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Research in Economics, founded in 1947, and published by Elsevier, is usually recognized as the best international economic journal based in Italy, namely at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The ranking of IDEAS/RePec places RiE between the top journals in the world for Recursive Impact Factor thanks to highly cited works by top economists. The article “Policies to foster human capital” by James Heckman, published in 2000, was one of the most cited articles published in RiE. Other Nobel prizes such as Clive Granger, Dale Mortensen or Robert Shiller, and famous economists such as M. Woodford, J. Scheinkman, D. Gale, J.M. Grandmont, R. Guesnerie, E. Malinvaud, T. Cooley, R. Blundell, B. Frey, J. Benhabib, K. Matsuyama, L. Epstein, D. Levine and virtually all the best Italian economists have published in RiE. Articles by Avinash Dixit, James E. Anderson, Dale Mortensen, Stephen Morris and Andrew Caplin are currently in press.