The Kyoto Economic Review
(Formerly The Kyoto University Economic Review)
TOWARD A NEW DEVELOPMENT
To revive the innovative spirit of its founders, starting 2004, The Kyoto University Economic
Review will become an open refereed journal and its name will be slightly altered to The Kyoto
Economic Review (hereafter, The Review). The Review was founded in 1926 as the first Japanese
economic journal in Western languages. Since its inception, nearly five hundred articles in a total of
72 volumes, covering almost all areas of economic research, have been published. When Japan
became isolated from the world during the war in 1937-1945, The Review became a crucial link
between Japanese economists and the international academic community. It has introduced to
overseas researchers the works of Hajime Kawakami, Yasuma Takata, Kei Shibata, Yoshinosuke
Yagi, Hideo Aoyama, among others.
As of the beginning of 2004, The Review will welcome contributions from researchers from
both within and outside Kyoto University. It will remain a comprehensive journal covering economic
theory, econometrics, applied economics, management sciences, economic history, and economic
thought. The Review aims not only to communicate the results of advanced economic analysis, but
also promote the historical and philosophical perspectives in economic sciences. Furthermore, it will
be ready to publish groundbreaking case studies of economic and administrative behavior, leading to
new developments in economic analysis. We welcome submissions of original research articles from
all over the world.
The Review's EDITORS
Toshiaki Tachibanaki (Chief Editor)
EDITORIAL AND MANAGERIAL OFFICE
The Kyoto Economic Review: Office of Advanced Economic Analysis, Graduate School of
Economics, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, JAPAN 606-8501. E-mail: coe-
The Review will be published biannually and distributed to facilitate academic exchanges and
discussions in Japan and overseas. Academic institutions as well as research groups that would like
to subscribe to The Review are requested to contact the address given above.
Instructions to Contributors
1. The Kyoto Economic Review is a comprehensive economics journal. "Economics" is understood
here in a broader sense, covering economic theory, applied economics, statistics and econometrics,
management sciences, experimental and simulation studies, economic history, and economic thought.
In addition to original articles, it occasionally prints surveys, discussions of important topics,
substantial review articles, guides for important reference materials, and summaries of interesting
experiments/simulations. Submission proposals to the editors are welcomed, although no promises
can be made before the final submission of the manuscript.
2. Three printed copies of the manuscript along with an electronic version on disk are required for
submission. Manuscripts should be sent to the following address:
The Kyoto Economic Review, Office of Advanced Economic Analysis
Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University
Kyoto 606-8501, JAPAN
3. Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter indicating the author's name, affiliations,
correspondence address, the title, and the number of pages in the manuscript.
4. The first page of the manuscript should contain the title, an abstract of not more than 200 words,
3-5 keywords, and a maximum of 3 JEL classification code numbers.
5. The contributors are fully responsible to ascertain that their contributions do not violate
intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of others, including, without limitation,
copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets.
6. Contributors are required to transfer all copyrights to The Kyoto Economic Review, including the
right to publish their contributions in any form and display electronic files on The Review's web site.
Contributors, however, reserve the right of reproduction, provided that they obtain prior written
permission from The Review.
7. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with wide margins. All pages should be numbered
consecutively. References, tables, and figures should appear on separate pages. Table titles, and
figure captions and legends must be sufficiently descriptive.
8. The number of footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout
the text with superscripted Arabic numerals. Important formulae should be numbered consecutively
throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. on the right-hand side of the page. Figures should be
numbered consecutively and should be submitted as a separate file. Tables should be numbered
separately, excluding the figure numbers.
9. Use of unusual mathematical notations without justifiable grounds should be avoided. An
explanatory memorandum should be submitted in case of considerable abbreviation in the derivation
(not to be printed). This also applies to programming variables, in case of simulation studies.
10. References should be quoted in the text by citing the corresponding number in square brackets.
The references should only include the most relevant papers, gratuitous referencing should be
avoided. The references should be formatted as follows:
Lazonick, W. (1991) Business organization and the myth of the market economy.
Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, U.K. and New York, N.Y.
For contributions to collective works
Witt, U. (1991) “Reflections on the present state of evolutionary economic theory,” in G.M.
Hodgson and E. Screpanti (eds.) Rethinking economics: markets, technology and economic
evolution. Edward Elgar, Aldershot, pp. 83--102.
For contributions to periodicals
Montes, L. (2003) “Smith and Newton: some methodological issues concerning general
equilibrium theory,” Cambridge Journal of Economics 27.5: 723--748.
11. Proofs will be sent to the contributors. Corrections should be limited to printed errors. Reprints
of the published articles can be ordered from the above mentioned office address of The Kyoto