Journal of Population Economics

The Journal of Population Economics is an international quarterly that publishes original theoretical and applied research in all areas of population economics.

Micro-level topics examine individual, household or family behavior, including household formation, marriage, divorce, fertility choices, education, labor supply, migration, health, risky behavior and aging. Macro-level investigations may address such issues as economic growth with exogenous or endogenous population evolution, population policy, savings and pensions, social security, housing, and health care.

The journal also features research into economic approaches to human biology, the relationship between population dynamics and public choice, and the impact of population on the distribution of income and wealth. Lastly, readers will find papers dealing with policy issues and development problems that are relevant to population issues.

Looking forward to your high-quality submissions and productive readership!

The Journal of Population Economics (JoPE) is a highly cited and influential journal.

SSCI IMPACT FACTOR: 6.1 (2022) from 4.7 (2021) & 2.8 (2020)
SSCI 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.0 (2022) 
from  4.2 (2021) & 3.3 (2020)
SSCI Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 2.13 (2022)
 from 1.76 (2021). JoPE has 113% more citation impact than the average in its category.
Rank by JCI
: Demography: 1/49 (2022) Q1 from 2/50 (2021); Economics: 24/581 Q1 from 43/570 (2021)
CiteScore (Scopus): 9.2 (2022) 46/705, Q1 in Economics and Econometrics & 3/135, Q1 in Demography
CiteScore Rank in 2021: 76/809, Q1 in Economics and Econometrics & 3/124, Q1 in Demography
SJR (Scimago Journal Rank):
3.0 (2022) from 1.73 (2021) & 1.89 (2020)
SJR 2021: 89/693 , Q1 in Economics and Econometrics & 3/112, Q1 in Demography
RePEc FACTOR: 18.079 (May 2021), Rank 85 of 3,798

Springer Website/submissions

Editorial Office
Journal of Population Economics, c/o POP at UNU-MERIT
Boschstraat 24
6211 AX Maastricht
The Netherlands
Homepage UNU-MERIT

Useful information for readers & potential authors

  • June 19, 2023. Collections and call for papers: JOPE invites paper submissions for the following collections:
    – Abortions
    – Covid-19 and diseases
    – Lifecycle fertility models
    – Sexual and domestic violence
    – Sexuality including LGBT issues
    – Statistics & measurement of population economics
    For more details and for examples of already published papers in these collections see:
  • December 1, 2022. GLO Global Conference 2022 has program links for JOPE issue 1/2023, Vol. 36, articles, the Kuznets Prize 2023 Ceremony, and access to published papers & session videos.
  • July 15, 2022 Journal of Population Economics Summer 2022 Event. Program & Event Video. Presents most authors, paper access & videos of JOPE issues 3 +4 of 2022.
  • June 1, 2022: JOPE (Journal of Population Economics) Research Workshop on Abortion Issues II; Program & Registration. Event Video & Report.
  • May 31, 2022: JOPE (Journal of Population Economics) Research Workshop on Abortion Issues I; Program & Registration. Event Video & Report.
  • April 25, 2022: Meet authors of Issues 35 (1+2): JOPE Spring 2022 Event. Call for participation. Event Video & Report.
  • JOPE Editor-in-Chief Report 2021; Draft 15 March 2022: PDF
  • December 6, 2021: Meet authors of Issues 34 (4) & the Kuznets Prize 2022 winners on Covid-19 issues: JOPE December 2021 Event. Program & Video.
  • May 27, 2021: JOPE Summer 2021 Event. Meet authors of Issue 34 (3). Program & Video.
  • January 28, 2021: JOPE Winter 2021 Event. Meet authors of Issue 34 (2). Program, Report & Video.
  • November 19, 2020: JOPE Fall 2020 Event. Meet authors of Issue 34 (1) & the Kuznets Prize 2021 winners. Program, Report & Video.
  • Discussion Papers like the GLO Discussion Papers are preprints and do not count as publications. See for instance the Springer Preprint Sharing policy. The Journal of Population Economics values manuscript submissions with DP history.

Klaus F. Zimmermann
Global Labor Organization (GLO), UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands;

Managing Editors
Michaella Vanore

‎Maastricht University, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands;
Madeline Zavodny
University of North Florida, Coggin College of Business, Jacksonville, USA;

Short bios


Xi Chen, Yale University, USA;
Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China;
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA;
Oded Galor, Brown University, Providence, USA;
Terra McKinnish, University of Colorado Boulder, USA;
Milena Nikolova, University of Groningen, The Netherlands;
Grégory Ponthière, UCLouvain, Belgium;
Kompal Sinha, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia;

Short bios

Associate Editors

Ainoa Aparicio-Fenoll, University of Turin, Italy
Quamrul Ashraf, Williams College, Williamstown, USA
Cynthia Bansak, St. Lawrence University, USA
German Blanco, Illinois State University, USA
Lisa Cameron, University of Melbourne, Australia
Carolina Castilla, Colgate University, USA
Yi Chen, ShanghaiTech University, China
Andrew Clark, Paris School of Economics, France
Helmuth Cremer, GREMAQ and IDEI, University of Toulouse, France
Avraham Ebenstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Gil S. Epstein, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Raphael Franck, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Corrado Giulietti, University of Southampton, UK
Melanie Guldi, University of Central Florida, USA
Moshe Hazan, Monash University, Australia
Hugo Jales, Syracuse University, USA
Fabian Kindermann, University of Regensburg, Germany
Kai A. Konrad, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich, Germany
Eliana La Ferrara, Harvard University, USA
Anthony Lepinteur, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Marie-Louise Leroux, Université du Québec, Canada
Subha Mani, Fordham University, USA
Hani Mansour, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Astghik Mavisakalyan, Curtin University, Australia
Rigissa Megalokonomou, Monash University, Australia
Ömer Özak, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA
Olga Popova, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany, and CERGE-EI, Prague, Czech Republic
Hillel Rapoport, Paris School of Economics, France
David Ribar, Georgia State University, USA
Nicole Schneeweis, University of Linz, Austria
Nina Smith, Aarhus University, Denmark
Uwe Sunde, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
Emmanuel Thibault, Toulouse School of Economics & University of Perpignan, France
Sen Xue, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Myra Yazbeck, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sisi Zhang, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, USA
Zhong Zhao, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Advisory Board

Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University, USA
Kaushik Basu, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
David Card, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Barry R. Chiswick, The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
Janet Currie, Princeton University, USA
Ashwini Deshpande, Ashoka University, India
James J. Heckman, University of Chicago, USA
Giovanni Peri, University of California Davis, USA