Editorial Aims and Scope

Editorial Aims and Scope

The Review of Behavioral Economics (ROBE) seeks to extend and develop the study of behavioral economics. The journal encourages a transdisciplinary and pluralistic perspective in the tradition of the late Herbert A. Simon, long recognized as the founder of modern behavioral economics, for whom the concepts of bounded rationality and satisficing were based on psychological, cognitive, and computational limits of human knowledge and behavior, the decision-making environment, and the evolutionary capabilities of the human being. ROBE sees behavioral economics embedded in a broader behavioral science that includes most of the social sciences, as well as aspects of the natural and mathematical sciences.

The journal is open to a variety of approaches and methods, both mainstream and non-orthodox, as well as theoretical, empirical, and narrative. While empirical work may rely on laboratory or field experiments, published data, case studies, surveys, or simulations, we encourage authors to emphasize the strength and importance of relationships observed and statistically analyzed in their data. Discussion of policy implications of any findings is encouraged.

All papers are subject to a double-blind review process, but final decisions will be made by the editors and not by the referees. The journal seeks to publish cutting edge research that will change our understanding of human behavior in its economic and broader social contexts. We appreciate that some of the most innovative and important papers can leave some readers (and referees) in disagreement with their arguments or findings.

The journal will also publish special issues and target articles with comments from time to time as appropriate. We welcome and encourage comments or suggestions on these and other matters at any time.