ISSN (printed): 0938-2259. ISSN (electronic): 1432-0479.
The purpose of Economic Theory is to provide an outlet for research in all areas of economics based on rigorous theoretical reasoning and on specific topics in mathematics which is motivated by the analysis of economic problems. Economic Theory's scope encompasses - but is not limited to - the following fields. classical and modern equilibrium theory cooperative and non-cooperative game theory macroeconomics social choice and welfare uncertainty and information intertemporal economics (including dynamical systems) public economics international and developmental economics financial economics money and banking industrial organization Economic Theory also publishes surveys if they clearly picture the basic ideas at work in some areas the essential technical apparatus which is used and the central questions which remain open. A small section entitled Exposita is devoted solely to publishing brief notes of substantial theoretical interest - for instance elegant proofs of known results examples and counterexamples and informative short reviews of books of particular relevance to economic theory. The development of a productive dialectic between stylized facts and abstract formulations requires that economic relevance be at the forefront. Thus correct and innovative mathematical analysis is not enough; it must be motivated by - and contribute to - the understanding of substantive economic problems.
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