World Social and Economic Review - WSER

World Social and Economic Review - WSER

The World Economic Review is published by the World Economics Association. Editorial Board:

John T.

The World Social and Economic Review is published bi-annually by the World Economics Association in line with its commitment to: rigorous social and economic research; pluralism in the approaches to economic analysis; openness in the procedures and processes; inclusivity of access; and ethical behaviour. Harvey, USA, Texas Christian University
Norbert Häring, Germany, Handelsblatt
Jayati Ghosh,

Economics Curriculum Committee 12/07/2017

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The deadlines for our special issue on the commercialisation of higher education are a) 15/9/2016 for abstracts/proposals, and b) 15/1/2017 for final papers.

Timeline photos 25/08/2016

Please consider submitting something to this special issue on the commercialization of higher education!


Dear Friends,

The World Economic Review is narrowing its focus so as to give it a more clearly defined identity and to provide an outlet for work that is otherwise largely ignored by economics journals. In particular, we will now publish analyses of current and emerging policy issues throughout the globe. Acceptable topics may include but are not limited to monetary, fiscal, trade, development, growth, or sustainability policies or any political or social event that may affect them. While articles can be somewhat more speculative than usual, they must nevertheless maintain a high level of scholarship. We welcome input from a variety of perspectives and will accept both standard-length papers and shorter policy notes.

Our first issue under the new format will be organized under the following theme:

When the Treaty of Rome was signed creating the European Economic Community, one of the hopes was that this would create a level of integration and interdependence that would end the centuries of violence that had plagued the continent. Starting with six nations in 1958, it survived the Cold War, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and post-Yugoslavia Balkan conflicts to grow to twenty-eight, nineteen of whom share the same currency. Just a few years ago, there was speculation that the euro might replace the dollar as the world reserve currency.

And yet today, serious cracks are emerging. The periphery countries are straining to meet financial obligations, unemployment is reaching record levels, and ethnic tensions are rising–all factors more characteristic of Weimar Germany than a healthy and harmonious Europe. We therefore wait with baited breath to see whether this proves to be a bump in the road or a return to the destructive normalcy that prevailed before former enemies banded together to create what they hoped would be a foundation for future peace and prosperity.

This issue of the World Economic Review is devoted to discovering what policies contributed to these stark developments, which ones have lent stability, and where should be go from here.

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