Theoretical Economics Letters

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

Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Public Economics


    Public Economics (or economics of the public sector) is the study of government policy through the lens of economic efficiency and equity. At its most basic level, public economics provides a framework for thinking about whether or not the government should participate in economics markets and to what extent its role should be. In order to do so, microeconomic theory is utilized to assess whether the private market is likely to provide efficient outcomes in the absence of governmental interference. Inherently, this study involves the analysis of government taxation and expenditures. This subject encompasses a host of topics including market failures, externalities, and the creation and implementation of government policy. Public economics builds on the theory of welfare economics and is ultimately used as a tool to improve social welfare.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original researches and review articles on exploring public economics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    • The theory and application of public finance
    • Analysis and design of public policy
    • Distributional effects of taxation
    • Government expenditures
    • Market failure
    • Government failure
    • The theory of public goods


    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s 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 - Public Economics” should be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:


    Manuscript Due

    February 4th, 2014

    Publication Date

    April 2014



    Guest Editor:

    Prof. Youngsub Chun 

    Seoul National University, South Korea 


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