Economic Policy

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Edited By: Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Refet Gürkaynak, Tullio Jappelli and Philip Lane

Impact Factor: 2.875

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 22/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1468-0327


Citation of Excellence
Two Economic Policy articles have been awarded Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence. Read the articles below, FREE:

Oil and the Euro area economy
Gert Peersmann and Ine Van Robays

What happens during recessions, crunches and busts?
Stijn Claessens, M. Ayhan Kose and Marco E. Terrones


Economic Policy book series
Each issue of Economic Policy is available to buy as a book. For more information, click here.

Special Economic Policy US meeting on global imbalances and aid
Click here to watch interviews with Jeffrey Frankel on the Renminbi and global imbalances; Paul Krugman on financial markets and global imbalances; Philip Lane on Europe and global imbalances, and William Easterley on the effectiveness of foreign aid. Read the papers online


Economic Policy 20 Years
Economic Policy celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006. To mark the occasion we are pleased to offer you free access to 4 specially commissioned retrospectives on the role that theory and evidence has played in shaping policy during the journal’s lifetime.

European Unemployment – The Evolution of Facts and Ideas Olivier Blanchard
Olivier Blanchard's paper deals with European unemployment problems and solutions, painting a very clear but suitably nuanced picture of the bright and darker portions of our understanding of labour market problems' causes and solutions...

EMU: The Dark Sides of a Major Success Charles Wyplosz
This paper by Charles Wyplosz – one of the founding Managing Editors of Economic Policy– revisits and evaluates six years of experience with the euro. He examines the debates and controversies surrounding the new currency, with a particular eye to the impact of economic theory on events. He focuses on three key issues: the famous Maastricht convergence criteria, the Stability and Growth Pact, and the European Central Bank's monetary policy strategy...

The International Monetary System in the Last and Next 20 years Barry Eichengreen and Raul Razo-Garcia
The international monetary system is a policy topic that continues to throw up unexpected and unexplained challenges to policy-makers as it has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. After a string of failed monetary arrangements, Europe set up a successful exchange rate stabilization system in the late 1970s – the European Monetary System – or at least so it was viewed before the exchange rate crisis of the mid-1990s...

Antitrust Policy: the Influence of Economics Damien Neven
In the last of the four papers specially commissioned for the 20th anniversary of Economic Policy, Damien J. Neven seeks to assess the influence that economic analysis has had on competition policy in the European Union over the last twenty years. Economists are increasingly used as experts in antitrust cases: the annual turnover of the main economic consultancy firms has increased by a factor of 20 since the early 1990s and currently exceeds £20 million...

Download the lead article from the most recent issues absolutely free:

ISSUE 61: Free Download
The governance and performance of universities: evidence from Europe and the US
Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Caroline Hoxby, Andreu Mas-Colell, André Sapir

ISSUE 60: Free Download
Oil and the Euro area economy
Gert Peersman, Ine Van Robays

ISSUE 59: Free Download
Beyond Eurosclerosis
Tito Boeri, Pietro Garibaldi

ISSUE 58: Free Download
What drives spreads in the euro area government bond market?
Simone Manganelli, Guido Wolswijk

ISSUE 57: Free Download
The euro and the competitiveness of European firms
Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Daria Taglioni, Filippo di Mauro