Economic Policy ( is the leading review in Europe for policy analysis. It contains papers that are specially commissioned by the editors to provide timely and authoritative analysis of the choices confronting policymakers. The articles use the best of modern economic analysis, but are also easily accessible to a wide audience and highly readable.

Each paper is discussed by a rotating panel of distinguished economists whose comments are published to provide the reader with alternative interpretations of the evidence and a sense of the liveliness of the current debate.

Four issues of Economic Policy are published each year by Oxford University Press, on behalf of the journal's three owners the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Center for Economic Studies (CESifo), University of Munich, and the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po). Representing each of the owner institutions are the Board's Co-Chairs; Charles Wyplosz, Clemens Fuest and Philippe Martin, respectively.

Featured papers are commissioned by a team of four Managing Editors Ghazala AzmatAndrea IchinoTommaso Monacelli and Moritz Schularick; with the journal's activities overseen by three Senior Editors - Pierre Cahuc, Kai Konrad and Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke.

Economic Policy welcomes submissions of papers in all fields of economics but characterised by a significant policy content, which should not come at the expenses of rigour of their theoretical framework and empirical analysis. Completed drafts are preferred but short proposals are also welcome.

Submissions should be uploaded to the online editorial manager:

On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a global pandemic. Around the world, the pandemic is posing severe challenges to health systems, the global and local economy, and to society as a whole. While the consequences of the pandemic are still unclear, more academic research is needed to understand how countries can best prepare to deal with the immediate and longer run impacts of the pandemic, as well as lessons from the current experience that can be used to guide policymakers to better prepare for potential crises in the future.

As Europe’s premier policy journal Economic Policy is inviting contributions to a Special Issue on “The Economics of COVID-19”. Selected papers will be presented at the Economic Policy Panel meeting on 15-16 April 2021.

For further information and to make a submission, visit https://mc/

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Economic Policy was launched in 1985 by George de Menil and Richard Portes.
They joined forces with Hans-Werner Sinn in 1995.
The three were Senior Editors and Co-Chairs for 20 years.