RePEc: Research Papers in Economics

How you can use RePEc   |   RePEc information for participants   |   Major participants and activity

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 75 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components. All RePEc material is freely available. Participation in RePEc as a provider only involves the cost of your time in preparing and maintaining metadata describing your publications.

You may add your own materials to RePEc through a department or institutional archive. All institutions, nonprofit and commercial, are welcome to join and contribute their materials by establishing and maintaining their own RePEc archive. If your institution does not yet participate in RePEc, you may submit your own papers to MPRA (the Munich Personal RePEc Archive), and they will automatically be included in RePEc. RePEc does not support personal archives: only institutional archives.

RePEc collaborates with the American Economic Association's EconLit database to provide content from leading universities' working paper series to EconLit. If your university does not contribute its working paper series to RePEc, please contact us for assistance, or view the "step by step" instructions at IDEAS.

Please note that RePEc does not contain full-text journal articles. RePEc services provide links to many full-text articles, but you may need a personal or institutional subscription to follow those links. If a working paper or journal article is not indicated as "downloadable", please contact the author, publisher or your local library for assistance. We cannot provide full texts on request.

The RePEc database holds over 1,160,000 items of interest, over 1,025,000 of which are available online:
440,000  working papers
690,000  journal articles
2,600  software components
28,000  book and chapter listings
31,000  author contact and publication listings
12,000  institutional contact listings
Bookmark this page to easily locate our services to the economics profession.

How you can use RePEc:

The following web sites offer all or part of the RePEc database for you to browse or search:
RePEc RePEc Author Service: Author registration and "RePEc CV" maintenance.
MPRA Munich Personal RePEc Archive: Authors in institutions lacking a RePEc archive can submit their papers to have them included in the RePEc database.
IDEAS IDEAS: the complete RePEc database at your disposal. Working papers, journal articles, software components, author information, directory of institutions.


EconPapers EconPapers: Economics at your fingertips. EconPapers provides access to RePEc, the world's largest collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software.


Economists Economists Online: Economists Online showcases some of the world's leading institutions, their scholars and their academic publications and datasets.


NEP NEP (New Economics Papers): Free email notification of new downloadable working papers for over 40 specific fields. NEP Archives are available.
edirc EDIRC: Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
RePEc Plagiarism Initiative: an effort to curtail plagiarism of RePEc contents.
LogEc LogEc: Detailed access statistics for RePEc items and authors.
CitEc CitEc: Citations from items in the RePEc database.


Inomics Inomics: downloadable working papers integrated with information on economics conferences, job information, and Internet search for economists.


SPZ SPZ: An online workplace for researchers, tutors and students within the RePEc information space.
Socionet Socionet: A Russian (and Russian language) implementation of the RePEc method and database as the collective information environment for the social sciences. Database customization and filtration by a "personal information robot".

RePEc information for participants

What is RePEc?
The RePEc blog
RePEc brochure (print doublesided and fold) in US Letter format
Authors: register yourself and link to your works with the RePEc Author Service
Providers: please note these restrictions on use of RePEc data.
How scholarly societies may benefit from collaboration with RePEc.
Who is involved with RePEc? Learn more about the RePEc Team.
To make it easy: Step by step instructions to create a working paper archive.
To make it even easier: templates for copying and pasting.
Once you are participating: Tips and tricks for RePEc archive maintainers.
To check the validity of your archive's materials in RePEc, use these helpful automated reports.
To keep up to date on current events in RePEc: the repec-announce mailing list.
Looking for scripts to automate access to research information? See RePEc scripts.
To contact us: email

Recent activity

LogEc list of the top 25 RePEc series last month (in terms of the number of file downloads)

LogEc's complete statistics of last month's activity on all RePEc archives

Major participants

Among the many participating institutions and publishers providing over 5,000 RePEc series, the largest contributing RePEc archives are:
  1. Elsevier
  2. Wiley Blackwell
  3. Springer
  4. AgEcon Search (US)
  5. Federal Reserve System (Fed) in Print (USA)
  6. Taylor & Francis Journals
  7. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, USA)
  8. Cambridge University Press
  9. Programme National Persée (France)
  10. Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA, Germany)
  11. NEREUS: Economists Online Archive
  12. WOPEBI (Canada)
  13. Oxford University Press
  14. University of Chicago Press
  15. DEGREE (Netherlands)
  16. American Economic Association (USA)
  17. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  18. ECONSTOR (ZBW, Germany)
  19. Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, UK)
  20. Palgrave Macmillan
  21. Hyper Articles en Ligne (France)
  22. CESifo (Germany)
  23. EconWPA (USA)
  24. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  25. S-WoPEc (Sweden)
  26. MIT Press
  27. Pion Ltd M.E. Sharpe Publishers
  28. World Bank
  29. IZA (Germany)
  30. University of California eScholarship Repository (USA)
  31. DotEc (Colombia)
  32. Econometrica
  33. Berkeley Electronic Press journals
  34. WoPEc (non-UK)
  35. WIFO (Austria)
  36. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  37. RePEc Input Service
  38. DIW Berlin (Germany)
  39. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
  40. Inter-American Development Bank
  41. Iowa State Department of Economics (USA)
  42. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics
  43. Economic Journal (UK)
  44. Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria)
  45. Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
  46. Emerald Group Publishing
  48. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences Sociales, Politiques et Économiques (Belgium)
  49. Boston College Economics (USA)
  50. TU Darmstadt - Publications Repository (Germany)

RePEc emerged from the NetEc group, which received support for its WoPEc project between 1996-1999 by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, as part of its Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib).

This page maintained by Kit Baum and Christian Zimmermann. Last modified 2012-02-07.