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Empirical Economics

Journal of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria


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Democracy, commodity price booms, and infant mortality

We examine whether commodity price booms affect infant mortality differently according to a country’s democratic status. Using data for 171 countries over the period 1962–2010, we estimate dynamic panel models for infant mortality and use …


Choosing partners: selection priorities of joint liability group leaders

Joint liability credit groups are often formed through a self-selection process. Partner choice presents complex tradeoffs between behavioral expectations, risk diversification, monitoring, and enforcement. Most prior studies have found partner …

Open Access 06-05-2022

The effects of revealing the prosecution of political corruption on local finances

This paper analyzes the financial implications on local public budgets of disseminating information about the prosecution of political corruption at the local level. We build a database from a wave of corruption scandals in Spain to use a …

Open Access 05-05-2022

Corruption and partisan polarization: evidence from the European Union

Recent work documents that even though partisan polarization may have detrimental economic and social outcomes, polarized societies lead to better governance and less corruption. However, the effect of corruption on partisan polarization has been …

Open Access 05-05-2022

Composite forecasting of vast-dimensional realized covariance matrices using factor state-space models

We propose a dynamic factor state-space model for the prediction of high-dimensional realized covariance matrices of asset returns. Using a block LDL decomposition of the joint covariance matrix of assets and factors, we express the realized …

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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

Empirical Economics
Volume 22/1997 - Volume 62/2022
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