Theoretical Economics Letters

ISSN Print: 2162-2078    ISSN Online: 2162-2086

Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Economics of the Household


    Most of economic theory assumes that human beings spend their life alone. In reality most of us live in families and our decisions are taken collectively as a couple, often with children, and economic incentives are at play as well in intra family interactions. In this special issue, we focus on different aspects of such interaction from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.


    The issue on “Economics of the Household” will be focusing on the economic behavior and decision-making processes of single and multi-person households. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

    •    Household consumption and saving
    •    Labor supply and allocation of time to household production and leisure
    •    Child-related topics such as fertility and parental investments in children's wellbeing
    •    The demand for health and other forms of human capital
    •    The demand for environmental and other public goods
    •    Intergenerational relations including bequests and care of older relatives
    •    Household formation via cohabitation, marriage or independent living
    •    Divorce and separation
    •    Migration
    •    Marriage-related transfer payments
    •    Financial relations among partners and spouses
    •    Macroeconomics of the household


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring Economics of the Household.


    Authors should read over the journal’s Author’s Guidelines carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly notice that the Special Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue Economics of the Household” should be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:


    Manuscript Due

    July 29th, 2013

    Publication Date

    September 2013


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