Submit a Manuscript to the Journal

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade

For a Special Issue on

The Social-economic Impact of the Digital Economy

Manuscript deadline
01 December 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Shiyi Chen, Fudan University
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Xiqian Cai, Xiamen University

Long Wang, Fudan University

Pei Li, Zhejiang University

Hong Song, Fudan University

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The Social-economic Impact of the Digital Economy

The advent of the digital economy has ushered in a new era of unprecedented change, profoundly transforming the ways in which societies function, economies operate, and individuals interact. The digital economy encompasses a broad array of technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things, among others. These technologies have not only revolutionized production processes and business models but have also reshaped the nature of work, altering the skills demanded by employers and the ways in which individuals engage in economic activities.


While digitalization has the potential to boost productivity, spur entrepreneurship, and create new opportunities for economic growth, it also raises concerns about job displacement, skill mismatches, and widening inequalities. Moreover, the rapid pace of technological change poses significant challenges for individuals, firms, and policymakers alike, necessitating adaptive strategies to navigate the complexities of the digital age. With the rapid advancement of the digital economy, it is important to understand the multifaceted implications of this transformation.


Emerging Markets Finance and Trade seeks to advance understanding of the profound transformations brought about by the digital economy. This special issue aims to explore the multifaceted impacts of the digital economy on society and economics. We welcome original research articles including, but not limited to, the following topics:


- Digitalization and labor markets

- Digitalization and human capital investment

- Digital innovation and entrepreneurship

- Skill-biased technological change and digital transformation of industries

- Automation, artificial intelligence, and the future of work

- E-commerce and consumer behavior in online environments

- Financial technology (FinTech) and its implications for banking, finance, and household behavior

- Sustainability and the digital economy: environmental implications and green technologies.

We look forward to receiving your contributions and to fostering insightful discussions on the social and economic implications of the digital economy.

Submission Instructions

Papers submitted to this special issue should be original and not under consideration by any other journal or publication. Manuscripts must adhere to the journal’s guidelines, available from the online submission page of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. Papers for the special issue should be submitted via the journal's online submission system, When submitting, please ensure that you select the special issue on “The Social-economic Impact of the Digital Economy”. Submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process.

-Open for submissions: June 1, 2024

-Submission Deadline: Dec 1, 2024

For inquiries regarding this special issue or the submission process, please contact [email protected].

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