di Politica Economica was founded in 1911 as Rivista
delle Società Commerciali, and was given its current
name in January 1921.
One of the oldest Italian economic journals,
it contains analyses and studies by experts from different schools
of thought. The articles published in Rivista di Politica
Economica are quoted
JEL on CD and in the International Bibliography of the Social
The journal, published bimonthly since 2002, includes three ordinary
issues, two monographic issues, and the special November-December
issue, published in Italian and in English, which contains the
essays awarded with the Angelo
Costa Undergraduate Economics Theses Award and the Angelo
Costa Lecture, held
each year by an internationally renowned economist on a topical
subject on occasion of the official awarding ceremony of the Costa
The ORDINARY ISSUES include essays in Italian
or in English, subject to the approval of two referee and of the
Managing Editor, and integrated with a number of Saggi
ad Invito (Invited Essays) by outstanding
contributing experts in the field of economics.
The analytical section Parole Chiave (Key
Words) contains the opinions of one or more economists
on socially relevant events, expressed in a language fit for
an audience beyond the academic community.
The section Reviews is devoted to a review of
important books by academics renowned for their experience in the
field discussed in the volume.
The two monographic issues are published each
year in Italian or in English and contain several original essays
on particularly relevant topics. The English versions are also
usually published by Palgrave-Macmillan in the Series Central
Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and
distributed all over the world.
PAROLE CHIAVE (KEY WORDS)
The analytical section Parole Chiave ( Key
Words ) contained in the three ordinary issues includes
works by experts or outstanding representatives of the political
and economic world on particularly relevant topics so as to start
a debate in Italy. The Managing Editor selects, to his own judgement,
the texts to be published in the section Parole Chiave .
The RPE encourages readers to suggest and motivate
to the Managing Editor topics to be discussed in this section.
In each ordinary issue (three every year), RPE publishes
an analysis of one or more books that the Scientific
Committee deems particularly relevant to start a debate in Italy. The reviews
are performed by outstanding experts in the sector discussed in
the concerned works, whose selection is made by the Managing Editor
based on the Scientific Committee's advice. The RPE encourages
readers to submit original works to the Managing Editor for possible
reviews (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Each year, the two MONOGRAPHIC ISSUES collect
a number of unpublished essays on particularly relevant topics. Rivista
di Politica Economica encourages experts and representatives
of the academic world to suggest topics for the monographic issues
and to be editors of the publication which they will ‘supervise'
together with the Managing Editor, once the project has been approved
by the RPE 's Scientific Committee.
Like 90 years ago, Rivista di Politica Economica still
cherishes " a well-founded hope to provide a useful service
to civil education in our country " through the publication
of valuable and relevant economic works.