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Land Economics

Edited by Daniel W. Bromley, University of Wisconsin–Madison
ISSN: 0023-7639, e-ISSN: 1543-8325
Published four times per year


Land Economics is devoted to the study of economic aspects of the entire spectrum of natural and environmental resources, emphasizing conceptual and/or empirical work with direct relevance for public policy. Founded in 1925 as the Journal of Land and Public Utility Economics, the emphasis remains with articles that address the determinants and consequences of economic activity on the value and use of land, or the contribution of natural and environmental resources to economic activity.

Impact Factor: 1.365


Special Issues:
Defining Sustainability, Land Economics 73 #4, available on JSTOR, and also available as an ebook.
Tropical Deforestation and Land Use, Land Economics Vol. 77 #2. Also available as an ebook.
Recent Developments in Fisheries Economics, Land Economics Vol. 83 #1, and also available as an ebook.



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Special issues of Land Economics available as ebooks

These ebooks, developed from topical, special issues of the journal, provide broadened access to the work of important thinkers and researchers who have applied their talents to topics of wide interest.


Open Access iconDefining Sustainability, Special Issue of Land Economics 73:4 (November 1997), Edited by Richard B. Howarth


Open Access iconTropical Deforestation and Land Use, Special Issue of Land Economics 77:2 (May 2001), Edited by Edward B. Barbier and Joanne C. Burgess


Open Access iconRecent Developments in Fisheries Economics, Special Issue of Land Economics 83:1 (February 2007), Edited by Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Gordon R. Munro, and Jon G. Sutinen




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Online access to Land Economics is available as part of the Project MUSE collections.

All back issues of Land Economics (formerly The Journal of Land & Public Utility Economics), beginning with Vol. 1, 1925, are available online through the JSTOR digital archive.


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Print back issues may be purchased from the University of Wisconsin Press here.


Single articles may be purchased online at or through the JSTOR archive. Print copies of single articles may be ordered here.