[Journals]: Economic Development and Cultural Change Welcomes Marcel Fafchamps as New Head Editor

CONTACT: Rachel Wiseman / 773-834-1793/ rwiseman@press.uchicago.edu
The University of Chicago Press Journals Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcel Fafchamps as Editor of Economic Development and Cultural Change, effective November 1.
A respected expert on development economics, Marcel Fafchamps is a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. His research has spanned a range of topics, including market institutions, social networks, intrahousehold welfare, and spatial issues. In addition to his work on EDCC’s editorial board, Professor Fafchamps has previously served as Associate Editor of the Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Revue d’Economie du Développement. Professor Fafchamps will be stepping down from his position as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of African Economies to take this position.
Professor Fafchamps is taking over the editorship from his predecessor, John Strauss, a specialist in development economics and labor market outcomes who teaches at the University of Southern California. Under Professor Strauss’s management, the journal’s reputation and readership have grown. We are grateful for his service to the journal, which contributed greatly to EDCC’s standing as one of the best journals in the subfield of development economics.
“I am taking over the helm as Editor at a time when EDCC is in rude health, thanks to John Strauss’s magnificent stewardship over the last decade, and thanks to the work of our excellent team of associate editors,” Professor Fafchamps writes in an editorial statement that will be published in the January 2014 issue of EDCC. “I do not intend to introduce any major changes in editorial orientation. I do, however, intend to ensure that the journal continues to take advantage of the most current methods of serving our authors and of reaching out to our readers.”
The editorial transition will be complete on November 1, 2013, when Professor Fafchamps officially takes over leadership of the journal.


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