Subscriptions to American Economic Association Journals


(This webpage is for institutional subscriptions. For information on individual access to AEA journals, visit AEA membership.)

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The Association uses a two-tier pricing structure for digital subscriptions with price increases phased in from 2022 to 2024. The two-tier pricing structure is based on our findings that R1-designated universities download significantly more articles than others. 

As of February 1, 2024, the AEA will no longer sell print journals. Current print subscriptions will be fulfilled through January 2025.

  Tier 1 Tier 2
Digital Subscription  $3,400 $1,250

1 Digital subscriptions are limited to use within a single campus.  Branch campuses must purchase separate subscriptions unless they are located within six miles of the main campus. 


Institutional subscriptions to the AEA journals remain relatively inexpensive compared to those offered by publishers of other top tier journals in economics. The AEA remains committed to maintaining low prices for its journals, and will continue to subsidize its rising publication costs. For details about the tier structure, see the letter sent to subscribers on June 23, 2021.

Subscriptions include access to all AEA journals:

American Economic Review
AER: Insights
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
Journal of Economic Literature
Journal of Economic Perspectives
AEA Papers and Proceedings

See AEA digital subscription license.

Payments must be made in advance by credit card or check (in US dollars only with correct coding for processing in US banks). The AEA does not offer refunds for canceled subscriptions.  Back issues are available for purchase through June 2025, as available. The AEA does not backstart subscriptions.

Institutional Administrators

Institutional administrators can view IP ranges, generate usage reports, and obtain other information by logging in to the Atypon platform.

Contact Information

American Economic Association
2014 Broadway, Suite 305
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 322-2595
Fax: (615) 343-7590
aeainfo@vanderbilt.edu