The Penn Journal of Economics (PJE) is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed publication for undergraduates.

Our team consists of current/former students at Penn, Berkeley and MIT.

We aim:

— To give our authors an additional vehicle for publicizing their research and a greater incentive to engage in it.

— To provide our undergraduate readers with exemplars of academic projects that may inspire and guide them in pursuing their own.

— To provide our faculty readers with greater insight into the capabilities of our undergraduate authors.

— To present all of our readers with insightful articles, results, and interviews of relevance to their common interests.

Students engage in research within a variety of contexts, from honors theses to research assistantships, from independent study to term papers. Broadly, we solicit work that aids in in our academic understanding of social systems and human behavior. After careful review by our referees and discussion among the editorial staff, we publish the work that we find particularly well-executed, interesting, and innovative. Besides being available online, physical copies will be sent to accepted authors and a limited number of interested students.

Contact Us

Please contact the Editor-in-Chief at sabeehs-at-sas.upenn.edu for:

  • Inquiries related to the organization as a whole, such as possible opportunities for collaboration or a pitch for some new initiative.
  • Information that you would like advertised towards our followers.
  • Questions about recruitment or membership.

Please contact the Co-Editor at sabeehs-at-sas.upenn.edu for:

  • Questions about submitting a paper and/or our editorial policies.
  • Any problems related to refereeing (e.g. receiving assignments, getting set up on the drive, etc.) if your usual point-of-contact isn’t available.

For anything else, use your discretion. We’re happy to talk with you.