The RAND Journal of Economics

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The RAND Journal of Economics  
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Former names
The Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science
The Bell Journal of Economics
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Economics
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0741-6261
JSTOR 07416261
Bell Journal:
ISSN 0361-915X

The RAND Journal of Economics[1] (usually called Rand Journal or simply Rand ) is a scholarly journal of economics published quarterly by the RAND Corporation.[2] It is a leading journal in the field of industrial organization.[citation needed]

The journal's purpose is "to support and encourage research in the behavior of regulated industries, the economic analysis of organizations, and more generally, applied microeconomics".[1] It publishes both theoretical and empirical papers.


AT&T's Bell Labs economics group launched the journal in the spring of 1970 with the name The Bell Journal of Economics and Management Science.[3] From 1975–1983 it was titled The Bell Journal of Economics. In 1984, after transfer to the RAND Corporation, it acquired its present name.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Webpage of The RAND Journal of Economics
  2. ^ Webpage of The RAND Corporation
  3. ^ Michael Crew and David Parker (Eds.).International Handbook on Economic Regulation. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 2006, p. 6.