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, Ratik Asokan, Tim Barker, Sanoja Bhaumik, Emma Fajgenbaum, and Jack Gross.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas and questions.
Phenomenal World Contributors
Research Writer and Editor
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Phenomenal World (PW) is seeking a part-time assistant editor to join its editorial team.
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Virtual event June 22, 2022 at 4pm ET
Video now available from our panel discussion on the global monetary system
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