Asian Journal of Applied Economics (AJAE) is a double-blind peer-review journal affiliated with the Center for Applied Economics Research (CAER), Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. It was first published in 1994 under the title "Kasetsart University Journal of Economics" ISSN 0858-9291. The journal's nomenclature evolved to "Applied Economics Journal" or AEJ, ISSN 2568-9124 (Print) ISSN 2568-9132 (Online) starting from Vol.17 No.1 (January-June 2010) to Vol.30 No.1 (January-June 2023), subsequently transitioning to "Asian Journal of Applied Economics", ISSN 2985-1610 (Online), commencing from Vol.30 No.2 (July-December 2023). The journal publishes articles in both English and Thai, releasing two issues annually in June and December. The article categories encompass research articles, review articles, and book reviews. All articles are available as open access, and no fees are charged for article processing or page publication.

Aims and Scope

Asian Journal of Applied Economics is dedicated to the application of economic theories, concepts, and methodologies in analyzing well-defined research issues. It encourages empirical analysis, simulation, prediction, and forecasting research. While its primary focus is on Asian economies, the journal also welcomes articles that address global issues. The journal seeks submissions in applied economics and related fields that are pertinent to policy decisions and provide practical solutions to real-world problems. This includes, but is not limited to, topics such as agricultural productivity and innovation, climate change and climate risk, population and human health, poverty and inequality, sustainable development, trade and commerce, banking and financial innovation, as well as all other micro and macro aspects of applied economics.

Peer Review Process

Review and Publication Process: Each manuscript is pre-screened by our editors to determine if it aligns with the journal's aims and scope and if the presentation is appropriate. If deemed suitable, it is then sent to at least two referees for a double-blind peer review. Based on their recommendations, the editors decide whether the manuscript should be accepted as is, revised, or rejected. This process is typically completed within 2 months. The referees' reports will be forwarded to the author, who will be given a time period of 2-4 weeks for revision. The revised version of the manuscript, along with the author's responses to the referees' comments, should be submitted to the editor in accordance with a specified timeline. Subsequently, the editor will communicate the decision—whether the paper is accepted, requires further revisions and resubmission, or is rejected. The author will be informed of the final outcome of the review process. Following this, the editorial team will conduct both scientific and language editing, and the edited version will be sent to the author for approval. During the final stages of the publication process, it is the responsibility of the author to conduct proofreading and implement any necessary corrections.

Criteria for Acceptance of Manuscript. Manuscript acceptability is based primarily on the following criteria of the content:
1) New contribution or value added to the knowledge fund is clearly presented,
2) Problems and objectives are clearly presented and the objectives are relevant to the problem,
3) Theory, methodology, tool and analysis are appropriate and justified,
4) The results, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are sound and justified by the results, and
5) The references are adequate, relevant and up to date.

Types of Articles

The journal publishes research articles, review articles, and book reviews.

Publication Frequency

Annually, two issues are published online. The first issue (No. 1) covers the period from January to June, while the second issue (No. 2) spans from July to December.

Open Access Policy

The journal provides immediate open access to its contents on the principle of making research freely available to the public.

No Page Charge

AJAE does not charge a fee of any kind for submission or publication of an article. 


Center for Applied Economics Research (CAER), Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University.


Our Editors Since 1994:






Somporn Isvilanonda



Ruangrai Tokrisna



Somskaow Bejranonda



Pornchai Supavititpattna



Boonterm Tiravattnaprasert



Somskaow Bejranonda



Decharut Sukkumnoed



Penporn Janekarnkij



Somskaow Bejranonda



Tipparat Pongthanapanich



Kampanat Pensupar





Rewat Thamma-apiroam

Waleerat Suphannachart