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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
International Review of Applied Economics

For a Special Issue on
Challenges for Economic Policy

Manuscript deadline
30 November 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Jonathan Michie, University of Oxford
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Philip B Whyman, University of Central Lancashire
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Ruth Yeoman, University of Oxford
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Challenges for Economic Policy

The International Review of Applied Economics invites papers for a Special Issue on ‘Economic policy in an era of crises and uncertainty – tackling global inequality and financial instability, building forward post-covid, and securing net zero’.

The global economy has experienced a series of shocks, crises and challenges over the past decade and a half. The 2007-9 global financial crisis resulted in significant economic scarring. In many countries this was exacerbated by a lost decade of austerity. The Covid-19 pandemic and health mitigation policies resulted in short term economic shocks, combined with medium term effects including supply chain disruptions. Concerns over rising levels of inequality and imbalances, both within the global economy and individual nation states, have failed to deliver transformational responses. And the sustainability of economic development – and indeed of continued human life on the planet – depends on tackling the climate crisis through achieving net-zero targets and moving beyond the previous mindset of inflicting infinite economic growth on a finite planet.

The compound nature of this series of shocks and crises presents a complex set of challenges and opportunities to economists and policy-makers – whether operating at local, regional, national or international levels. The ‘capitalism unleashed’ form of globalisation may have peaked.

Papers for this Special Issue are invited to address the complexity of economic policy formation given the multiplicity of policy objectives along with the uncertainty over the global economy. Papers focusing upon the experience drawn from individual countries or localities are welcome if these are used to draw lessons that may have a wider applicability. Although not limited to the following themes, papers might usefully address:

  • Economic policy formation in the face of crisis and uncertainty
  • Complexity economics and its implications for policy formation
  • ‘Building Back Better’ – or ‘building forward’ – post-covid
  • Creating sustainable economic transformation to net zero
  • ‘Levelling up’ in face of socio-economic and regional inequalities
  • The future of work after the ‘4th industrial revolution’
  • The locus for policy responses – localism vs globalisation – think global act local?

Papers should be submitted via ScholarOne, indicating they are for the Challenges for Economic Policy Special Issue. The deadline for receipt of papers is November 30th 2022.

Submission Instructions

Select "special issue title” when submitting your paper to ScholarOne, which should not exceed 7,500 words.

The Special Issue will be published in 2023

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