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What does the COVID-19 crisis reveal about Economics and the Economy?

Deadline: August 31st, 2020
COVID-19 - L’économie dévoilée par la crise pandémique

Call for papers

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic remain difficult to appraise. In just a few weeks, some of the fundamental assumptions underpinning our societies have been challenged. The ensuing transformations and responses to the pandemic will have structural effects that will last for decades.

This call for papers is jointly launched by the Régulation Review and the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE). It aims to stimulate a debate that goes beyond current headlines and to develop analyses within the heterodox and pluralistic research community in economic and social sciences.

The call is open to empirical, analytical and theoretical papers on the economic, political and social issues of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributions may, inter alia, address how the pandemic challenges the basic assumptions and presuppositions of the economic and social sciences. How does COVID-19 inform how we think about risk and uncertainty, state forms, and power? How has COVID-19 impacted on institutional regimes, global value chains, social relations with to nature, the concept of crisis and the ways we exit from a crisis? What impact has it had on economic policies, including those in relation to the socio-ecological emergency and the millions of direct and indirect victims of COVID-19?

Given the variety and scope of issues raised by COVID-19, this call is not limited to the above-mentioned issues. The core objective of the call is to enable the scientific community to read and write solid and structured contributions, that might cast a new light on a hugely demanding debate, at this critical moment.

Submitting Your Paper

The Régulation Review - Capitalism, Institutions, Power is an international, peer-reviewed, online journal. It publishes articles in English and French. Distributed in more than 140 countries, it receives about 400,000 unique visitors per year. The papers selected from this call will appear in a special issue as “Opinions-Debates” articles, whose publication process is fast-tracked (see below). EAEPE will publish the summary and the first lines of the papers, with a link to the full article, in the media briefings section of its website, thus ensuring higher visibility.

The reviewing process of the proposals is the following:

  • papers submitted to and will be between 20,000 and 45,000 characters (format and style sheet downloadable at;

  • papers can be written in French or in English (non-native speakers are asked to have a linguistic proofreading done); they must include an abstract in French (for articles submitted in this language) and an abstract in English of 250 words maximum; they are structured according to a detailed plan and they include a scientific bibliography following the format of the journal;

  • papers are shorter than scientific articles and are thus subject to a fast-tracked reviewing process:

    • Internal review by at least two members of the editorial board;

    • External reviewers if needed only.

  • This call will be closed by August 31st, 2020. This deadline may be subject to revision, depending on the evolution of the situation.

Feed-back to the author will be carried out on this basis within a few weeks. Accepted papers will be published on the website of the Régulation Review as they are ready, alongside usual issues.

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