Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

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Brookings Papers on Economic Activity  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Economics
Language English
Publication details
Brookings Press (USA)
Publication history
Frequency semiannually
ISSN 00072303

The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) is a journal of economics published twice a year by the Brookings Institution Press.[1] BPEA commenced publication in 1970 under the editorship of Arthur Okun and George Perry, and since then has been ranked as a leading journal in the field.[2] The current editors are David Romer and Justin Wolfers.[3]

Each semiannual issue of the journal comprises the proceedings of a conference, the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, held in Washington D.C. each spring and fall. The conference and journal both focus on the empirical analysis of issues of current relevance to macroeconomic policy with particular attention given to "recent and current economic developments that are directly relevant to the contemporary scene or especially challenging because they stretch our understanding of economic theory or previous empirical findings".[4]


  1. ^ Journal Information from Project MUSE
  2. ^ IDEAS Ratings, RePEc
  3. ^ Press Release: Brookings Appoints Romer, Wolfers as New Editors for Brookings Papers on Economic Activity
  4. ^ Journal Information from JSTOR

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