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What does JEL stand for?

JEL stands for Journal of Economic Literature

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Sources include the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, and American Economic Review, among others.
In a recent article entitled "The Causal Effects of Parents' Schooling on Children's Schooling: A Comparison of Estimation Methods" published by the American Economic Association in its September 2011 issue of the Journal of Economic Literature, Helena Holmlund, Mikael Lindahl, and Erik Plug conduct a rigorous comparison of the various methods used by researchers in their attempts to solve this perplexing problem.
According to the Journal of Economic Literature, a 33 per cent increase in private sector lending results in a one per cent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP).
Journal Ranking Methodology and Results To construct our teaching-focused research ranking of economics journals, departments, and faculty we examined published articles that list one or more of the economic education classification codes from the Journal of Economic Literature (hereafter, JEL): A200-A290.