The Origins and Evolution of Policy Modeling

Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last revised: 3 Mar 2015

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

Akademia Ekonomiczno-Humanistyczna w Warszawie; Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

Sufei Yap


Date Written: June 14, 2011


This paper is interested to study the origins, evolution and perspectives of the Journal of Policy Modeling (JPM). This top journal in policy modeling for long time makes a remarkable contribution by propose different focuses, methodologies and models for the policy modeling research field. Basically, the main objective of this paper is to analyze the trajectory of this prestigious journal in the last 32 years by using all volumes of this journal from 1979 until 2011. It is to analyze the research focus and modeling approach according to our forty five variables proposed in our model.

Keywords: Policy modeling, economics research, economics teaching

JEL Classification: A33

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Yap, Sufei, The Origins and Evolution of Policy Modeling (June 14, 2011). Journal of Policy Modeling, Vol. 35, 2013, Available at SSRN:

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