Does anyone know of journals related to welfare economics? If not, what is the next best alternative to find articles (preferably open access) related to current research in welfare economics?


  • $\begingroup$ There is a journal names "Social Choice and Welfare" that focuses on welfare economics. Also, I would expect that many journals on Public Economics would have a large amount of papers related to welfare and social choice $\endgroup$ – DornerA Apr 10 '16 at 19:40
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    $\begingroup$ Journal of public economics may be the better option for applied welfare economics. Social choice and welfare may be the better option for the theory of welfare economics. $\endgroup$ – HRSE Apr 11 '16 at 11:52

This is from the end of the first chapter in the book Public Finance in Canada 4th edition by Harvy Rosen.

This book is a primer for welfare economics. The book states gives a list of:

  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Canadian Tax Journal
  • National Tax Journal
  • Public Finance
  • Public Finance Quarterly
  • International Tax and Public Finance
  • Journal of Public Economic Theory
  • Economics of Governance

Also remember most general interest economic journals also publish articles that deal with welfare economics/public finance issues.

Hope this list helps


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