Applied Economics Journal (ISSN: 2586-9124) is a double blind peer-reviewed journal devoted to the applications of economic theories, concepts and methodologies to analyze well-defined research issues. It encourages empirical analysis, simulation, prediction and forecasting research. While it is aimed at academics and policy makers interested in the Thai and Asian economies, the journal also considers articles that deal with global issues. The primary criteria for selecting papers are originality, quality, and contribution to the field. The categories of articles include commentary, review articles, research articles and book reviews.  AEJ is indexed in the Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre (TCI), IDEAS/RePEc, CAB Abstracts, Google Scholar, ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) and Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). Two issues are published a year, in June and December. All articles are open access. No submission fee and page charge.

New Editor-in-Chief


Welcome Associate Professor Dr. Rewat Thamma-Apiroam to the editorial team as Editor-in-Chief of AEJ.

Vol 25 No 2 (2018): The Political Economy of Agricultural and Food Policies

“Governments intervene extensively in agricultural and food markets and they do so for political reasons. This book summarizes recent research on the political economy processes underlying these interventions.”

 For students of economics, the term “political economy” is confusing. Two quite distinct strands of literature use the same term to describe themselves. The first strand arises out of mainstream economics. It uses the core tools of economics to explain political behavior, based on the hypothesis of self-interested action on the part of consumers, producers and governments, in much the same way as conventional economics explains the behavior of consumers and producers within markets for private goods and services. It uses the analytical tools of economics, including analysis of quantitative data, econometrics and mathematics, to do this.

Published: 2018-12-28

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