Covid Economics Papers

Covid Economics, Vetted and Real-Time Papers, was launched at the end of March 2020, as a free online CEPR publication. It was created to quickly disseminate fast-rising scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic.

About Covid Economics

Covid Economics, Vetted and Real-Time Papers, launched at the end of March 2020, is a free online CEPR publication. It was created to quickly disseminate fast-rising scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic. Alongside VoxEU, which presented short analyses on the epidemic and other economic issues, Covid Economics featured more formal investigations, based on explicit theory and/or empirical evidence.

The Covid-19 breakout challenged all areas of economics including, but not only, health, industrial organization, macroeconomics, finance, history, development, inequality, political economy and public finance, and concerns theory as well as empirical evidence. Submissions in all these areas were welcomed until June 2021.

Covid Economics is special in three respects:

  • It presented research in real time. The submissions were evaluated swiftly, within five days, and appeared online a few days later.
  • The papers were vetted by Editors for quality and relevance. Vetting is different from refereeing in the sense that the decision is up or down, with no possibility of revising and resubmitting.
  • The articles are pre-prints, meaning that authors, who retained copyright, may later submit to established reviews. The list of reviews that announced that they would accept revised versions of papers featured in Covid Economics appears in each issue.

The vetting process aimed at making Covid Economics a reliable source of on-going academic research.

The accepted papers were collated in ‘issues’. There was no preset periodicity of the issues. They were posted whenever a sufficient number of papers had been accepted.

CEPR-affiliated researchers could also publish them in the CEPR Discussion Paper series.

American Economic Review

American Economic Review, Applied Economics

American Economic Review, Insights

American Economic Review, Economic Policy

American Economic Review, Macroeconomics

American Economic Review, Microeconomics

American Journal of Health Economics

Canadian Journal of Economics

Economic Journal

Economics Letters

Economics of Disasters and Climate Change

International Economic Review

Journal of Development Economics

Journal of Econometrics*

Journal of Economic Growth

Journal of Economic Theory

Journal of the European Economic Association*

Journal of Finance

Journal of Financial Economics

Journal of Health Economics

Journal of International Economics

Journal of Labor Economics*

Journal of Monetary Economics

Journal of Public Economics

Journal of Political Economy

Journal of Population Economics

Quarterly Journal of Economics*

Review of Corporate Finance Studies

Review of Economics and Statistics

Review of Economic Studies*

Review of Financial Studies

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