-proofs, correspondence with the authors after approval for publication, marketing, and distribution.  Wiley provides support for manuscript processing via the electronic editorial office software ScholarOne, which tracks progress toward publication decisions.  The Executive Office provides the Editor with monthly reports that summarize the progress of editorial associates. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].  We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your interest in Economic Inquiry