Join Us

We are always open to considering new associate editors and referees, although recruitment on Penn’s campus is concentrated in the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. Please note that we accept qualified applicants from all universities.

To apply as a referee or associate editor, please fill out this form.

Those interested in an alternative role should contact us directly. In particular, managing editors are typically but not always recruited internally.

 Apply as Editor

Becoming an editor can be a great way to gain more exposure to academic economics, whether in critically reviewing and discussing undergraduate research, interacting with faculty through our coffee chat series, or getting to know other like-minded peers. Many of our current editors are planning on or considering graduate school in economics, but students of any year and background are welcome to apply. In addition to acting as referees (see below) and supporting the journal, editors may be involved in one of the following initiatives.

  • Our interview program, where we conduct and publish written interviews with academic and professional economists.
  • Our coffee chat series, which involves a faculty member discussing their research with a group of students.
  • Reading & discussion groups, speaker events, or independent research projects.

 Apply as Referee

Referees should be juniors or seniors with particular expertise in some area, at the level of one or more 200-level economics courses or their equivalents in other fields, such as statistics or computer science. This volunteer position is modeled after its professional analog in academia; when a paper matches a particular referee’s interest, they will be asked to submit a review but retain a right of refusal. In return for their service, referees (as well as editors) receive a certain priority when submitting papers of their own; we waive the preliminary review and ensure that papers are passed on to a dedicated referee.