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Intereconomics is a platform for economic and social policy debates in Europe.
The journal is published by ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and CEPS – Centre for European Policy Studies. Intereconomics represents over 40 years of economic policy oriented publishing (until 2006 within the former Hamburg Institute of International Economics – HWWA). Editorial quality control is supported by an academic advisory board.

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Journal Sections

  • Editorial: Brief comments on current economic policy issues (1300 words)
  • Forum: Policy debates on highly topical themes based on short contributions from researchers, stakeholders and experts from industry and politics (2500-4000 words per contribution) (mainly by invitation)
  • Articles: Papers concerned with economic policy issues and trends; papers should be unpublished and based on empirical research (3000-5000 words)
  • Letter from America: A US economist provides analysis of transatlantic economic issues (1300 words)


A vast range of economic research creates input for economic policy at the national and – increasingly – at the EU level. Intereconomics aims at stimulating debates on economic policy issues and offers a platform for the publication of policy relevant aspects of economic research. It thus provides up-to-date information for policymakers and supports the exchange of ideas for the improvement of policy approaches.

As a journal that contributes to ongoing debates, Intereconomics puts high priority on the timeliness of articles, which implies short production times. Articles are thoroughly reviewed and edited by the editorial team of the journal.

Recent Forum Topics

Authors are invited to submit articles that are concerned with EU and national economic policy.

Please contact

Brigitte Preissl
Phone +49-40-42834-306
or Mikkel Barslund
CEPS Editor
Phone +32-2-229-3949