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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Econometrics
Language English
Edited by Daron Acemoğlu
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0012-9682 (print)
1468-0262 (web)
LCCN 34016980
OCLC no. 01567366

Econometrica is a peer-reviewed academic journal of economics, publishing articles in many areas of economics, especially econometrics. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Econometric Society. The current editor-in-chief is Daron Acemoğlu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Econometrica was established in 1933. Its first editor was Ragnar Frisch, recipient of the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969, who served as an editor from 1933 to 1954. Although Econometrica is currently published entirely in English, the first few issues also contained scientific articles written in French.

The Econometric Society aims to attract high-quality applied work in economics for publication in Econometrica through the Frisch Medal. This prize is awarded every two years for an empirical or theoretical applied article published in Econometrica during the past five years.

Currently, its most widely cited article is a paper by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky on prospect theory.[1] The most cited article in social and economic sciences and the most cited in Econometrica is Halbert White (1980). "A Heteroskedasticity-Consistent Covariance Matrix Estimator and a Direct Test for Heteroskedasticity". Econometrica 48 (4): 817–838. doi:10.2307/1912934. JSTOR 1912934. [2]


  1. ^ Kahneman, Daniel; Tversky, Amos (1979). "Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk". Econometrica (The Econometric Society) 47 (2): 263–291. doi:10.2307/1914185. JSTOR 102307/1914185. 
  2. ^ Kim, E.H.; Morse, A.; Zingales, L. (2006). "What Has Mattered to Economics since 1970". Journal of Economic Perspectives 20 (4): 189–202. doi:10.1257/jep.20.4.189. 

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