Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique

Marie Connolly, new Data Editor for the CJE 

July 2020

The Canadian Journal of Economics is pleased to announce that Marie Connolly, from UQAM, is our new Data Editor. Bienvenue parmi nous, Marie ! 

 Peter Morrow, Co-Editor for the journal 

July 2020

Peter Morrow, former Data Editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics is now Co-Editor. 

Special Issue: Call for papers on COVID-19 related research

June 2020

The Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d’économique invites submissions of manuscripts related to the COVID-19 pandemic for expedited publication.

Governments and public authorities’ initial actions to slow and contain the spread of the COVID-19 are impacting how we live, but are also having major effects on the economy, including the health sector, labour markets, financial markets, trade and the environment in industrialized, emerging, and developing countries. In the transition from these initial actions, insights from timely research can inform, impact, and shape public policies. Recognizing the variety of ongoing research efforts, with different perspectives and methodological approaches (including those combining epidemiological and economic models), we are particularly interested in submissions in the following three broad categories:

• Macroeconomics/Aggregate Analyses
• Applied Microeconomics
• Structural/Econometrics

We encourage the submission of shorter papers.

Guest Editors:
Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto,
Siwan Anderson (Vancouver School of Economics,
Hashmat Khan (Carleton University,

Submission of Papers: The deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2020. Manuscripts can be uploaded and submission fees paid here. Submissions should be formatted using the CJE template/style available here and when uploading manuscripts in the journal’s online submission system ScholarOne, please select ‘Special Issue’ for manuscript type in Step 1.

All submitting authors should also familiarize themselves with both the CJE’s Conflict of Interest and Ethical Guidelines for Authors and Data Availability Policy.

For further information, please contact the guest editors.

Robert Mundell and Harry Johnson Prizes 2019

May 2020

The winner of the 2019 Mundell Prize is Brock Smith for his paper "Dutch Disease and the Oil Boom and Bust, published in May 2019 (Volume 52, issue 2).
The winners of the 2019 Johnson Prize are Lauren E. Jones, Kevin Milligan and Mark Stabile for their paper "Child cash benefits and family expenditures: Evidence from the National Child Benefit" published in the November 2019 (Volume 52, Issue 4).



Editorial Express or Scholar One ? 

February 2020

If your manuscript was submitted before December 2019, please send us your revision through Editorial Express. If you plan to submit a new manuscript to the CJE, please send it to us through Scholar One.

Aims and Scope 


The Canadian Journal of Economics (CJE) is a general interest journal that welcomes submissions in all fields. It receives around 300 submissions per year and publishes around 50 of these papers. In 2019, the median and mean time to a first decision were both 75 days.

The CJE seeks to maintain and enhance its position as a major internationally recognized general interest journal and is very receptive to high quality papers on any topic and from any source. In addition, as the Journal of the Canadian Economics Association, the CJE is very interested in high quality empirical papers about the Canadian economy or about Canadian economic issues.

The Journal has existed in its current form since 1968, when it was created by the subdivision of the Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science (CJEPS) into two parts. The CJE and its forerunner, the CJEPS, have published many important papers in economics including, for example, Paul Samuelson's classic 1939 paper on the gains from trade. International trade remains an important field for the Journal, as does labour economics and open-economy macroeconomics. However, this pattern reflects submissions rather than editorial policy, and we encourage researchers in all fields to seriously consider the CJE as an alternative to the leading field journals and as a strong contender among the general interest journals.

The CJE is interested in publishing papers in all areas of economics, with the exception of very narrow papers addressed to small specialist audiences. The Journal welcomes both theoretical and empirical papers. Most published papers will make use of formal economic models or formal econometrics (or both). However, the Journal will also consider other types of papers (case studies, descriptive essays, construction and reporting of interesting data, etc.) provided they are of extremely high quality. The Journal focuses primarily on original research, but review articles will also be considered.

The CJE is indexed by the Journal of Economic Literature, the Social Science Citation Index, and other standard guides to academic literature.

To contact us, please send an e-mail to Olivier Lebert at