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Journal of Economic Structures

The Official Journal of the Pan-Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies (PAPAIOS)

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Featured article: 'Measuring energy usage and sustainability development in Asian nations by DEA intermediate approach'

Projection onto efficiency frontier for desirable outputs

In this study, Toshiyuki Sueyoshi and Yan Yuan propose a new use of data envelopment analysis (DEA) for assessing economic success and environmental protection, so measuring the level of sustainability. The new approach is referred to as “DEA environmental assessment,” and it can measure the performance of various entities that use inputs to produce not only desirable outputs but also undesirable outputs. DEA models are generally classified into radial or non-radial category. This study proposes a new “intermediate” approach between them. 


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Kiyoshi Fujikawa,
Kazuhiko Nishimura,
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Lawrence R. Klein Award

Journal of Economic Structures annually awards the Lawrence R. Klein Award for the best article published in the journal. Articles are judged by a panel composed of editors from the journal. Information on previous awards is included below:

​​​​​​​Lawrence R. Klein Award 2014

The Lawrence R. Klein Award 2014 will be awarded to Erik Dietzenbacher and Umed Temurshoev for their paper Input-output impact analysis in current or constant prices: does it matter?, published as Journal of Economic Structures 1:4, 2012.

Aims and scope

The Journal of Economic Structures is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes theoretical and empirical articles that apply to a wide range of formal analytical instruments and statistical techniques to explore the structural interdependencies among various activities immanent in the economy.

We collect manuscripts dealing with broad issues, covering subjects such as technological innovations and lifestyle changes, trade and commerce, networks, ecology and development, among others, where structural understanding is essential. The journal supports communication among various related disciplines and encourages contributions from regional practitioners. The journal also welcomes proposals for special issues reflecting the trends in structural economics and other related disciplines.

Journal of Economic Structures has been accepted to Scopus!


We are pleased to announce that Journal of Economic Structures has been accepted into Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

Article Collections

Economics of energy markets

Edited by: Prof Isamu Matsukawa 
Published: 15 January 2016 
Last updated: 19 January 2016

Production analysis in environmental, resource, and infrastructure evaluation

Edited by: Prof George Halkos, Dr. Shunsuke Managi
Published: 10 June 2015
Last updated: 24 February 2016

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Journal of Economic Structures has been accepted to Scopus

Journal of Economic Structures has been accepted into Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. All articles published in JECS will be indexed.

Lawrence R. Klein Award 2016

The Lawrence R. Klein Award 2016 was awarded to Christian S. Otchia for his paper: Agricultural Modernization, Structural Change and Pro-poor Growth: Policy Options for the Democratic Republic of Congo, published as Journal of Economic Structures 3:8, 2014.

Journal of Economic Structures now in EconLit

Journal of Economic Structures is now listed in EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic bibliography, which indexes over 120 years of economics literature from around the world. Whereas the journal was included in the bibliography as of 2013, all articles since the launch of the journal are indexed.


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