The World Economy

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Edited By: David Greenaway

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 42/85 (International Relations); 57/88 (Business Finance); 190/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1467-9701

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  • Current Issue:July 2015

    Volume 38, Issue 7

    Special Issue: EUROPE Edited by PETER EGGER

  • June 2015

    Volume 38, Issue 6

  • May 2015

    Volume 38, Issue 5

  • April 2015

    Volume 38, Issue 4


  • March 2015

    Volume 38, Issue 3

The World Economy Book Series and Special Issues

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The World Economy Global Trade Policy Book Series
Each year, the journal publishes a special issue devoted to global trade policy which is also available to buy as a book. This book series sees leading economists provide a concise and accessible evaluation of major developments in trade and trade policy. Click here to have a look at the book series.

Special Issues and Symposia

Recent Special Issues:
Special Issue: ASIA
Volume 36, Issue 7 - July 2013

Volume 36, Issue 3 - March 2013

Special Issue: GLOBAL TRADE POLICY 2012
Volume 35, Issue 12 - December 2012

Special Issue: Whither the Irish Economy
Volume 35, Issue 10 - October 2012

Special Issue: NTMs, Agricultural and Food Trade, and Competitiveness
Volume 35, Issue 8 - August 2012

Special Issue: Immigration
Volume 35, Issue 2 - February 2012

Special Issue: India - freely available online throughout 2012!
Volume 35, Issue 1 - January 2012

For a list of The World Economy Special Issues dating back to 2009, please vist the journal's "Special Issues" page.

The World Economy Public Lecture Series

The World Economy Annual Lectures

The 2013 World Economy Annual Lecture will be presented by Professor Gordon Hanson, University of California, San Diego, on 5th September.

The 2012 World Economy Annual Lecture was presented by Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics, University of California. Professor Eichengreen spoke on 'Number One Country, Number One Currency?' To view the Lecture, please visit the GEP website.

The 2011 World Economy Annual Lecture was presented by Professor Robert Staiger (Stanford University) on 8th June 2011, in Nottingham. Professor Staiger spoke on 'What Does Globalization Mean for the WTO? A View from Economics'.

The World Economy Asia Lectures

2013: 21st February - Professor Mohamed Ariff, Distinguished Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), to be held at the University of Nottingham Malaysia.

2012: 16th February - Dr Kaushik Basu, Professor of Economics, Cornell University, and Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, India

2011: 13th January Professor Wing Thye Woo, University of California, Davies, 'Understanding the Middle Income Trap in Economic Development'

The World Economy Annual China Lectures

2011: November - Professor Jun Zhang, Fudan University

2010: 9th November - Martin Wolf, The Financial Times, 'Challenges to Sustaining China's Growth'

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About the Editor - Professor Greenaway

Professor David Greenaway, University of Nottingham

Professor David Greenaway took up the office of Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham on October 1 2008. A Professor of Economics, he was previously a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of this University, and founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy in the School of Economics. Before joining The University of Nottingham in 1987, the Vice-Chancellor held appointments at Leicester Polytechnic and the University of Buckingham. He took up his first position at Nottingham in 1987 as Head of the Department of Economics. He served as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1994-2001 and 2004-2008, and led the development of the University's Jubilee Campus, and the establishment of the National College of School Leadership. To read more, please click here.

About the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP)

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GEP - the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre - is the major centre in Europe studying the impact of globalisation and economic policy and one of the biggest of its kind in the world. The Centre has an impressive international reputation; its academics have advised the Treasury, the World Bank and WTO. For further information, please click here.

The World Economy has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review

Guidelines for Submission to The World Economy

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The World Economy has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

  • Quick and easy submission
  • Administration centralised and reduced
  • Significant decrease in peer review times

From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at: