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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja

For a Special Issue on
Research Methods in Economics and Behavioural Economics for Energy, Management, and Forecasting

Manuscript deadline
31 March 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Muhammad Shahbaz, Beijing Institute of Technology, China.
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Kangyin Dong, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
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Peng Zhou, School of Economics Management, Qingdao, China
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Research Methods in Economics and Behavioural Economics for Energy, Management, and Forecasting

The research on the relationship between energy consumption with environment and economic growth has accumulated a large number of achievements in recent decades. However, less research has discussed on adopting behavioural aspects of energy consumption and use, forecasting energy needs and demands, and using a hybrid approach that combines qualitative and quantitative research frameworks. The adoption of these methods provides a more novel methodological perspective on issues of energy, management, and forecasting.

On the issue of environmental governance and energy consumption, in addition to government control and policy making by policy makers, it is also important to explore the role of public behaviour. Specifically, governments and policy makers must constantly strengthen strategic control and improve their own regulatory capacity to meet growing energy demand. On this basis, it is necessary to actively seek other ways to increase technological innovation in energy consumption to reduce environmental pollution over a period of time. To achieve these goals, the role of analysing public behaviour is particularly important, because if public does not take this seriously, any policy decision can become futile.

Time series data are often used to integrate past information to predict future, which are widely used by scholars who focus on energy, management, and forecasting. This method usually consists of linear, nonlinear, univariate, and multivariate. At the same time, the methods related to time series data are mostly used in the field of financial economics, empirical finance and international finance. Tourism economics can benefit from this evolution and encourage research aimed at investigating universal and more focused events such as environmental issues, pandemics, financial crises.

We welcome theoretical or methodological and empirical views which provide fundamental insights into the following list of topics which does not exclude other ideas and fall within the wider scope of this invitation.


Aims and Scope

This special issue aims to promote and spread advancements in qualitative and qualitative research methodologies in the field of economics and behavioural economics for energy, management, and forecasting. This is an aspect that is often overlooked in traditional literature. The qualitative and quantitative research methods in the fields of energy, management, and forecasting economics and behavioural economics are of important reference value for global countries to achieve the goals of energy conservation and emissions reduction. The special issue is particularly welcome for theoretical and methodological topics related to mixed-method research and integration, including articles on analysis and comparison using parametric or non-parametric methods to achieve estimation objectives. In addition, integration and analysis with historical data, causality tests, structural mutations, and seasonal and cyclical fluctuations can well predict the future development of energy, which is the main preference of this special issue. On the basis of these methods, we encourage researchers to strive to develop novel methods or contribute towards the advancement of new methods.

Possible contributors:

  • Researchers interested in the research methods in economics and behavioural economics.
  • Researchers and Scholars with expertise and interest in the energy economics and behavioural economics.
  • Stakeholders with research and policy interest in the energy, management, and forecasting.
  • Scholars interested in Public Policy in the area of energy economics and behavioural economics.
  • Stakeholders in local, national and supranational energy management organisations.
  • Scholars interested in the Social Policy and its interaction with the operations.
  • Special interest groups & NGOs, interested in the energy, management, and forecasting issues.
  • Researchers working in think-tanks and organisations interested in the strategic policy making, particularly concerned with the research methods in economics and behavioural economics.

Topics and Research Questions:

Papers considered for the special issue must focus on one or more of the core research areas, but not limited to, the following:

  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to research on energy consumption
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to research on energy adoption
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the energy efficiency
  • Energy and ecological environment
  • Energy use and energy poverty nexus
  • Energy use and energy security relationship
  • Energy use and green growth
  • Energy use and greenhouse effect
  • Energy consumption and energy inequality
  • Comparisons of different methodologies and estimation results
  • Novel estimation methods
  • Emerging methodological debates of both qualitative and quantitative methods in the field of energy use
  • Mixed research of quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Convergence trends in energy use with novel econometric methods
  • Modelling framework for sustainable energy consumption
  • Sustainable energy use and institutions
  • Forecasting sustainable energy consumption
  • Forecasting renewable energy consumption
  • Future trends in energy development