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 the Jain Family Institute, we explore political economy from a range of social scientific disciplines, and work with emerging and established scholars in and outside of JFI’s projects. 


We welcome submissions and pitches on subjects in economics, history, politics, philosophy, sociology, economic history, and kindred fields. Email editorial@jfiresearch.org with a few paragraphs on your idea and your background.


EditorJack Gross
Deputy EditorMaya Adereth
Managing EditorSanoja Bhaumik
Senior EditorsEmma Fajgenbaum
Maria Fernanda Sikorski
Andrew Yamakawa Elrod
Associate EditorsHugo Fanton
Camilo Andrés Garzón
Assistant EditorTenaya Nasser-Frederick
Contributing EditorTim Barker
Publishing and Operations AssociateJosué Chávez

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 editorial@jfiresearch.org with ideas and questions.

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