The Review of Economics and Development Studies (READS) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly research Journal published Quarterly by the SPCRD Global Publishing Pakistan. The journal is independently managed by Editorial Board with the assistance of members of Advisory Board and Associate fellows of SPCRD comprising of distinguished faculty members at national and international higher education institutions. The journal aims to cover the topics and issues in various sub-areas of Economics, Development Studies and Business Economics. The major and significant purpose of this journal is to highlight the theoretical and applied issues faced by Academia, Researchers, Economists, Policy Makers, Managers, Businesses and Society in the subject of Economics as a mother discipline. The journal especially welcomes submissions which cover the topical areas related to sustainable economic development in emerging and developing economies

The main objective of the journal is to disseminate reliable knowledge, quality research and initiate a debate in an interdisciplinary context, linking different areas of Economics & Development Studies in social sciences with the focus on analysis of societies, behaviors, social and economic problems, businesses & societies, economies and guidelines to overcome them based on largely empirical and applied research.

The journal also covers all disciplines of social sciences in the context of development studies. The journal disseminates quality research in all disciplines of Economics and Development Studies in Social Sciences. This research journal welcomes the individuals or group of researchers’ contributions in terms of research papers, articles, relevant theoretical frameworks and reviews which have promoted to creation of reliable and authentic knowledge related to the broader fields of Economics and Development Studies in social sciences. The target audience is not only scholars, but also policy makers and practitioners including aspiring public & private sector leaders, opinion & policy makers engaged in research and development.

The READS also focuses on the contemporary research publications philosophies including blind peer referring, timely review, regular publication, open access policy, archiving policy, ethical policies, plagiarism policy and broader coverage of the fields. The Editorial and Advisory Bords are represented by the world’s well reputed and experienced academicians and researchers in their respective fields.

The ideas and views expressed in the published research articles in this journal are of sole responsibility of the authors and nothing to do with the views & policy of the SPCRD and Review of Economics and Development Studies (READS).

The SPCRD Global Publishing and READS follow an Open Access Policy for copyright and licensing. If researchers are using or reproducing content from this platform, they need to appropriately cite the author(s), journal name and SPCRD publishing information.

Aims & Scope

Since Review of Economics and Development Studies (READS) specializes in quantitative economic and development policy analysis, the target readers of the journal include economists and other social scientists in government, business, international agencies, universities, and research institutions. The journal strives to provide the most current and best research in the field of economics and development.

The major purpose of publishing READS is to disseminate applied knowledge, quality of research and generate debate on the contemporary issues in Applied Economics, Development and Business Economics in all its allied disciplines.

The READS aims at exploring the latest developments in all branches of Economics, Development Studies and Business Economics. This research journal is truly international in scope, covering all arenas & areas of developed, developing and emerging economies in the context of all disciplines of Economics and Development Studies.

The READS considers articles written in all areas of economics and development studies in emerging economies  including but not limited to microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial economics, environmental economics, sustainable economic growth and development, monetary economics, econometrics, agriculture economics, international economics, managerial economics, labor economics, public finance, political economy, game theory, health economics, development studies, population studies, national economy, monetary and financial economics, applied economics, behavioral and experimental economics, education economics, applied management, commerce, regional economics, education in the economy,  the law and economics, the industrial organization, economic history, economics of the natural resources and climate change, environmental economics, industry structure and public policy, economic modeling and  policy, corporate finance, psychology and economics, gender studies, business studies and management issues.