Journal of Contextual Economics (JCE)

Schmollers Jahrbuch

Edited by Peter J. Boettke, Nils Goldschmidt, Stefan Kolev, Stephen T. Ziliak and Joachim Zweynert

 Open Access Journal in Subscribe to Open pilot project, supported by ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft

Release period 4 issues per year (incl. one special issue). Approx. 450 pp./vol. Language: English

ISSN 2568-7603 (Print)
ISSN 2568-762X (Online)

About Journal

»… Exact science must always tolerate a different explanation of things as its equal, one shaped by an image of the whole and premised on the value of the past that seeks to understand and interpret individual phenomena in their context and organize the material through reflective judgements according to a general point of view.«

Gustav Schmoller (On the Purpose and Aims of the Journal, 1881)

Economics is social science. This central idea guiding the Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch since its founding in 1871 has lost none of its relevance. Ever more scholars have discovered that an »isolating« economics that removes economic processes from their social, historical, ethical, and ecological contexts in the interest of applying certain formal methods runs the danger of missing important aspects of economic reality. In philosophy, the humanities, and the social sciences, contextualism has grown in importance over the last several years, a core postulate of which is that a fuller understanding of human thought and action requires a grasp of the context in which they are embedded. In line with its original intention, the main objective of Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch is to offer such newer research a forum in which economic life is set in relation to its social and physical environment, particularly where the interface between the economic system and the other systems is studied. Institutional approaches appear to be particularly relevant to this purpose, nevertheless quantitative and qualitative methods are equally welcome. We also wish to solicit contributions that devote themselves to questions of long-term human development and societal change, including those from the perspective of economic history and the history of economic thought. Considering social and normative questions is an important thematic focus in the long tradition of this journal.

Starting with volume 2022, this journal will be published in Open Access as part of a Subscribe to Open pilot project.
All contributions are published under the Creative Commons licence CC BY 4.0. Authors do not have to bear any costs for publication in Open Access.

Open Access

 Open Access publication of this journal on the basis of a CC BY 4.0 license is made possible through the Subscribe to Open pilot project, supported by ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft.

Open Acces for the following publications was made possible by Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Stabsstelle »Publikationen und wissenschaftliche Informationsdienste«.

Tobias Brändle
   Productivity Signalling and Further Training. Evidence on Absence Behaviour, Presenteeism and Overtime Hours of German Employees
JCE, Vol. 135 (2015), Issue 4, pp. 499–535

Andreas Damelang, Florian Schulz und Basha Vicari
   Institutionelle Eigenschaften von Berufen und ihr Einfluss auf berufliche Mobilität in Deutschland
JCE, Vol. 135 (2015), Issue 3, pp. 307–333

Christopher Osiander und Michael Fertig
   Selektivität beim Zugang zu Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen. Die Bedeutung individueller und struktureller Determinanten am Beispiel der »Initiative zur Flankierung des Strukturwandels«
JCE, Vol. 135 (2015), Issue 3, pp. 279–306

Rosella Icardi
   Is Workplace Training more Beneficial for Vocationally Educated Workers? A Comparison Between England and Germany
JCE, Vol. 135 (2015), Issue 1, pp. 67–81

Hans Dietrich, Holger Alda, Harald Pfeifer, Felix Wenzelmann, Gudrun Schönfeld, Stefan Schiel, and Stefan Seth
   Linked Employer-Employee Data on Firms’ Training Costs: Enriching Register based LEE Data with Firm Level Data on Apprenticeship Training
JCE, Vol. 134 (2014), Issue 2, pp. 237–247

Tanja Buch und Gabriele Wydra-Somaggio
   Die Beschäftigungsstabilität nach einer dualen Berufsausbildung: Wer startet erfolgreich in das Erwerbsleben
JCE, Vol. 133 (2013), Issue 3, pp. 409–438

Thomas Rhein, Parvati Trübswetter, and Natascha Nisic
   Is Occupational Mobility in Germany Hampered by the Dual Vocational System The Results of a British-German Comparison
JCE, Vol. 133 (2013), Issue 2, pp. 203–214

