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Volume 4 (2015)
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Iranian Journal of Economic Studies is published by Shiraz University, one of the oldest and the most prestigious universities in Iran, with high quality in research and education. The aim of this journal is to provide a forum for economists (in Iran and around the globe) to publish their theoretical and empirical research in all fields of economics. The primary purpose of the journal is to promote publications of original research related to the Iranian economy. It is also designed to serve as an outlet for studies on the Middle East and Central Asia. Nonetheless, the journal does not preclude itself from publishing high-quality works related to other regions. 


At the same time, submissions of methodological or theoretical studies with results that are of practical use are welcome. The journal also welcomes review papers and papers on other related topics provided that such topics are within the context of the broader multi-disciplinary scope of economics (such as Institutional Economics, Behavioral Economics, Cognitive economics, Law and Economics, Social and Economic Statistics, Econophysics, Economics of Entrepreneurship, Political Economics, and ….).The journal also welcomes articles from doctoral dissertations.

Type of journal: Scientific- Research

Frequency: Two Quarterly

Format: printed and electronic

Print ISSN: 1402-2322

Online ISSN: 1590-2717

Language: English (Persian Abstract)

Type of review: Closed and anonymous double-blind peer-review, at least two reviews, and one comparative review.

More about the Journal

The future plan of IJES is to be indexed by the Web of Science (WOS) and Scopus.

The magazine fallows the rules of COPE.

This journal operates a double blind review process and tries to do the review process in the shortest time. 

We allocate DOI names (Digital Object Identifiers) for the published articles, enabling them to be referenced clearly and persistently

Iranian Journal of Economic Studies uses iThenticate for plagiarism checker. 

You should fill out and submit the following two forms:

Conflict of Interest Disclosure and Commitment to Publishing Ethics &Transference of copyright Ownership  Forms can be downloaded in the guide for authors section


  From January, 1, 2022, the total cost for reviewing the paper is 100 thousand tomans, and after acceptance, no cost for printing will be received. At the discretion of the journal's editorial board, in manuscripts that require editing, authors are required to use one of the following two ways to edit their manuscript:  

. A reliable company does editing, and the relevant certificate is uploaded to the system.

. Editing is done by one of the faculty members of the Department of Foreign Languages (English) of prestigious universities, and the relevant certificate is uploaded to the system.                                                                          

Research Paper Other
Dynamic Portfolio Speculation via an Informationally More Structured Ito Process

Mohamamd Feghhi Kashani; Ahmadreza Mohebimajd

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 315-337


  Although theories over portfolio speculation have made remarkable progress so far, the performance of its proposed portfolios depends largely on the degree of accuracy in predicting future stocks prices dynamics. This study focuses on improving the performance of optimal portfolios by modeling the stocks ...  Read More

Research Paper Monetary economics
Stock Market Returns in Iran in Three Waves of COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence of Multiple Breaks Regression

Ali Cheshomi; Fariba Osmani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 339-364


  Despite the recession in global financial markets, the Tehran stock Exchange experienced significant growth during the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, this article tries to solve this puzzle by analyzes the effect of three Coronavirus waves on the total index of Tehran stock Exchange, its sub-indices, ...  Read More

Research Paper Other
The Impact of Financial Stress on Gold, Currency and Stock Markets in Iran: Time-Varying Granger-Causality Approach

Ali Rezazadeh; Roghayeh Mohseninia

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 365-390


  This study provides a comprehensive and different sight at the theoretical literature of the relationship between financial stress index and financial markets and presents a new method in order to investigate the nonlinear relationship between the financial stress index and financial markets for Iran's ...  Read More

Research Paper Other
Subsidies Reform and the Efficiency of Dairy Farms in Iran: a Comprehensive Evaluation

zeinab shokoohi; Mohammad Bakhshoudeh; Mahdi Asgari

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 391-410


  Subsidies reform in Iran started in 2010 after the implementation of the Targeted Subsidies Plan. Increasing the efficiency and productivity of production units through price realization was a main objective of this policy. However, the resulting spike in input and output prices challenged the achievement ...  Read More

