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  1. Intereconomics is published by the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). It publishes papers on economic issues relevant to European economic policy.
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  8. Bibliographical references should be given in a reference list. The references should take the following form:
    1. In the text:
      • One author:
        Johnston (1963) suggests ...
        It can be pointed out that the problem of identification … (Johnston, 1963).
      • Two authors:
        Heckman and Kautz (2014) show that …
        In the recent literature (Heckman and Kautz, 2014)…
      • Three or more authors: Heckman et al.
    2. In the reference list:
      • Books:
        Johnston, J. (1963), Econometric Methods, McGraw Hill.
      • Chapters of edited books:
        Heckman, J. J. and T. Kautz (2014), Fostering and measuring skills: Interventions that improve character and cognition, in J. J. Heckman, J. E. Humphries, and T. Kautz (eds.), The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life, 341-430, University of Chicago Press.
      • Journal articles:
        Mazzucato, M. (2015), Innovation Systems: From Fixing Market Failures to Creating Markets, Intereconomics, 50(3), 120-125.
        Cimoli, M., G. Dosi and J. E. Stiglitz (2015), The Rationale for Industrial and Innovation Policy, Intereconomics, 50(3), 126-132.
      • Website:
        Eurostat (2019), Economic accounts for agriculture by NUTS 2 regions, https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=agr_r_accts&lang=en (3 March 2020).

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