Phenomenal World

Phenomenal World is a publication focused on political economy.

We aim to publish rigorous and innovative writing on economics, history, finance, policy, and politics. A publication of JFI, Phenomenal World explores political economy from a range of social scientific disciplines, and works with emerging and established scholars in and outside of JFI’s projects. 

Phenomenal World is edited by Maya Adereth, Tim Barker, Sanoja Bhaumik, Andrew Elrod, Emma Fajgenbaum, and Jack Gross.

We welcome submissions and pitches on subjects in economics, history, politics, philosophy, sociology, economic history, and kindred fields. We have extremely wide-ranging interests, so please get in touch. Email with a few paragraphs on your idea and your background.

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Phenomenal World Books

A collaboration with The University of Chicago Press, Phenomenal World Books is a publishing endeavor focused on political economy and critical social science. Read more here.

The Series Editorial Board is: Mehrsa Baradaran, Melinda Cooper, Daniela Gabor, Destin Jenkins, Ndongo Samba Sylla, and Adam Tooze.

The Phenomenal World Series Editor is Jack Gross.

The University of Chicago Press Series Editor is Chad Zimmerman.

We are seeking proposals for single- and multi-author books. Please write to us at with ideas and questions.

Phenomenal World Team

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Jack Gross

Research Writer and Editor

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Sanoja Bhaumik

Managing Editor

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Emma Fajgenbaum

Senior Editor

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Elham Saeidinezhad

Fellow, Market Structure

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Josue Chavez

Publishing and Operations Associate

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Tim Barker

Contributing Editor

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Camilo Andrés Garzón


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Maria Fernanda Sikorski


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Hugo Fanton


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Maya Adereth

Deputy Editor


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