The International Review of Economics (IREC) is an international journal based at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. It provides an international forum for academics and practitioners, covering a broad range of macro and microeconomic subjects.
Its main focus as a peer-reviewed scholarly journal is on hosting high-quality empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented contributions with an emphasis on rationality and reciprocity issues, including applications to such fields as welfare and happiness, capabilities, formal and informal institutions, the economics of law, economic dynamics, development, the history of economic thought, civil economy, and experimental issues.
- A major scientific forum for economists with an interest in interdisciplinary research.
- The first academic journal focussed on the economics of interpersonal relations, happiness and related fields.
- Hosts papers on experimental and behavioral issues – spans a wide range of micro and macro economic subjects.
IREC is the successor to RISEC, the Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali, an international economic journal founded in 1954 by Giovanni Demaria and Tullio Bagiotti under the auspices of the Bocconi University of Milan and published from 1954 to 2006.