World Economics Journal

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The journal for those who want clear analysis of important economic issues

World Economics is a regularly updated online journal that brings you unprecedented access to the best current thinking in economics and its practical application to business, investment and policy making.

If you need to apply economic knowledge in your work, or are simply interested in the subject and want to stay informed about the economic challenges facing the world, World Economics is the journal you must read.

The journal is independent and has a global perspective. It holds no partisan position. Arguments are welcomed from all sides of the debate.

It offers you a stimulating mix of articles from an international authorship of professional and academic economists and writers from related disciplines, keen to share their findings and contribute to public understanding. Subject to professional standards being maintained, the journal allows authors considerable freedom in how they treat their subjects. A distinguished Editorial Board, comprising some of the world's leading economists, ensures a continued high quality of published material.

Clear analysis of important economic issues

World Economics contains major articles on all important economic issues, and includes coverage of a variety of interesting subjects including sports, the arts and the environment, where an economic analysis can be applied.

What the articles in World Economics have in common is that they combine rigour with readability. They are challenging, but the arguments are laid out in accessible form, rather than in impenetrable technical language. Non-specialists will appreciate interesting and important work by economists that is written in plain English, and which does not require the sort of mathematical virtuosity and knowledge of the jargon demanded by so much of the economic literature. In World Economics you won't find page after page of equations that make potentially useful economic work inaccessible to the average business practitioner, policy maker or interested layperson, and which for the uninitiated can camouflage weak argument, muddled thinking or just plain nonsense.

What's in World Economics?

World Economics is 17 years worth of papers and regularly added articles in a number of categories, designed to provide an interesting selection and balance and to appeal to a wide audience of people interested in economics.

New papers are added regularly and each quarter a collection of the best articles will be grouped into a particular theme. Themes could include: The measurement problems of GDP, Money, Pension Reform, Economic Data, Measuring Prosperity, 'Green' Economics, Work and the Workless, International Financial Institutions, Health, Aid & Development, and Energy. In addition, there will be substantial papers on a variety of subjects and which contribute to essential economic understanding and debate.

Articles on finance and investment matters are featured regularly and are of particular interest to the business and financial institution readership of the journal. Interviews with leading economists are published, and articles of an educational nature are encouraged in order to provide 'beginner's guides' or 'refreshers' regarding key economic subjects and the latest approaches. Also, articles on measurement and statistical challenges serve to remind readers of the importance of assessing the validity of the data used in reaching research conclusions and policy decisions.

Different countries are covered with articles reporting economic developments and prospects for the future. Finally, one of the aims of the journal is to encourage constructive debate on important and interesting subjects. Accordingly, as well as full length articles, it welcomes letters from readers on subjects relevant to the journal, replies to published articles, and shorter papers and reviews.

Who will benefit most from the journal?

World Economics is essential reading for government and corporate economists, politicians and their research staff, civil servants, labour leaders and senior business people. It supplies vital analysis for central banks, investment banks and other financial institutions, and for major corporations and regulatory institutions. It provides crucial briefing for members of think-tanks, government ministries and intergovernmental agencies.

The journal is a valuable resource for academics and students of economics and related disciplines. It is an important acquisition for corporate, public, university and business school libraries.