Comparative Economic Studies

Comparative Economic Studies is a journal of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES). It aims to publish papers that address several objectives: that provide original political economy analysis from a comparative perspective, that are an accessible source for state-of-the-art comparative economics thinking, that encourage cross-fertilization of ideas, that debate directions for future research in comparative economics, and that can provide materials and insights that are relevant for teaching, public policy debate and the media. Comparative Economic Studies welcome both submissions that are explicitly comparative and case studies of single countries or regions. The journal is interested in papers that investigate how economic systems respond to economic transitions, crises and to structural change, brought about by globalization, demographics, institutions, technology, politics, and the environment. While maintaining its position as an important outlet for work on Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union, the scope of Comparative Economic Studies encompasses other areas as well (European Union, Asia, Latin America, and Africa).

EDITOR IN CHIEF

NAURO F. CAMPOS

Nauro Campos is Professor of Economics at Brunel University London and Research Professor at ETH-Zürich. His main fields of interest are political economy and European integration. He has taught at the Universities of Bonn, Brunel, CERGE-EI, Newcastle, Paris 1 Sorbonne, and Warwick. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, a Robert McNamara Fellow at The World Bank, and a CBS Fellow at Oxford University. He is a Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University), a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the (Central) Bank of Finland, a Research Fellow at IZA-Bonn, a Network Fellow of the Global Labor Organization, and a Senior Fellow of the ESRC Peer Review College. He was a visiting scholar at the IMF, World Bank, European Commission, University of Michigan, ETH, USC, Bonn, UCL and Stockholm. From 2009 to 2014, he was seconded as Senior Economic Advisor/SRF to the Chief Economist of the Department for International Development. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles).


EDITORIAL BOARD

John Bonin

Wesleyan University, USA


François Bourguignon

Paris School of Economics, France


Wendy Carlin

University College London, UK


Fabrizio Coricelli

Paris School of Economics, France


Paul De Grauwe

London School of Economics, UK


Barry Eichengreen

University of California Berkeley, USA


Saul Estrin

London School of Economics, UK


John Earle

George Mason University, USA


Jeffrey Frankel

Harvard University, USA


Bernard Hoekman

European University Institute, Italy



Beata Javorcik

Oxford University, UK


Scott Gehlbach

University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA


Pauline Grosjean

University of New South Wales, Australia


Iikka Korhonen

Bank of Finland, Finland


Peter Murrell

University of Maryland, USA


Marta Reynal-Querol

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain


Moritz Schularick

Bonn University, Germany


Enrico Spolaore

Tufts University, USA


Michael Spence

New York University, USA


Klaus Zimmermann

Bonn University, Germany