Non-standard work arrangements, especially in the service industry, the rising importance of the sharing economy, facilitated by online platforms, and an increase in direct consumer-producer relationships cutting out intermediaries are increasingly dominating the economy of many countries — a phenomenon often referred to as Gig economy.
Economic Policy are inviting papers for a special issue on the Gig economy, to be presented at the October 2018 panel meetings.
If you are interested in contributing, please send a proposal (one/two paragraphs) by 15 November 2017 to Nicola Steele at CEPR (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is with great pleasure to announce Beata Javorick as the newest addition to the Economic Policy Editorial Board. A Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, Javorcik has previously served as an EP Panel Member and now joins Thorsten Beck, Andrea Ichino and Tommaso Monacelli as Managing Editor.
After six years in post, Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln will be stepping down as Managing Editor. Her last meeting attendance will be EP’s 66th Panel (Brussels, 19-20 October 2017) but will continue to manage her papers through to their publication in 2018. It goes without saying that she will be hugely missed by all at journal.
Labour market frictions and policies have been at the core of the European policy debate over the past 30 years and have therefore been extensively covered in Economic Policy.
Edited by Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, this special virtual issue collects 12 papers, covering many different aspects of labour market and employment issues. Several papers have turned into classics, written by leading economists, including Nobel Prize Winner Christopher Pissarides.
The articles are freely available until end of December 2017.
[Read the Labour Martets virtual issue]
Economic Policy has elected to start using the ScholarOne editorial manager to ease the administrative processes of running the journal.
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