Calls for papers


International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance
International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance


Special Issue on: "The Future of the Euro: Is Euroland an Optimum Currency Area?"

Guest Editors:
Dr. James E. Payne, University of South Florida Polytechnic, USA
Dr. Nicholas Apergis, University of Piraeus, Greece

The objective of this special issue is to collect a number of papers that investigate the pre- and post-crisis economic conditions of Euro member countries, and to explore whether the Euro area is an optimum currency area. If it is not, what went wrong, what factors contributed to this, and what is the future of the Euro?

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Convergence
  • Fiscal policies
  • Shocks and business cycles
  • Transmission mechanisms in monetary policy
  • Role of Euro exchange rates
  • Regional asymmetries
  • Labour markets
  • Productivity differences
  • The banking sector
  • Asset pricing and crisis
  • Regulatory issues
  • Macroeconomic costs and benefits of joining the Euro: pre- and post-crisis evidence
  • EU enlargement
  • Immigration issues

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 15 October, 2011

Deadline for final submission after (any) corrections: 20 December, 2011