Research Paper Environmental Economics
Economic-environmental consequences of reforming fossil fuel subsidies using RICE model in the MENA region countries by 2100 horizon;

Marzieh Haghshenas; Rozita Moayedfar; Alimorad Sharifi; Shekoofeh Farahmand

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 411-439


  The Earth's temperature has climbed by 0.7 degrees Celsius (°C) during the last 100 years, and the worldwide average temperature is expected to rise between 1.8 and 6.4 degrees °C by 2100. Climate change, particularly rising temperatures, according to IPCC , the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ...  Read More

Research Paper Monetary economics
Fiscal Determinants of Central Bank Credibility: Evidence on Inflation- Targeting Economies

Elham Kamal; Vahid Taghinejadomran

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 441-472


  This paper studies the main fiscal determinants of central bank credibility (CBC) from 1990 to 2014. Covering 25 inflation-targeting (IT) economies, we mainly focus on sovereign debt holders and fiscal rules since adopting the IT framework. As the CBC indicator is highly concentrated in the right tail ...  Read More

The Impact of Oil and Gold Prices’ Shock on Tehran Stock Exchange: A Copula Approach

Amir T. Payandeh Najafabadi; Marjan Qazvini; Reza Ofoghi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2012, , Pages 23-47


  There are several researches that deal with the behavior of SEs and their relationships with different economical factors. These range from papers dealing with this subject through econometrical procedures to statistical methods known as copula. This article considers the impact of oil and gold price ...  Read More

Total Factor Productivity Growth, Technical Change and Technical Efficiency Change in Asian Economies: Decomposition Analysis

Vahid Shahabinejad; Mohammad Reza Zare Mehrjerdi; Morteza Yaghoubi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, , Pages 47-69


  The aim of this paper is to analyze total factor productivity (TFP) growth and its components in Asian countries applying Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) to the time series data of 44 Asian countries from 2000 to 2010. Using Battese and Coelli approach, TFP is divided into technical efficiency change ...  Read More

The Relationship between Tourism and Environmental Performance: The Case of Caspian Sea Nations

Saeed Rasekhi; Soraya Mohammadi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , October 2015, , Pages 51-80


  Tourism is a multidimensional economic activity that has an interaction with the environment. On one hand, environmental resources provide the raw material for tourism, while on the other, tourism imposes a variety of negative and positive impacts (wanted or unwanted) on the environment through the creation ...  Read More

Welfare Impacts of Imposing a Tariff on Rice in Iran vs an Export Tax in Thailand: A Game Theory Approach

Azar Sheikhzeinoddin; Mohammad Bakhshoodeh; David Blandford

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2012, , Pages 95-106


  In this study, the social welfare impacts of the interaction of Iranian rice import policies and Thai export policies are analyzed using a game theoretic approach in conjunction with econometric supply and demand models. The joint impacts of increasing the world price of rice, resulting from the export ...  Read More

Estimating Efficiency of Thermal and Hydroelectric Power Plants in Iranian Provinces

Ahmad Sadraei Javaheri; Ali Hussein Ostadzad

Volume 3, Issue 2 , December 2014, , Pages 19-42


  This paper aims at estimating the efficiency of hydroelectric power plants (renewable energy resources) and thermal power plant (non-renewable energy resources) in Iranian provinces. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approaches is applied to estimate the efficiency. The network is modeled as a linear system ...  Read More

Research Paper Macroeconomics
Impact of Development Strategy on Economic Growth of Iran: New Structural Economics Perspective

seyedrohollah Ahmadi Hajiabadi; Jabbar Ul-Haq; Hubert Visas

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 July 2022


  The present paper aims to test the new structural economics hypothesis in regard to the effect of development strategy on economic growth in a country that has witnessed an eight-year war and has suffered severe sanctions i.e., Iran. According to the new structural economics, if a country adopts a comparative ...  Read More

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