THE AMERICAN ECONOMIST is a refereed journal published by the International Honor Society in Economics - Omicron Delta Epsilon for the enhancement of research in economics.

Five noteworthy achievements of The American Economist include:

  1. Tufts University created a Social Science Library on CD-ROM selecting "4,000 outstanding articles in Anthropology, Economics, History, Philosophy, Social Psychology, Sociology and Political Science, with a focus on sustainable development and human well-being." These will be distributed free to university libraries in the developing world. Tufts University informed us that they selected 8 articles from The American Economist.

  2. In an article published (Spring 2008) by Southern Economic Journal (ranked number 13), titled "Ranking Economics Journals, Economics Departments, and Economists Using Teaching-Focused Research Productivity" authored by Melody Lo, M.C. Sunny Wong and Franklin G Mixon Jr., they rank the American Economist number 7, in terms of number of articles published on Teaching-Focused Research Productivity and, number 17 in terms of Citations. The top three journals in terms of citations are: Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economics and Statistics and The American Economic Review.

  3. The American Economist receives requests from various publishers to reprint articles that appeared in AE in books. In 2005 we received eight such requests which was a record. Please note that these 8 requests are not the same as those mentioned above. Mark Perlman, the founder and first editor of The Journal of Economic Literature (a journal of The American Economic Association and listed number one in terms of citations), stated that this is unprecedented. Each year we receive between three to five requests for reprints in books.

  4. Articles published in The American Economist are "recommended for further reading" by the Journal of Economic Perspectives (a journal of the American Economic Association).

  5. An article on Grants Economics was included in a volume, Recent Advances in Economics edited by Rendings Fels and John Siegfried and published for the American Economic Association by Richard Irwin.

Omicron Delta Epsilon was established in 1963 as a result of a merger of Omicron Delta Gamma, founded in 1915 by John R. Commons, University of Wisconsin and Frank Taussig, Harvard University, and Omicron Chi Epsilon, founded in 1955 by Alan A. Brown, City College of New York.

The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment, the promotion of closer ties between students and faculty within colleges and universities, and the publication of an official journal, The American Economist whose circulation is 7,000.

Two annual awards are made by the society on the basis of competitive entries: the Irving Fisher Graduate Monograph Award and the Frank W. Taussig Undergraduate Article Award.

Omicron Delta Epsilon has more than 450 chapters in the United States and other countries, with more than 10,000 active members.

Authors whose papers have been accepted and/or printed in The American Economist are permitted to self-archive materials at their home institutions, provided that the institution's repository is password protected. Requests for access to The American Economist articles from other sources should be sent to Michael Szenberg, Editor of The American Economist, at