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Editor's Note

Editor's Note elcome to the first issue of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. Steve Davis and I are honored to have been chosen as the first Coeditor and Editor of the new journal. We are proud of this first issue. The first decision we had to make when starting the AEJ Macro was to define the field, and its perimeter. We have adopted the following working definition. Macro is the study of aggregate fluctuations and growth, and of the role of policy in that context. Such study often borrows from and interacts with research in many fields, such as monetary theory, industrial organization, finance, labor economics, political economy, public finance, international, and development. To the extent that they make a contribution to macroeconomics, papers in these fields are also welcome. We think the contents of the first issue and the other accepted manuscripts listed on the AEJ Macro Web site (www.aeaweb.org/aej-macro) give a clear signal about the range and type of papers we are hoping to attract. The second decision we had to make was to constitute a board of editors. We were very lucky that nearly all the researchers we approached accepted the invitation to join the board. You http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics American Economic Association

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Publisher
American Economic Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by the American Economic Association
Subject
Editor's Note
ISSN
1945-7715
eISSN
1945-7715
DOI
10.1257/mac.1.1.iii
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Abstract

elcome to the first issue of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. Steve Davis and I are honored to have been chosen as the first Coeditor and Editor of the new journal. We are proud of this first issue. The first decision we had to make when starting the AEJ Macro was to define the field, and its perimeter. We have adopted the following working definition. Macro is the study of aggregate fluctuations and growth, and of the role of policy in that context. Such study often borrows from and interacts with research in many fields, such as monetary theory, industrial organization, finance, labor economics, political economy, public finance, international, and development. To the extent that they make a contribution to macroeconomics, papers in these fields are also welcome. We think the contents of the first issue and the other accepted manuscripts listed on the AEJ Macro Web site (www.aeaweb.org/aej-macro) give a clear signal about the range and type of papers we are hoping to attract. The second decision we had to make was to constitute a board of editors. We were very lucky that nearly all the researchers we approached accepted the invitation to join the board. You

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American Economic Journal: MacroeconomicsAmerican Economic Association

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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