Assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 and government reactions to it on inequality and poverty reduction

Call for papers for: Journal of Economic Studies

Guest Editors

Almas Heshmati
Jönköping University, Sweden
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Mike Tsionas
Montpellier Business School, France and Lancaster University Management School, UK
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About the Special Issue

The aims of this special issue of Journal of Economic Studies is primarily to contribute to a policy evaluation of the impacts of COVID-19 and government reactions to it on economic inequality and existing trends in poverty reduction. This does not exclude the impacts of the pandemic on economic recovery, growth and sustainable development with implication for inequality and poverty. Both single country and cross-country comparative studies are welcome.

Current research on COVID-19 focuses on socio-economic factors influencing the spread of the virus and it outcomes. Country-level and cross-country comparisons of the impacts of COVID-19 have been limited due to data availability and development of methodologies. This special issue aims to explore the impact of reactions to COVID-19 on a global scale. Different countries have applied different policies with different impacts. Submissions will include assessments of the policies and reviews of their heterogeneous impacts, providing valuable evidence for resources allocation, cross-country cooperation, economic recovery and development of inequality and poverty reduction around the world. 

Key themes for submissions include but are not limited to:

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Public policies
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Economic recovery
  • Inequality and Poverty
  • Sustainable Development
  • Cross-country comparison

Submission Information

Submission deadline: 31st January 2022

All submissions must be made via ScholarOne.

Please refer to the author guidelines before submitting. If you have any further queries, please contact the Guest Editors.