Journal of Risk and Financial Management

Special Issue “Advances in Engineering Economics”

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Carlo Alberto Magni Website
Guest Editor

Department of Economics “Marco Biagi”, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Viale Berengario 51, 41121 Modena, Italy
Interests: engineering economics; mathematics for economic decisions; corporate finance; managerial accounting

Prof. Dr. Joseph C. Hartman Website
Guest Editor

Office of the Provost, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 220 Pawtucket St. Suite 480, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Interests: engineering economic decision analysis; applied optimization

Special Issue Information

Deadline: August 1 2023

Dear Colleagues,

JRFM is currently accepting submissions to a Special Issue on “Advances in Engineering Economics” covering all areas of engineering economics, broadly defined.

The main objective of this Special Issue is to publish papers dealing with the analysis of industrial and engineering projects, and, in general, capital asset investments. We welcome methodological developments as well as novel applications and case studies in a number of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Economic decision analysis;
  • Project financing transactions;
  • Capital investment analysis;
  • Abandonment and replacement decisions;
  • Measures of worth;
  • Rate-of-return analysis;
  • Cost of capital;
  • Project ranking;
  • Real options analysis;
  • Research and development;
  • Public policy analysis;
  • Public–private partnership;
  • Production economics;
  • Multi-criteria decision making;
  • Cost estimation;
  • Cost accounting;
  • Sustainability investment;
  • Risk management;
  • Risk and uncertainty;
  • Simulation analysis;
  • Sensitivity analysis.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of engineering economics, we also welcome papers from accounting scholars, finance scholars, operational researchers, financial mathematicians, and researchers lying at the intersection of engineering, management, finance, or accounting, with the understanding that the focus of the paper involves developing and analyzing the economic and financial consequences of investment decisions.

We seek paper submissions that have one or more of the following features:

  • Strengthen the theoretical base of engineering economics;
  • Present new approaches and techniques for project appraisal and investment decisions;
  • Use mathematical modeling for evaluating projects in a novel way;
  • Illustrate analyses using significant case studies;
  • Evaluate techniques used by firms for accounting or the financial analysis of capital investments by means of empirical studies.

For those interested in submitting a manuscript, please see below for further instructions. We look forward to reviewing your work.

Prof. Dr. Carlo Alberto Magni
Prof. Dr. Joseph C. Hartman
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Risk and Financial Management is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • engineering economics
  • engineering
  • financial modeling
  • decision analysis
  • project analysis
  • capital budgeting
  • applications of mathematics in industry
  • corporate finance
  • management engineering
  • managerial accounting
  • value creation
  • analysis and valuation
  • optimization