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The Review of Environmental Economics and Policy fills the gap between traditional academic journals and the general interest press by providing a widely accessible yet scholarly source for the latest thinking on environmental economics and related policy. The Review publishes symposia, articles, and regular features that contribute to one or more of the following goals:

  • to identify and synthesize lessons learned from recent and ongoing environmental economics research;
  • to provide economic analysis of environmental policy issues;
  • to promote the sharing of ideas and perspectives among the various sub-fields of environmental economics;
  • to strengthen the linkages between environmental economics research and environmental policy;
  • to encourage communication and connections between academics and the wider policy community;
  • to offer suggestions for future research;
  • to provide insights and readings for use in the classroom;
  • to address issues of interest to the environmental economics profession.

Articles and symposia published by the Review are commissioned by the Editors, often in response to unsolicited proposals. The Editors welcome proposals for regular articles, symposia, and features. Proposals for regular articles and features should be submitted through ScholarOne at; proposals for symposia should be sent to the editorial office (

All articles and symposia are subject to anonymous peer review as well as review and editing by the Editors. The Review includes three regular features that are not subject to peer review. The “Reflections” column generally provides either a history-of economic-thought perspective or a review and candid discussion of the literature on a particular issue in environmental economics. The “Policy Monitor” reviews developments in specific areas of environmental policy. Book Reviews of timely and important books are published occasionally.

The Editors hope that the Review reflects the interests and responds to the needs of the world-wide membership of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, as well as the Review’s broader constituency of readers.


YearImpact FactorSsi: Environmental StudiesSsi: Economics
20133.3555 out of 9611 out of 332
20112.14716 out of 8934 out of 320
20102.7815 out of 7721 out of 304
20093.6452 out of 667 out of 245


Review Of Environmental Economics And Policy is covered by the following abstracting/indexing services:

CAB Abstracts
Global Health
RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
The Standard Periodical Directory
World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts
Social Sciences Citation Index®


Carlo Carraro, University of Venice


A. Denny Ellerman, European University Institute
Charles D. Kolstad, Stanford University
Richard G. Newell, Duke University

Features Editor

Matthew E. Kahn, University of California, Los Angeles

Managing Editor

Suzanne Leonard

Impact Factor: 3.355

5-Yr impact factor: 3.787