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).



Nauro F. Campos is Professor of Economics at University College London and Research Professor at ETH-Zürich. His main fields of interest are political economy and European integration. Previously he taught at CERGE-EI (Prague), California (Fullerton), University of Newcastle, Brunel, Paris 1 Sorbonne and Warwick. He was also a visiting Fulbright Fellow at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), a Robert McNamara Fellow at The World Bank, and a CBS Fellow at Oxford University. He is currently a Research Fellow at IZA-Bonn, a Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University), a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the (Central) Bank of Finland, and a Senior Fellow of the ESRC Peer Review College. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, ETH, USC, Bonn, UCL, Stockholm, IMF, World Bank, and the European Commission. From 2009 to 2014, he was seconded as Senior Economic Advisor/SRF to the Chief Economist of the UK’s Department for International Development. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) in 1997, where he was lucky enough to learn about institutions from Jeff Nugent and Jim Robinson and (more than) happy to be Dick Easterlin’s RA. He is the editor in chief of Comparative Economic Studies (journal of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies) and of Cambridge University Press' book series Cambridge Elements on the Economics of European Integration.


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