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Cogent Economics & Finance

For an Article Collection on

Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Times of Crisis

Manuscript deadline
02 April 2023

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Prof. Rosa Fernandez-Martin, University of Warwick
[email protected]

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Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Times of Crisis

During the last decade, demands from civil society for governments and policymakers to act against climate change have increased considerably. Many governments responded to said demands with commitments towards the Paris Agreement or the UN Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030. Strategies for the decarbonisation of the economies and a transition to more sustainable practices in all economic sectors became commonplace, with terms such as net zero or carbon neutrality embedded in many national and international action plans. But it would not be the first time that when economic and financial circumstances take a turn to the worse, environmental, climate or sustainable agendas are put aside to focus on the recovery of economic indicators.

The Covid-19 pandemic and now the cost-of-living crisis exacerbated by energy price increases and supply shortages linked to the invasion of Ukraine, are the newest examples where economic and sustainability goals may appear in conflict, with calls, for instance to abandon the European Green Deal. Even if at high institutional levels the abandonment of environmental and climate targets is not happening, we have seen amendments and more flexibility applied in some policies, such as agricultural ones, where sustainability requirements are being ‘relaxed’ in favour of facilitating markets functioning.

With this context in mind, this collection aims to contribute to the debate on the dichotomy between economic and sustainability interests, and how the pursue of economic growth creates (or not) imbalances between the three pillars of sustainability (economic, environmental, and social). We are interested on papers that adopt both theoretical or applied approaches through case studies, covering specific policies and/or countries. Comparative studies will be welcomed too. We are particularly interested on papers that can show the difference in approaches to economic and sustainability policies between Western/Non-Western economies, and between Emerging economies.

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Submission Instructions

Contributing Authors are eligible for a 10% Discount on the Article Processing Charge by applying the following discount code at the point of Submission: TF-Authors-Article-Collection-Economic-Growth

The Editors welcome the following Article Types for this collection:

Original Research Papers – Presenting high quality original research

Reviews – Comprehensive review of research and developments of significance in the field, highlighting problems to overcome and future directions for research

Short Communications – Discussing concise, but important, break through data or research not embedded within a complex story

Technical Reports - Describe new approaches, methods process or progress of technical research

Commentaries – Evaluate recent research findings, professional practices and/or current issues in the subject area

Meeting Reports – Summarizes presentations from recent meetings in the field. Meeting Reports should only be submitted after prior agreement from the Editor

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

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