The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies (JCES)
The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies(JCES) is Published by the Japanese Society for Comparative Economic Studies (JSCES).

JCES is Japan’s first international journal of Comparative Economics. The JSCES is Japan’s leading independent academic association and has published a leading Japanese academic journal “Comparative Economic Studies”(in Japanese) for over 20 years.

Further, it has commenced the publication of a new journal in English in 2005. The journal focuses on the comparative analysis of economic systems, enterprises and industries, and the economics of transition and institutional development.
The articles published pertain to theoretical studies and empirical analyses. The journal will collaborate in the organization of conferences and regular seminars of the JSCES and will publish academic articles, reviews of recently published books and academic information on comparative economic studies in Japan. All articles and other features will be evaluated by the editorial board. The articles are accepted for publication subject to the condition that they have not already been published elsewhere.

Information for subscribers:
New orders, renewals, claims and all other correspondence relating subscriptions should be addressed to follows.

Prof. Satoshi Mizobata

Address: Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University,
Yoshidahon-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan, ZIP-code 606-8501

Tel: +81(0)75-753-7144/7140
Fax: +81(0)75-753-7148
E-mail: mizobata@kier.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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Editors and Advisory Board Members of JCES
Managing Editors
Satoshi Mizobata Masahiko Yoshii
Kyoto University, Japan Kobe University, Japan
Review Editors
Hiroaki Hayashi Mihoko Satogami
The University of Shimane, Japan Kyoto University, Japan
Advisory Board
Anders Åslund Leonid Kosals
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA State University-Higher School of Economics, Russia
Eric Brunat Riitta Kosonen
University of Savoie, France Aalto University, Finland
Bernard Chavance David Lane
University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, France University of Cambridge, UK
László Csaba Masashi Morioka
Central European University, Hungary Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Vladimir Gimpelson Nikolay Nenovsky
State University-Higher School of Economics, Russia University of National and World Economy, Bulgarian National Bank, Bulgaria
Béla Greskovits Petr Pavlínek
Central European University, Hungary University of Nebraska, USA
Philip Hanson Steven Rosefielde
University of Birmingham, UK University of North Carolina, USA
Dimiter Ialnazov Marcello Signorelli
Kyoto University, Japan University of Perugia, Italy
Ichiro Iwasaki Hiroshi Tanaka
Hitotsubashi University, Japan Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Hiroyuki Kato
Kobe University, Japan
Grzegorz Kołodko
Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, Poland

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Submission of Manuscripts
1. The journal is published on an annual basis.
2. The papers should be written principally in English.
3. The papers may be submitted in an electronic format or in written form (hard copy). The editorial office prefers electronic submissions. With regard to electronic submissions, please submit the paper in the original format and as a PDF file. Please ensure that your PDF document is readable on any computer. Email the paper to mizobata@kier.kyoto-u.ac.jp.
4. In case of hard copy submissions, manuscripts should be submitted to the following address: Prof. Satoshi Mizobata, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Yoshidahon-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8501. Tel: +81 (0)75-753-7144/7140; fax: +81 (0)75-753-7148; e-mail: mizobata@kier.kyoto-u.ac.jp. Four single-sided copies of the typescripts, entirely double-spaced and clearly typed, should be submitted. Each paper should include on a separate covering sheet the number of words, the paper title, author’s name, current address, e-mail address and telephone and fax numbers.
5. The paper should be introduced by a brief abstract of approximately 100 words, keywords and JEL classification numbers. Manuscripts should not normally exceed 10,000 words, inclusive of tables, figures, notes and references.

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