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Call for Applications for the Editor of Journal of Economic Issues


AFEE is in the process of selecting an editor for the JEI to replace Chris Brown.

Qualifications include:

  • A commitment to, and comprehension of, (original) institutional economics.
  • A record of research and publication in institutional economics sufficient to have earned tenure.
  • Strong managerial skills and an ability to work with diverse people and points of view.
  • Demonstrated time to devote to the editor’s position, including release time.
  • Financial support for the office expenses and some of the costs of paying the production editor (encouraged, but not required).


Timetable for Search

  • September 11, 2017: Review of applications begins. All application materials should be submitted by this date for full consideration, although we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
  • March 1, 2018: New editor begins to work with Chris Brown on the transition.
  • July 1, 2018: New editor begins three-year term.

Application Materials

  1. A letter of application indicating the candidate’s interest and qualifications. Include a brief statement of managerial and editorial strategy and vision for the future of the JEI.
  2. A detailed vita.
  3. Three to five letters of support from scholars familiar with the candidate’s research, administrative ability, and professional background in general.
  4. A preliminary statement from an appropriate administrator of the candidate’s employer indicating the level of financial support and release time.

Applications should be submitted to Eric Hake, AFEE Secretary/Treasurer, at

Please contact AFEE President Geoff Schneider with inquiries and suggestions at