Special Issue "Recent Topics in Economic Research – Feature Papers for Cerebrating the 10th Anniversary of Economies"

A special issue of Economies (ISSN 2227-7099).

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Dear Colleagues,

In 2023, Economies is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Thanks to the incredible support of all of you, the journal has developed into a well-respected academic journal. Economies has been included in several journal rankings, has a decent and growing number of submissions by well-known experts, and obtains very satisfactory citation scores given its young age. We want to acknowledge these achievements with a dedicated Special Issue. Therefore, we encourage researchers from all areas of economic research to submit abstracts for this Special Issue. We will then make a decision on each submission as to whether it will be accepted as a full manuscript for this Special Issue or as a regular paper.

Economies is an open-access journal that normally charges authors a fee. However, MDPI has agreed to publish papers that have been prepared for this important issue free of any charge.

The Special Issue is titled “Recent Topics in Economic Research”. We intend to cover a broad range of topics that are currently at the forefront of economics research matching your field of expertise and that are within Economies' scope. This includes original research papers as well as comprehensive review papers on topics that you deem of actual importance in economics.

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Aggregate Online Brand Name Pharmacy Price Dynamics for the United States and Mexico
Economies 2022, 10(5), 112; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10050112 - 12 May 2022
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Virtual cross-border medical tourism allows many residents in the United States to purchase brand name medicines from companies in Mexico without travelling there. Monthly economic reports indicate that the online brand name pharmaceutical product prices in Mexico are noticeably lower than the corresponding [...] Read more.
Virtual cross-border medical tourism allows many residents in the United States to purchase brand name medicines from companies in Mexico without travelling there. Monthly economic reports indicate that the online brand name pharmaceutical product prices in Mexico are noticeably lower than the corresponding internet prices in the United States. There have been very few econometric studies on how these prices are linked and the dynamic nature of those relationships. Results in this study indicate that online medicine prices in Mexico respond very rapidly to online prices changes in the high-price market. Full article
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The China Shock Impact on Labor Informality: The Effects on Brazilian Manufacturing Workers
Economies 2022, 10(5), 109; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10050109 - 07 May 2022
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The vigorous growth of the Chinese economy together with its increasingly successful role in international trade may have profoundly impacted developing countries. This study examines the large increase in the international trade exposure of the Brazilian economy during 2000–2012 to assess the impacts [...] Read more.
The vigorous growth of the Chinese economy together with its increasingly successful role in international trade may have profoundly impacted developing countries. This study examines the large increase in the international trade exposure of the Brazilian economy during 2000–2012 to assess the impacts of import competition on its manufacturing formal and informal labor markets. In this period, import penetration grew by more than 20 percent in Brazil, and the share of the import penetration originating in China increased from 3 to 20 percent. At the same time, the share of informal workers in manufacturing declined from 27 to approximately 15 percent. Employing a switching regression model and Brazilian household survey data, this study finds that a greater industry-level Chinese and ‘rest of the world’ import penetration increases the likelihood of jobs becoming informal at different intensities, and these effects are smaller in unskilled-labor intensive industries and manufacturing states. Additionally, both types of import penetration positively impact the average informal wage. In contrast, the estimates suggest that a larger Chinese import penetration reduces average formal wages, while imports from elsewhere have the opposite effect. The results also indicate that the magnitude of the effects on wages are moderated by the unskilled labor intensity of the industry and whether the worker is located in a manufacturing state. Full article
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Firm Survival and Gender of Firm Owner in Times of COVID-19: Evidence from 10 European Countries
Economies 2022, 10(5), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10050098 - 21 Apr 2022
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This paper uses firm level data from World Bank Enterprise surveys conducted in 2019, and COVID-19 follow-up surveys conducted in 2020, in ten European countries to investigate the link between the gender of the firm’s owner and the firm’s survival until 2020. The [...] Read more.
This paper uses firm level data from World Bank Enterprise surveys conducted in 2019, and COVID-19 follow-up surveys conducted in 2020, in ten European countries to investigate the link between the gender of the firm’s owner and the firm’s survival until 2020. The empirical investigation uses econometric models that control for the firm’s characteristics that are known to be related to firm survival. The estimated effect of female ownership is positive ceteris paribus. Furthermore, the size of this estimated effect can be considered to be large on average. Having a female owner helped firms to survive. Full article
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Efficiencies of Faith and Secular Microfinance Institutions in Regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America: A Two-Stage Dual Efficiency Bootstrap DEA Approach
Economies 2022, 10(3), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10030066 - 16 Mar 2022
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Purpose: the objective is to measure the financial and social performance of 127 microfinance institutions (MFIs) and observe the effects with explanatory factors such as “type”, “geography region”, and “secular and faith” variables. Design/methodology/approach: The time-series performance analysis of microfinance institutions is determined [...] Read more.
Purpose: the objective is to measure the financial and social performance of 127 microfinance institutions (MFIs) and observe the effects with explanatory factors such as “type”, “geography region”, and “secular and faith” variables. Design/methodology/approach: The time-series performance analysis of microfinance institutions is determined in two stages. In the first stage, both the social and financial efficiencies are measured with Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach. The two explanatory factors along with faith and secular variables show the effect on these determined efficiencies by the second stage of the Tobit regression Random effect Model. Findings: Financial performance is greater than the social performance from the first stage analysis. When considering the explanatory variables, the social performances are not significant with religious factors. When the regression is performed in a group, the financial score is more significant with religious and other explanatory variables. Faith-based and secular-based microfinance institutions are strongly significant if the performances (efficiencies) are highly maintained. Originality/Value: faith and secular variables are identified based on the background/history information of each microfinance institution (MFI). Full article
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