International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics (IJABE)
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International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics (IJABE)

Editors-in-Chief: Germana Giombini (Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy) and Rodica Ianole (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and 8 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2012
ISSN: 2160-9802|EISSN: 2160-9810|DOI: 10.4018/IJABE


The scope of the International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics (IJABE) encompasses how preferences, attitude, and behavioral issues influence economic agents involved in business and organizations. Special attention is given to the impact that globalization and digitalization have on businesses and organizations from a behavioral point of view. An interdisciplinary approach is required, as economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology are domains that contribute to understanding complex economic behavior, its triggers, and its practical implications. The journal encourages practice-oriented research papers from academics and reflective papers from practitioners, as well as case studies. Both quantitative and qualitative research papers are welcomed, as well as research that uses innovative methodologies to explore new insights in the field and theory.

Topics Covered

  • Applications of behavioral economics findings in public policies
  • Applied evolutionary economics and psychology
  • Behavioral factors influencing supply and demand of health and health services
  • Boundary rationality and impact on making decisions in business and organizations
  • Branding/advertising issues and organization behavior
  • Changes in economic behavior meaning in the globalization age
  • Consequences of decisions, judgment and choices with respect to producers’ results
  • Consumer behavior, marketing and digital marketing in the globalization age
  • Cross-cultural behavioral variation with impact on business and organizations
  • Differences between market behavior and individual behavior and their implications in business
  • Economic and social costs of addictive behaviors
  • Economic and socio-psychological determinants of e-organizations’ behavior
  • Factors influencing preferences, judgment, choices, decisions and the way they impact consumer behavior
  • Impact of new technologies on supply and demand of health and health services
  • Impact of procedural rationality in decision making process
  • Impact of technology diffusion on wealth, consumption and happiness
  • Impact of technology implementation in “procedural rationality” risk reduction
  • Individual and organizational decision making: consumption and non-consumption related factors
  • Inter-temporal choices with impact on savings and investments
  • Loss aversion and risk evaluation at business and organizational level
  • Methodological aspects in experimental economics with applications in business
  • New technologies related to consumption and environment
  • Rational behavior under imperfect competition with implications at business level
  • Social and psychological impact of macroeconomic policies on business and organizational behavior
  • The overconsumption society: determinants and effects in the globalization age

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics is to examine the main applications of Behavioral Economics in business and organizations, both in classical terms as well as influenced by digitalization and new technologies. Behavioral Economics arises from research that shows human boundary rationality and failures in acting in “self”—interest, loss aversion, among others—influence the making of economic choices and decisions. Despite the importance of an interdisciplinary perspective, the practical applications of this research are not well represented. The journal promotes papers that show a direct link between Behavioral Economics and concrete, practical applications at a business and organizational level, with a special focus on the effects of technology implementation and usage on economic agents’ perception, behavior, and decision-making processes. For this purpose, the journal serves as a distribution channel for research that contributes to theory and practice development in this knowledge domain.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Germana Giombini is an assistant professor in Economics and lecturer in Microeconomics and Monetary Economics at the Department of Economics, Society and Politics of the Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy. She is also an associate researcher of the Money and Finance Research Group (Mo.Fi.R) at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy. Dr. Giombini graduated in 2001 in Economics and Business at the Università di Urbino with summa cum laude. A MSc. in Economics was obtained (with distinction) from the University College London in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Università Politecnica delle Marche in 2006. In 2018 she obtained the qualification of full professor of Economic Policy and Applied Economics, the national habilitations from the Italian Ministry of Education. Dr. Giombini’s research interests are related to applied microeconometrics and focus on the employment, investment and financial behavior of firms in the presence of imperfect markets, to banking, and to technology transfer. She has published in high quality international journals, such as Economics Letters, Small Businesses Economics, Regional Studies, and International Review of Economics and Finance, among others. From 2018 she has been appointed Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics (IJABE), which encompasses how preferences, attitude, and behavioral issues influence economic agents involved in business and organizations. Dr. Giombini is also a member of the Scientific Committee of Argomenti - Journal of Economics, Culture and Social Studies, which publishes scientific articles in all areas of economics, economic policy and social studies, and provides a scholarly, international forum for all methodological approaches and schools of thought.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Alexander Borisov, University of Cincinnati, United States
Maxwell Chanakira, Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe
Anupam Das, Mount Royal University, Canada
Elena Druică, University of Bucharest, Romania
Muammer Erdoğdu, Marmara University, Turkey ORCID
Catalin Ghinararu, National Labour Research Institute, Romania
Eugen Iordănescu, Romania
Jacky Mathonnat, University Auvergne, France
Adian McFarlane, Canada
Fabio Musso, Urbino University, Italy ORCID
Abdelnaser Omran, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Barry Schwartz, Swarthmore College, United States
Fabio Tramontana, Italy ORCID
Calin Valsan, Bishop's University, Canada
Editorial Review Board
Kyriaki Begiazi, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Aspasia Bizopoulou, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Anca Bratu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Kaushik Chaudhuri, Shiv Nadar University, India
Mara Del Baldo, University of Urbino, Italy ORCID
Rufina Gafeeva, University of Cologne, Germany
Caroline Glackin, Fayetteville State University, United States
Ari Huuhka, University of Vaasa, Finland
Cosmin Imbrisca, University of Bucharest, Romania
Michael Möcker, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Boidurjo Rick Mukhopadhyay, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Nataliia Ostapenko, University of Tartu, Estonia ORCID
Laura Policardo, Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance, Italy ORCID
Madalina Ecaterina Popescu, National Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection (INCSMPS), Romania
Oliver Schnusenberg, The University of North Florida, United States
Tomasz Sulka, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sheikh Taher, University of Hyogo, Japan
Vojtech Zika, Charles University, Czech Republic


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