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.