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Studies in Microeconomics

Studies in Microeconomics


Chief Editorial Advisor
Nick Baigent Choice Group, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Methods, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Editor-in-Chief
Sahana Roy Chowdhury International Management Institute, Kolkata, India

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Economics | Microeconomics

eISSN: 23218398 | ISSN: 23210222 | Current volume: 7 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

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Studies in Microeconomics
seeks high quality theoretical as well as applied (or empirical) research in all areas of microeconomics. All manuscripts will be subjected to a peer-review process.

TOPICS: Topics include (but are by no means restricted to): rational choice and individual decision making, consumer choice, producer choice, choice under uncertainty, game theory (cooperative, non-cooperative, static and dynamic), market equilibrium, market failure (imperfect competition, public goods and externalities), information economics, general equilibrium , social choice, welfare economics and mechanism design, as well as theoretical or empirical research in industrial organization and public economics that uses a microeconomic framework. Additionally, we are interested in promoting research involving laboratory and field methods to address important economic as well as policy relevant questions that are difficult to examine using the more traditional naturally occurring data.

The intended audience of the journal are professional economists and young researchers with an interest and expertise in microeconomics and above.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Studies in Microeconomics seeks high quality theoretical as well as applied (or empirical) research in all areas of microeconomics (broadly defined to include other avenues of decision science such as psychology, political science and organizational behavior). In particular, we encourage submissions in new areas of Microeconomics such as in the fields of Experimental economics and Behavioral Economics. All manuscripts will be subjected to a peer-review process. The intended audience of the journal are professional economists and young researchers with an interest and expertise in microeconomics and above.

In addition to full-length articles MIC is interested in publishing and promoting shorter refereed articles (letters and notes) that are pertinent to the specialist in the field of Microeconomics (broadly defined).

MIC will periodically publish special issues with themes of particular interest, including articles solicited from leading scholars as well as authoritative survey articles and meta-analysis on the themed topic.

We will also publish book reviews related to microeconomics, and MIC encourages publishing articles from policy practitioners dealing with microeconomic issues that have policy relevance under the section Policy Analysis and Debate.

TOPICS: Topics include (but are by no means restricted to): rational choice and individual decision making, consumer choice, producer choice, choice under uncertainty, game theory (cooperative, non-cooperative, static and dynamic), market equilibrium, market failure (imperfect competition, public goods and externalities), information economics, general equilibrium , social choice, welfare economics and mechanism design, as well as theoretical or empirical research in industrial organization and public economics that uses a microeconomic framework. Additionally, we are interested in promoting research involving laboratory and field methods to address important economic as well as policy relevant questions that are difficult to examine using the more traditional naturally occurring data.

Associate Editors
Catherine Bros Associate Professor of Economics, Université Paris-Est Marne La Vallée – ERUDITE
Kaustav Das Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Department of Economics, University of Exeter, UK
Utteeyo Dasgupta Associate Professor, Wagner College, NY; Senior Research Associate, Center for International Policy Studies, Fordham University, NY
Editorial Board
Youngsub Chun Department of Economics, Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Republic of Korea
Giulio Codognato Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Partha Gangopadhyay School of Business, Western Sydney University, Australia
Elisabeth Gugl Department of Economics, University of Victoria, Canada
Ludovic Julien Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense, Nanterre Cédex, France
Urmee Khan Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside, California, USA
Praveen Kulshreshtha Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Pushkar Maitra Department of Economics, Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia
Diganta Mukherjee Sampling and Official Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Gerald Pech Department of Economics, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
Lakshmi K Raut Research Economist, Social Security Administration, Office of Policy, Washington, USA
Indrajit Ray Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK
Sudipta Sarangi Department of Economics, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Anindya Sen Department of Economics, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Koichi Tadenuma Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
Fang-Fang Tang China Center for Economic Research, National School of Development, Peking University, Beijing, China
Roberto Veneziani School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
Ronald Wendner Department of Economics, School of Economics and Social Sciences, Karl-Franzens University Universitaetsstrasse, Austria
Yongsheng Xu Department of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
Naoki Yoshihara Institute of Economic Research,Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Studies in Microeconomics

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://peerreview.sagepub.com/MIC to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Studies in Microeconomics will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    5.3 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information              

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Studies in Microeconomics, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    The types of manuscripts accepted in the journal are:

    • Articles
    • Book Reviews
    • Policy Analysis and Debate
    • Research Papers
    • Exposita Note

    Topics include (but are by no means restricted to): rational choice and individual decision making, consumer choice, producer choice, choice under uncertainty, migration decisions, firm level studies, game theory (cooperative, non-cooperative, static and dynamic), market equilibrium, market failure (imperfect competition, public goods and externalities), information economics, general equilibrium, social choice, welfare economics and mechanism design, labour market, social sector (education, health, gender) issues. We welcome submissions in all traditional fields of Microeconomics as well as the emerging new areas such as the fields of experimental economics, and behavioral economics. In addition, theoretical or empirical or applied research in industrial organization and public economics that uses a microeconomic framework is very much within the scope of the journal.

