The World Economy

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Edited By: David Greenaway & Chris Milner

Impact Factor: 0.759

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 47/86 (International Relations); 61/94 (Business Finance); 188/344 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1467-9701

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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: International Migration and Inequality Across Countries
Volume 39 Issue 4 - April 2016

Special Issue: Global Trade Policy
Volume 38 Issue 9 - September 2015

Special Issue: Europe
Volume 38 Issue 7 - July 2015

Special Issue: Innovation and Internationalisation
Volume 38 Issue 4 - April 2015

Special Issue: Asia
Volume 38 Issue 1 - January 2015

Special Issue: Global Trade Policy
Volume 37 Issue 12 - December 2014

Special Issue: Aid for Trade
Volume 37 Issue 4 - April 2014

Special Issue: Global Trade Policy
Volume 36 Issue 11 - November 2013

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

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

The World Economy Public Lecture Series

The World Economy Annual Lectures

The 2015 World Economy Annual Lecture was presented by Jeremy Greenwood, University of Pennsylvania on the 4th June.

The 2014 World Economy Annual Lecture was presented by Philippe Aghion, Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University on 12th June.

The 2013 World Economy Annual Lecture was 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 World Economy Asia Lectures

2016: 18th February - Norman Loayza, Lead Economist, Development Economics Group, The World Bank, "Informality and the Process of Economic Growth"

2015: 12th February - Professor Hans Genberg, South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre.

2014: 20th February - Professor Euston Quah, Professor of Economics Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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

The World Economy Annual China Lectures

2014: 6th November - Professor Peter Neary, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford

2013: 7th November - Professor Ross Garnaut, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne

2012: 30th October - Professor Barry Naughton, Professor of Chinese Economy, University of California

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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: