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The Review of Economics and Statistics Celebrates 100 Years

March 2018 marks the 100th year of publication for The Review of Economics and Statistics.

Founded as The Review of Economic Statistics in 1917 at Harvard University, the journal published its inaugural volume in 1919. In his prefatory statement to the first issue, editor-in-chief Charles J. Bullock remarked, “the purpose of the Review is to promote the collection, criticism, and interpretation of economic statistics, with a view to making them more accurate and valuable than they are at present for business and scientific purposes.”

The journal’s title changed to The Review of Economics and Statistics starting with issue 30:1 (1948).

Throughout its hundred-year history, The Review of Economics and Statistics has served as an indispensable journal of applied economics. Edited at the Harvard Kennedy School since 2002, the journal has published some of the most important articles and influential thinkers in empirical economics.

Notable contributors to the Review include Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Studies winners Robert Solow, Paul Anthony Samuelson, and Wassily Leontief.

Highly cited articles from the Review include: