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Empirical Economics

Journal of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria

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Lost economies of scope and potential merger gains in the Norwegian electricity industry

In 2016, the Norwegian Parliament amended the Energy Act, with changes taking effect from 2021. The amended legislation will introduce strict separation of all generation and distribution companies within the electricity industry in Norway.


I found a better job opportunity! Voluntary job mobility of employees and temporary contracts before and after the great recession in France, Italy and Spain

The voluntary mobility of employees who change employers for a better job remains an unexplored area of labour market transitions in many European countries. We analyse whether and how the recent great economic recession has contributed to …

09-01-2019 Open Access

Are all types of capital flows driven by the same factors? Evidence from Mexico

In this paper, we analyse the impact and persistence of shocks to global (push) and domestic (pull) factors on each component of the financial account for the Mexican Balance of Payments, at the highest degree of disaggregation, including …


The effects of economic policy uncertainty on European economies: evidence from a TVP-FAVAR

We use a time-varying parameter FAVAR model to investigate the effects of economic policy uncertainty (EPU) on a wide range of macroeconomic variables for eleven European Monetary Union (EMU) countries. First, we are able to distinguish between a …


Searching for the finance–growth nexus in Libya

This paper investigates the causal relationship between financial development and economic growth in Libya during the period 1970–2016, providing new insights from a resource-dependent economy. The empirical results vary with estimation …

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Empirical Economics publishes high quality papers using econometric or statistical methods to fill the gap between economic theory and observed data. Papers explore such topics as estimation of established relationships between economic variables, testing of hypotheses derived from economic theory, treatment effect estimation, policy evaluation, simulation, forecasting, as well as econometric methods and measurement.

Empirical Economics emphasizes the replicability of empirical results. Replication studies of important results in the literature - both positive and negative results - may be published as short papers in Empirical Economics. Authors of all accepted papers and replications are required to submit all data and codes prior to publication (for more details, see: Instructions for Authors).

The journal follows a single blind review procedure. In order to ensure the high quality of the journal and an efficient editorial process, a substantial number of submissions that have very poor chances of receiving positive reviews are routinely rejected without sending the papers for review.

Officially cited as: Empir Econ

Journal Impact Factor 2015: 0.614
5-year Impact Factor: 0.819

Factor (RePEc): 5.836 (July 2016)
Rank 153 of 1662 journals listed in RePEc

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