Subscriptions to American Economic Association Journals


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(For information on individual access to AEA journals, see information on AEA membership.)

The AEA introduced a new pricing structure on January 1, 2022.

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

  Tier 1 Tier 2
Digital Subscription  $3,400 $1,250
Digital and Print 1  $3,800 $1,650
Print Only $700 $700
Postage outside the US (for Print) $310 $310

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. 
2 Digital-only subscriptions must be purchased directly from the AEA.

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, but these changes will bring subscription revenues somewhat closer to these costs going forward. For more details, see the letter sent to subscribers on June 23, 2021.

Subscriptions include 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. The AEA does not backstart subscriptions.

Institutional Administrators

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Contact Information

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