Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy

The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy (JBEP). The Editor-in-Chief role is being vacated by the incoming SABE President – Michelle Baddeley. JBEP’s Editor-in-Chief is supported by the Deputy Editor – a position currently held by Giuseppe Attanasi, as well as by the Editorial Board.

JBEP publishes papers on the broad theme of behavioral economics applied to policy. JBEP seeks to engage with a wide audience by publishing short papers accessible to policy-makers as well as academics. Whilst a relatively new journal, it has been growing in stature in recent years – attracting a wider audience and large increases in downloads and citations.

The SABE community is diverse and international. JBEP has the potential to play a unique and important role for economics and public policy and the new Editor-in-Chief will have the opportunity to build on JBEP’s growth and SABE’s extensive international networks in developing JBEP into the pre-eminent international behavioral economics policy journal.

Qualifications and key evaluation criteria for applications are:

  • A strong track record and academic excellence in behavioral economics and related disciplines;
  • Experience and enthusiasm in applying insights from behavioural economics and behavioural science to key public policy challenges;
  • Demonstrated managerial ability, time and resources to maintain a thorough, fair and timely reviewing process;
  • A collaborative approach to working with the Editorial Board, and the Deputy, Special Issue and Book Review Editors;
  • Commitment to building the reputation, impact and efficiency of JBEP and its editorial processes, and to maintaining the highest ethical standards; and
  • A commitment to SABE’s values in publishing papers across the breadth of behavioral economics and economic psychology, including papers embedding diverse methodologies and assumptions.

The Editor-In-Chief will be appointed for an initial 4-year term with the option to extend for another 2-year term. The appointment will start in January 2021 or soon afterwards and the appointee will work closely with the current Editor-in-Chief – Michelle Baddeley and the Deputy Editor – Giuseppe Attanasi during the transition phase.

Applications will be evaluated by the SABE Executive Committee, which will make its decision at the January SABE Executive Committee meeting, with the Executive Committee’s recommendation to be ratified by the JBEP Editorial Board early in 2021.

More information about the Journal and its Editorial Board is available at

Applications outlining qualifications and addressing the evaluation criteria should be submitted in a document of no more than one page together with 1-2 page curricula vitae to by 20 December 2020.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Michelle Baddeley ( or Giuseppe Attanasi (email:

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