Review of Industrial Organization 19: 261–263, 2001.
Advent of a New General Editor:
John E. Kwoka, Jr.
The Industrial Organization Society is fortunate to announce that John E. Kwoka,
Professor of Economics at Northeastern University, Boston MA, will be the new
General Editor of the Review. He is a distinguished expert on many areas of indus-
trial organization research, antitrust policies, regulation, deregulation, and public
enterprise. In addition, he has been President of the Society and a close co-worker
in developing the Review. For example, as President he developed the two yearly
awards, for Distinguished Fellow and for Best Paper by a Younger Scholar.
The Society and the Review were originally created by Stanley E. Boyle, with
the support of many others. The Review began as the Industrial Organization Re-
view in the 1970s and was given its present name in the early 1980s. From its
original three issues per year, the Review has grown in the 1990s to eight issues
per year, grouped as two yearly volumes of four issues each. The inventory of
accepted papers has been exceedingly healthy for many years, though recently we
have managed to shorten the year-long interval between acceptance and printing.
In the 11 years that I have edited the Review, it has been a great pleasure to work
with authors, with the Associate Editors and other reviewers, and with Kluwer
Academic Publishers as the Review’s success has grown. William S. Comanor and
Henry W. de Jong have been the most important close professional colleagues on
a wide range of matters. Also, a wide array of other colleagues in the profession –
including many not listed on the Editorial Board – have given very generously of
their time, effort and fair-minded sophistication in screening submitted papers.
At Kluwer’s acquisition editorial ofﬁces, I have particularly beneﬁtted from the
deep talents of Marie Stratta, Ranak Jasani, and now Thomas Randall, as well as
Marian Scott. At Kluwer’s Editorial Department in the Netherlands, Ria Kanters
has provided the highest order of professional and personal effectiveness.
It is also ﬁtting to note the four main aims I’ve pursued for this refereed
journal during my eleven years. They are: Absolute impartiality, the real-world
relevance of research, the inclusion of special topics and issues, and a full respect