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Journal of Applied Economics

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Economic and financial integration: Between environmental issues and geopolitical risks

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Claudiu Tiberiu Albulescu, Politehnica University of Timisoara
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Francisco Serranito, Economix UMR CNRS and Paris Nanterre University
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Economic and financial integration: Between environmental issues and geopolitical risks

Economic and financial integration recording remarkable advancements during the last decades, not only at the EU level. This process was largely shaped by opportunities in terms of environmental collaboration. At the same time, the increased manifestation of geopolitical risks, affecting global value chains and commodity prices slowed down the integration process. On the one hand, institutional capacity should be improved to facilitate the decision-making process. On the other hand, international firms are currently searching for new business models, dealing with green transition, energy crisis and a lot of uncertainty. All these phenomena are amplified by the continuation of the Russia – Ukraine War and by the recent conflicts from Middle East.

In this context, several questions appear and are addressed by this article collection proposal: Does the economic and financial integration process will continue and to what extent? How will the authorities address both environmental and geopolitical risks? Which  strategies will international companies adopt in a high uncertainty context?

Contributions to these proposals are welcome in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • Financial advancements and economic integration
  • Financial flows and geopolitical risks
  • Firms’ green transition
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Fragmentation and disruption of GVC
  • International trade and geopolitical risks
  • Monetary policy and financial markets uncertainty
  • Trade tariffs and energy markets instability
  • Trade and sustainable environment.

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions  prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 30 September 2024.


  1. Economic and financial integration
  2. Energy markets and commodity prices instability
  3. Environmental policy
  4. Uncertainty
  5. Global value chain and trade

Claudiu Albulescu is Professor of Economics and Finance at the Management Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania. He is also associated researcher at the LÉP (Laboratoire d’Économie de Poitiers), University of Poitiers, and at the Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration within the West University of Timisoara. Starting with 2021, Claudiu Albulescu is a member of the INFER Board.

Francisco Serranito is a Full Professor of Economics at the Paris Nanterre University, France. He is a member of the EconomiX research centre. He is mainly interested in applied international macroeconomics topics. He is a member of the INFER network.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Dr. Albulescu and Dr. Serranito do not have any Conflicts to disclose.

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Submission Instructions

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.