As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
The Covid-19 pandemic presents a great challenge for health policy, but also for economic policy more broadly. The only remedy so far has involved confinement of substantial parts of the population to ensure appropriate levels of social distance. These necessary measures carry a substantial economic cost, with early data showing an unprecedented contraction in economic activity.
In these massively changing times, economists can contribute to shaping the debate. The SJES is inviting submissions that analyse the disease and its impact on the economic and health situation, propose ways to mitigate economic consequences, or discuss ways to return to normal life, among others. The objective is to gather analysis that is especially useful for the Swiss context, or similar ones. Papers should present evidence, or an analysis of data or specific mechanisms. For submission guidelines and further information click here.
Climate change has become a focal point of the societal and political debate in many countries. Economists have contributed to this debate by assessing the climate problem as well as different proposals for climate policy. A central part of this work is to analyse the economic consequences of different emission scenarios.
In this context, we are happy to introduce the special issue on modelling climate policy in Switzerland, edited by Florian Landis, Frank Krysiak and Adriana Marcucci. Under the umbrella of the Swiss Energy Modelling Platform (SEMP), five modelling teams have contributed to assessing the economic and technological consequences of reaching Swiss emission targets up to 2050. In addition to these contributions to the current policy debate, the multi-model comparison facilitated by SEMP helps to identify common trends and differences across models that stem from different modelling frameworks and parametrizations and thus to gain more robust insights to what extent the choice of a modelling framework shapes the results of the analysis.
Aims and scope
Founded in 1867, The Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES) is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes theoretical and empirical contributions to any field of economics and reaches an international audience. Owned and financed by the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics, SJES is committed to a high quality, efficient review process with a first round response time of typically less than two months. SJES particularly welcomes contributions from early-career researchers.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
Editor-in-Chief: Rafael Lalive, University of Lausanne
Rafael Lalive is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics of University of Lausanne. Rafael's work focuses on questions related to labor market policy, family policy, and social economics.
Co-Editor: Volker Grossmann, University of Fribourg
Volker Grossmann is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Fribourg. Volker's current research interests include: macroeconomics of housing; distribution of income and human capital formation.
Co-Editor: Cédric Tille, Graduate Institute Geneva
Cédric Tille is Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute Geneva. Cédric's current research focuses on international finance and macroeconomics.
Co-Editor: Stefan Bühler, University of St Gallen
Stefan Bühler is the Chair of Applied Microeconomics at the University of St Gallen. Stefan's research focuses on Applied Microeconomics and Industrial Organization.
Co-Editor: Conny Wunsch, University of Basel
Conny Wunsch is Professor of Labor Economics at the University of Basel. Conny's research interests include labor market evaluation and effectiveness and optimal design of labor market measures.
The Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics is published in collaboration with the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES) and the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW). The journal is fully sponsored by the SSES and the SAGW so authors are not required to pay an article processing charge.
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- ISSN: 2235-6282 (electronic)