New Editors at The Independent Review

by on February 4, 2013 at 5:30 am in Books, Economics, Education | Permalink

After 17 years of tireless work, Bob Higgs the founder and editor of The Independent Review, is stepping down. I’ve been fortunate to work with Bob at TIR both as an author and as an assistant editor for many years. As I wrote in 2006 Bob is one of the great editors, he has improved every paper in TIR. No one can replace Bob which is why he is handing over the task of editorship to an excellent new team, Robert Whaples, Chris Coyne and Michael Munger. Here is the announcement

The Independent Review is a scholarly interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of political economy and the critical analysis of government policy.  It publishes carefully researched, peer-reviewed scholarship and seeks to be provocative, lucid, and written in an engaging style. Ranging across the fields of economics, political science, law, history, philosophy, and sociology, The Independent Review takes a classical liberal approach and reaches a wide readership among academics, advanced students, policy analysts, journalists, and serious generalists.

Economic historian Robert Higgs, the journal’s founding editor will soon become its editor-at-large and is handing off editorial tasks to Robert Whaples (Wake Forest University), Christopher Coyne (George Mason) and Michael Munger (Duke).

The new editorial team welcomes high-quality article submissions. Please email your submissions (as a Word document) to whaples@wfu.edu.

Andrew' February 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

Flowers to the living!

I suspect fame for an economist among non-economists is fairly rare. I will forever attribute the ratchet effect to Bob Higgs and the phonetical ratchet effect to government!

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