Style Guidelines

Please use the following guidelines in preparing your paper for submission for the Review. All papers must be entirely double spaced and single sided and not more then 50 pages in length.


  • The first page includes the title, author name(s) and affiliation(s), and an abstract of not more than 100 words.
  • Textual Subdivisions: Sections are numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, beginning with the Introduction. Subsections, if numbered at all, are consecutive, as e.g., 1.1, 1.2.
  • The Appendix appears at the end of the paper, before the references. The need for more than one appendix is handled by making subsections of the single appendix.
  • Theorems, Lemmas, Corollaries, Remarks, Definitions, etc., are numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.
  • Equations may be set in the text or centered as display equations. Some or all of the display equations may be numbered, and if so, Arabic numerals are used either consecutively throughout the paper (1,2,3) or within sections (2.1,2.2,3.1). Place the equation number in parentheses at the far left, the equation in the center, and the running variable on the right side, as shown.
  • All unusual symbols must be identified. Make a clear distinction between: (a) capital and lower case letters; (b) subscripts, superscripts, and ordinary letters or numbers, (c) zero and the letter "o" or "O", (d) K and kappa, u and mu, v and nu, n and eta, letter "el" and numeral "1" and prime sign.
  • Figures are numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Rough drawings may be submitted initially and professional drawings prepared after acceptance.
  • Tables are numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Rows and columns must be clearly separated with column heads marked.
  • Footnotes are numbered consecutively and double spaced. They may appear at the bottom of each page or at the end of the text. Acknowledgments, if any, are made in Footnote 1, with superscript to the author's name.


  • When citing references in the text, include the author's last name, the date of publication, and page numbers, if applicable. "Et al." may be used with three or more authors. If the citation is given in parenthesis, do not enclose the date in an additional set of parentheses or brackets. Examples:
    • A similar procedure is explored by Arrow (1963, pp. 10-12).
    • This argument is discussed in Krantz, et al. (1971).
    • This argument is discussed in Krantz, Luce, Suppes and Tversky (1971).
    • (See Hellwig 1977 for a detail discussion.
  • References should be listed alphabetically (by author -- within author chronologically -- and title) and must be doubled spaced on a separate sheet at the end of the paper.

Published Sources

  • Book: Author(s), Title (City of Publication: Publisher, Year). Examples:
    • Arrow, K.J., Social Choice and Individual Values, 2nd edition (New York: Wiley, 1963).
    • Krantz, H.D., R.D. Luce, P. Suppes and A. Tversky, Foundations of Measurement (New York: Academic Press, 1971).
    • Samuelson, P.A., "Pure Theory of Public Expenditure and Taxation," in J. Margolis and H. Guitton, eds., Public Economics (New York: Macmillan, 1969), 98-123.
  • Article: Author(s), "Title," Journal vol. # (Year), page #s. Examples:
    • Kramer, G.H., "On a Class of Equilibrium Conditions for Majority Rule," Econometrica 41 (March 1973), 285-297.

Unpublished Sources

  • Author(s), "Title," type of paper, University or Foundation, Year. Examples:
    • Chiang, S.C., "Imperfection Information and Quality Upgrading," Ph.D.
    • Dissertation, Cornell University, 1983.
    • Halvorsen, R. and T. Smith, "A Test of the Theory of Exhaustible Resources," mimeo, University of Washington, 1986.
    • Schworm, W.E., "User Cost of Capital," Discussion Paper No. 77-22, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia, July 1977.
  • For cases not covered above, please include all information (i.e., series title, volume number, translator, reprint information).