About Economies


Economies (ISSN 2227-7099) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal for the field of development economics and macroeconomics. The journal invites high-level publications. It publishes regular original research papers and reviews. Particular emphasis is placed on applied empirical and analytical work, and theoretical papers with applications. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers and publication is immediate upon acceptance, following a fast and thorough review process. For published empirical research the data sets and methodical details (codes) must be provided upon request.


  • Macroeconomic economic theory and policy
    • macroeconomic modelling; fiscal and other fields of economic policies; institutions and the macroeconomy; consumption; saving; investment; unemployment; national accounting; income distribution; production; business cycle fluctuations; macroeconomic forecasting.
  • Economic development
    • development policy; formal and informal economy; role of international organizations; foreign aid; industrialization; institutions and development; country studies; urban, rural, and regional studies; industrial policy; welfare; poverty; demographics.
  • Growth and natural resources
    • growth models; empirical growth studies; productivity; technological change; intellectual property rights; environment; resource policies; renewable resources; energy; primary markets; agriculture; institutions and growth; climate change.
  • Health economics
    • health care markets; health policy; regulation in health markets; health insurance; public health systems; health behaviour; pandemics; health and economic development; health and productivity; health and inequality.
  • Labour and education economics
    • labour markets; labour force; employment; human capital labour productivity; wages; retirement policies; education policies and systems; education and inequality; education and economic development; skills and return on education.
  • Monetary and financial economics
    • monetary theory and policy; monetary systems; inflation; interest rates; central banks and their policies; currencies; financial markets and their functioning; financial intermediation; payment systems; financial crises; role of finance in economic development.
  • International trade regional economics
    • trade theory and policy; regional economic integration; international factor movement; migration; exchange rate determination; exchange rate systems; International economic arrangements; urban and rural economics; regional economic activity.

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