On 1 July, 2018, Oded Galor will become an editor of the Journal of Population Economics following Erdal Tekin, who has taken the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM) (see for further details).
Oded Galor (Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University) is the founder of ‘Unified Growth Theory’. He has contributed to the understanding of processes of development over the entire course of human history and the role of deep-rooted factors in the transition from stagnation to growth and in the emergence of the vast inequality across the globe. He has pioneered the exploration of the impact of human evolution, population diversity, and inequality on the process of development, and his interdisciplinary research has redirected research in the field of economic growth to the exploration of the long shadow of history and to the role of biogeographical and demographic forces in comparative economic development. Prof. Galor is also the Founding Editor of the Journal of Economic Growth, which is also owned by Springer Nature, and will remain in the position of Editor of this outlet. Oded Galor and Klaus F. Zimmermann see a large strategic benefit for both the Journal of Economic Growth and the Journal of Population Economics to function in a close collaboration.
For more information, read the recent interview with Prof. Galor on the Global labour Organisation (GLO) website.