Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch (JCE)

Schmollers Jahrbuch

Edited by Nils Goldschmidt, Stefan Kolev, Erik Grimmer-Solem and Joachim Zweynert

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.


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Editorial Office

All correspondence regarding the content of the journal should be directed to:

Mark McAdam, Witten/Herdecke University


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement for the Journal of Contextual Economics (PDF)


Nils Goldschmidt, University of Siegen (
Erik Grimmer-Solem, Wesleyan University (
Stefan Kolev, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (
Joachim Zweynert, Witten/Herdecke University (

Editorial Board

John L. Campbell (Dartmouth College and Copenhagen Business School)
John B. Davis (Marquette University and University of Amsterdam)
Robert Falkner (London School of Economics)
Neva R. Goodwin (Tufts University)
D. Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound)
Geoffrey M. Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire)
Matthias Klaes (University of Dundee)
Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki)
Philip E. 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)
Stephen T. Ziliak (Roosevelt University)


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