Alexander Yendell
   Participation in Continuing Vocational Training in Germany between 1989 and 2008
JCE, Vol. 133 (2013), Issue 2, pp. 169–183

Doris Bambey
   The Research Data Centre for Education (FDZ Bildung): Qualitative Data in the Context of a Social Science Triangulation of Methods
JCE, Vol. 132 (2012), Issue 4, pp. 661–669

Christian Gerhards, Sabine Mohr, and Klaus Troltsch
   The BIBB Training Panel – An Establishment Panel on Training and Competence Development
JCE, Vol. 132 (2012), Issue 4, pp. 635–652

Lutz Bellmann, Chistian Hohendanner, and Reinhard Hujer
   Regional Determinants of Employer-Provided Further Training
JCE, Vol. 131 (2011), Issue 4, pp. 581–598

Katja Coneus, Johannes Gernandt, and Marianne Saam
   Noncognitive Skills, School Achievements and Educational Dropout
JCE, Vol. 131 (2011), Issue 4, pp. 547–568

Susanne Zopf und Michael Tiemann
   BIBB/BAuA-Employment Survey 2005/06
JCE, Vol. 130 (2010), Issue 3, pp. 409–420

Holger Alda and Daniela Rohrbach-Schmidt
   New Data and Services for Vocational Education and Training Research – Research Data Centre of the Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training (BIBB-FDZ)
JCE, Vol. 130 (2010), Issue 2, pp. 253–267

Lutz Bellmann and Florian Janik
   Abitur and What Next? Reasons for Gaining Double Qualifications in Germany
JCE, Vol. 130 (2010), Issue 1, pp. 1–18

Stefan Bender, Michael Fertig, Katja Görlitz, Martina Huber, and Alexandra Schmucker
   WeLL – Unique Linked Employer-Employee Data on Further Training in Germany
JCE, Vol. 129 (2009), Issue 4, pp. 637–643

Rolf Becker
   The Transmission of Educational Opportunities across three Generations – Prospects and Limits of the SOEP Data
JCE, Vol. 129 (2009), Issue 2, pp. 155–167

Walter Müller und Markus Klein
   Schein oder Sein: Bildungsdisparitäten in der europäischen Statistik. Eine Illustration am Beispiel Deutschlands
JCE, Vol. 128 (2008), Issue 4, pp. 511–543

Ute Leber und Iris Möller
   Weiterbildungsbeteiligung ausgewählter Personengruppen
JCE, Vol. 128 (2008), Issue 3, pp. 405–429

Renate Neubäumer, Susanne Kohaut und Margarete Seidenspinner
  Detenninanten betrieblicher Weiterbildung - ein ganzheitlicher Ansatz zur Erklärung des betrieblichen Weiterbildungsverhaltens und eine empirische Analyse für Westdeutschland
JCE, Vol. 126 (2006), Issue 3, pp. 437–471

Sara Geerdes
   Die Teilnahme an beruflicher Weiterbildung von erwerbstätigen Migranten in Deutschland
JCE, Vol. 125 (2005), Issue 4,pp. 549–571

Ralf Mytzek-Zühlke
   The Incidence of Employment Subsidies for Vocational Training
JCE, Vol. 125 (2005), Issue 4, pp. 525–548

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Editorial Board

John L. Campbell (Dartmouth College and Copenhagen Business School)
Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge)
John B. Davis (Marquette University and University of Amsterdam)
Erwin Dekker (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Robert Falkner (London School of Economics)
Neva R. Goodwin (Tufts University)
Erik Grimmer-Solem (Wesleyan University)
D. Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound)
Geoffrey M. Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire)
Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki)
Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame)
Tanya Rosenblat (University of Michigan)
Esther Mirjam Sent (Radboud University)
Richard Sturn (University of Graz)
Gert G. Wagner (German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin)
Friederike Welter (University of Siegen)


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