History, Aims and Scope of the journal
The Cahiers d’Economie Politique / Papers in Political Economy - PPE was created in 1974, and is now the main French journal specialized in history of economic thought. It has published and participated in the main theoretical discussions by paying a particular attention to the historical aspects of economic analysis. Considering that the study of past authors and contemporary debates are complementary, the PPE publish papers on history of economic thought, economic philosophy, or papers overlapping fields of history of economic thought and contemporary economic theory or economic history. PEE is a biannual journal, usually published in June and December. One of the two yearly issues is thematic and includes papers presented at a workshop or conference and selected among responses to an open call for papers. PPE also publishes book reviews. Proposals for book reviews can be submitted to the editorial board, and are refereed by the board or by an anonymous peer referee. For details, see ‘publication conditions’.
For thirty-five years, the PPE have promoted the study of past economists as a means to shed light on today’s theoretical debates. To achieve this, a Collection has been set up to make available texts that have always remained unpublished or that are currently out of print.