Journal of Economics and Statistics

Cover Journal of Economics and Statistics The Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik) is a scientific journal published in Germany since 1863, since 2016 by De Gruyter Oldenbourg. Please find additional information as well as all volumes, issues and abstracts on the publishers page of the Journal of Economics and Statistics.

The Journal of Economics and Statistics publishes papers in all fields of economics and applied statistics. A specific focus is on papers combining theory with empirical analyses.

Papers providing conclusions for economic policy in Europe are particularly welcome. Nevertheless, distinguished papers dealing exlusively with economic theory, empirical models, or economic history, will not be excluded from consideration.

The editors invite replication studies focusing on the robustness of empirical findings.

The section Data Observer presents articles on data sets available for empirical research and institutions providing research data. The journal also publishes special issues, short comments, and book reviews.


Fast Track for COVID-19 related research

The Journal of Economics and Statistics is offering a fast track review for current COVID-19 related economic research with a focus on Germany and other European countries. Peer review by members of the editorial board will allow for a timely feedback (review or desk reject) and – if our usual standards are met – fast ahead of print online publication within few weeks.

For your submission until December 2020, please use the online submission tool at and clearly indicate in your cover letter that you submit for “COVID-19 fast track review”.


Limited access to Data Archive via

Please note that access to the data archive of the Journal of Economics and Statistics via the links provided on this website is currently limited for technical reasons to articles published since 2015. You can access code and data for more recent papers (since 2018) also on our data archive at ZBW.


Call for Papers for Special Issue "Market Power and Concentration Developments: Evidence and Implications for Germany and Europe"
Extended Deadline!

Guest Editors: Achim Wambach (ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and Monopolies Commission), John P. Weche (HAW Hamburg and Monopolies Commission) and Joachim Wagner (Leuphana University Lüneburg); final deadline: 31.10.2020.

The full call for papers with further details can be found here.


New Section Data Observer

Since January 2016, the Journal of Economics and Statistics comprises a new section "Data Observer" for free download at Inhalte/Data observer. The papers in this section describe datasets available for empirical research and provide details on how to obtain access to these datasets for research.


Recently published articles

  • The CAPM with Measurement Error: ‘There’s life in the old dog yet!’, 240/4 (2020)

  • The Impact of the German Minimum Wage on Individual Wages and Monthly Earnings, 240/2-3 (2020)
  • Staff Rotation as an Anti-Corruption Policy in China and in Germany: An Experimental Comparison, 240/1 (2020)

  • Twenty Years of European Central Bank Monetary Policy: A Keynesian and Austrian Perspective, 239/5-6 (2019)

  • Regulating Speculative Housing Markets via Public Housing Construction Programs: Insights from a Heterogeneous Agent Model, 239/4 (2019)

  • Economy 4.0 – Digitalisation and Its Effect on Wage Inequality, 239/3 (2019)

  • Theories, Techniques and the Formation of German Business Cycle Forecasts, 293/2 (2019)

  • Euro Area Growth Signals from Industrial Production: Warnings from a Comparison of Gross Value Added and Production, 238/6 (2018)

  • Biased Lung Cancer Risk Perceptions: Smokers are Misinformed, 238/5 (2018)


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