    We will also publish reviews of books related to microeconomics and highly debated policy issues. The intended audience of the journal are professional economists and young researchers with an interest and expertise in microeconomics and above.

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to the journal administrator at https://peerreview.sagepub.com/MIC.

    • Articles accepted for publication in this journal should be written in MS Word, Times New Roman font, and should be submitted online. Manuscripts should normally not exceed 6,000 words and should be submitted with the cover page bearing only the title of the article, author/s’ names, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses. Author/s’ name should not appear on any other page.
    • All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords.
    • Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’).
    • Use ‘z’ spellings instead of ‘s’ spellings. This means that words ending with ‘-ise’, ‘isation’, etc., will be spelt with ‘z’ (e.g., ‘recognize’, ‘organize’, ‘civilize’).
    • Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
    • Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
    • Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently.
    • Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. All Figures and Tables should be cited in the text. Sources for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Studies in Microeconomics is a double blinded journal, hosted on SAGE Track SAGE System, a web-based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/MIC to login/create an account and submit your article online.

    The corresponding author will receive a link for the copyright form once a contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final once the author submits the copyright form.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.]

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Studies in Microeconomics requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Studies in Microeconomics encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Studies in Microeconomics and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Studies in Microeconomics offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                               

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Studies in Microeconomics adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses, and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article. Guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) must be followed.

    Inverted names: In each reference, authors' names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author's name.

    Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.

    Chronological listing: If you have more than one work by the same author(s), list them in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.

    Sentence case: In references, follow sentence case for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.

    Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case.

    Reference styles:

    Book
    Hochschild, A.R. (1983). The managed heart: Commercialization of human feeling. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

    Article in an edited book
    Van Maanen, J., & Kunda, G. (1989). Real feelings: Emotional expression and organizational culture. In L.L. Cummings, & B.M. Staw (Eds), Research in organizational behavior (pp. 43–103). Greenwich CT: AI Press.

    Conference Proceedings
    Akaike, H. (1973). Information theory and an extension of the maximum likelihood principle. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Information Theory (pp. 267–281). Budapest, Hungary: Akademiai Kiado.

    Article from the web
    Hort, L., Barrett, M., & Fullop, L. (2001). Doing hard labor: Gendered emotional labor in academic management. Retrieved from www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ejrot/cms conference/2001/Papers/Gender/Hort

    Journal Article
    Harris, L.C. (2002). The emotional labor of barristers: An exploration of emotional labor by status professionals. Journal of Management Studies, 39(4), 553–584.

    The reference to other works should be provided in the text using citations written in the author-date method.

    Author-date method: Follow the author-date method of in-text citation, e.g., (Morris, 2000).

    Quotes: When directly quoting from a work, include the page number in the citation.

    Citation styles:

    One Work by One Author: (Morris, 2000)

    One Work by Multiple Authors: (Morris and Feldman, 2000)

    One Work by Three or More Authors: (Morris et al., 2000)

    Works with No Author: Cite the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year, for example, (‘Study Finds’, 1982).

    Two or More Works by Different authors in One Citation: (Morris, 1980; Rafaeli, 1988; Sachs and Blackmore, 1998)

    Two or More Works by the Same Author(s) in One Citation: (Sachs and Blackmore, 1998, 1999)

    Two or More Works Published in the Same Year by the Same Author(s): (Morris, 1980a, 1980b, 1980c)

    Authors with the Same Last Name: To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names: (T.V. Rao, 2001; M.K. Rao, 1998).

    Work discussed in secondary source: In the text, name the original work, and give a citation for the secondary source. For example, if Seidenberg and McClelland's work is cited in Coltheart et al. and you did not read the original work, list the Coltheart et al. reference in the References. In the text, use the following citation: In Seidenberg and McClelland's study (as cited in Coltheart, Curtis, Atkins, and Haller, 1993)....

    Book reviews must have details like name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price. Book reviews must also be submitted online at https://peerreview.sagepub.com/MIC.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Studies in Microeconomics is hosted on SAGE Track SAGE, a web based online submission and peer review system. Visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/MIC to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication           

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Studies in Microeconomics editorial office as follows:

    s.roychowdhury@imi-k.edu.in

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