The journal exists to improve the understanding of economic, social, environmental and political implications of natural resources. The main focus is on non-fuel minerals, metals and the mining industry, and its role in society.
Mineral Economics serves as a platform for academics, industry practitioners, decision makers and other experts who want to publish results of research and studies and to share perspectives and knowledge about natural resources.
Topics that are covered in the discipline of mineral economics include, among others; mineral market analysis, exploration and development, resource availability, market development, price formation, international trade, environmental policy, sustainability issues, competition issues.
Mineral Economics is published by Springer in affiliation with Raw Materials Group and the Economics Unit at Luleå University of Technology. Editors-in-chief are Professor Patrik Söderholm, Luleå University of Technology and adjunct professor Magnus Ericsson, Raw Materials Group and Luleå University of Technology.