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Definition of JEL Classification Codes: These define a classification system for books and journal articles relevant to the economic researcher. The list has three levels of precision: categories A-Z, subcategories like A0-A2 (these are used to classify books), and sub-subcategories like A10-A14 (which are used to classify journal articles). The second level is detailed here; for the complete set of possible JEL codes see any issue, e.g. in the Sept 1997 issue, pages 1609-1620. The list below comes from that same issue, pages 1437-1439. A more up-to-date list is online at http://www.aeaweb.org/journal/elclasjn.html

A. General Economics and Teaching (A0 General, A1 General Economics, A2 Teaching of Economics)

B. Methodology and History of Economic Thought (B0 General, B1 History of Economic Thought through 1925, B2 History of Economic Thought since 1925, B3 History of Thought: Individuals, B4 Economic Methodology)

C. Mathematical and Quantitative Methods (C0 General, C1 Econometric and Statistical Methods: General, C2 Econometric and Statistical Methods: Single Equation Models, C3 Econometric and Statistical Methods: Multiple Equation Models, C4 Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics, C5 Econometric Modeling, C6 Mathematical Methods and Programming, C7 Game Theory and Bargaining Theory, C8 Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs, C9 Design of Experiments)

D. Microeconomics (D0 General, D1 Household Behavior and Family Economics, D2 Production and Organizations, D3 Distribution, D4 Market Structure and Pricing, D5 General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium, D6 Economic Welfare, D7 Analysis of Collective Decision-Making, D8 Information and Uncertainty, D9 Intertemporal Choice and Growth)

E. Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics (E0 General, E1 General Aggregative Models, E2 Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment, E3 Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles, E4 Money and Interest Rates, E5 Monetary Policy, Central Banking and the Supply of Money and Credit, E6 Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook)

F. International Economics (F0 General, F1 Trade, F2 International Factor Movements and International Business, F3 International Finance, F4 Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance)

G. Financial Economics (G0 General, G1 General Financial Markets, G2 Financial and Institutions and Services, G3 Corporate Finance and Governance)

H. Public Economics (H0 General, H1 Structure and Scope of Government, H2 Taxation and Susidies, H3 Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents (Econterms)

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