The Journal of Financial Economics began a new section containing applied papers and case studies in 1989. This section provides a high-quality professional outlet for scholarly studies of actual cases, events or practice. Such phenomena provide a rich source of data that illustrate or challenge accepted theory and lead to new insights about the world.
The Review of Economic Studies aims to encourage research in theoretical and applied economics, especially by young economists. It is widely recognized as one of the core top five economics journals, with a reputation for publishing path-breaking papers, and is essential reading for economists.