Edward Elgar Publishing

Edward Elgar Publishing, founded in 1986, is an independent family-owned international publisher, with offices in Cheltenham and Camberley in the UK and Northampton, Massachusetts, in the USA. It specializes in the academic and professional market and publishes in the field of economics, law, management studies, public policy and social policy and the environment. The company has over 4,500 book titles in print and publishes more than 300 new titles a year. The company was shortlisted for Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year in 2012 and 2013 by the Independent Publishers' Guild (IPG), and Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year in the 2012 Bookseller Industry Awards. In 2013 the IPG cited "growing sales and high quality publishing... Epitomising the agility of an owner-run business, it consolidated its position as a leader in its field and pushed on with innovative products". .

The first Edward Elgar Publishing book titles were published in 1987 and included The Economics of Education and the Education of an Economist by Mark Blaug, The Economic Revival of Modern Britain by David Coates and John Hillard, and Economic Choice Under Uncertainty by J.L. Ford.

The company launched a journals programme in 2010 and now publishes a number of scholarly journals. In 2012 the company launched a new blog for its authors to discuss their work and research, Elgarblog, while early 2013 saw the launch of Edward Elgar Publishing's new digital content platform, Elgaronline .

Edward Elgar Publishing counts amongst its authors a number of recipients of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, more commonly known as the Nobel Prize in Economics. Most recently, in 2011, the company published Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom.

Edward Elgar Publishing is a family run business. The company is named after the founder and current Chairman Edward Elgar who moved to Gloucestershire to start the business in 1986, from the study of the family home in Middleton.

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