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Economic journal taps Montana State professor as co-editor


By Christopher Lang | Feb 13, 2020

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The Montana State University main administration building, Montana Hall. | Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/MSU, Courtesy of Montana State University

The journal Economic Inquiry tapped a Montana State University associate professor as a co-editor for its publication in late January.

The new co-editor, associate professor Mark Anderson, is a microeconomist studying health economics, crime and risky behaviors at the university located in Bozeman, approximately 100 miles southeast of Helena.

“I am very proud that Montana is now represented on the board of this influential journal,” Anderson said in a press release.

Montana State University associate professor Mark Anderson | Photo courtesy of Montana State University

As a co-editor, Anderson will handle research papers related to crime, education, health and labor economics. He will select which articles advance for peer review. Based on peer review recommendations, Anderson then decides about publishing.

Economic Inquiry started in 1962. Its prime content focus is publishing research about topics related to economics. The journal also lays claim to having 22 Nobel laureates during its nearly six decades of history as authors.

Anderson joins nearly a dozen co-editors from universities in the United States and internationally, along with the journal’s top editor, Wesley Wilson at the University of Oregon.

At Montana State University, his associate professor role is with the Department of Agriculture Economics and Economics at the College of Letters and Science and the College of Agriculture.

Anderson has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from Montana State University. He earned his master’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Washington in economics.

The associate professor is a fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliate for the IZA Institute of Labor Economics.

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