Fiscal Studies

Our journal Fiscal Studies, founded in 1979, publishes high-quality research papers written by leading experts in public economics and fiscal policy.

Since its inception in 1979, Fiscal Studies has earned a reputation around the world for publishing high-quality, original research papers in a style understandable to a wide audience. Written by leading experts in public economics and fiscal policy worldwide, articles are presented in a clear and accessible format which appeals to a broad international readership of policy makers, public finance practitioners and academic researchers.

Production Editor: Judith Payne

Editors: James Banks, Pierre Cahuc, Monica Costa Dias, Matthias Parey, Kimberley Scharf and James Ziliak

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Submit your paper

Fiscal Studies welcomes policy oriented articles in the field of applied public economics. For further information about the remit of the journal please see our aims and scope.

Papers, preferably no more than 7500 words long, should be submitted through the Research Exchange  platform, with a short abstract of no more than 200 words and a JEL classification.

Any resubmisisons for papers that were originally submitted before 25 January 2023 should be resubmitted via Editorial Express 

Accepted Manuscripts

Accepted manuscripts should follow the Fiscal Studies Style Guide, which includes details on the preparation of graphs. If using Stata to produce graphs, please use the FiscalStudies.scheme file; this is described further here.

Your article cannot be published until the publisher has received the appropriate signed license agreement. Once your article has been received by Wiley for production you will receive an email from Wiley’s Author Services system which will ask you to log in and will present you with the appropriate license for completion.

More information about individual funder requirements regarding Open Access copyright can be found here.

Further information about the terms and conditions of the copyright licences can be found on the here.