Calls for papers


Global Business and Economics Review
Global Business and Economics Review


Special Issue: "Offshore, Subprime and Underground Finance: Markets and Regulation"

Guest Editor: Donato Masciandaro, Bocconi University, Italy

In a period of rapid innovation and structural changes in the national financial industries, the activity of non-standard markets – legal and illegal offshore networks, subprime and informal markets – has expanded rapidly. Assessing and addressing the risks of these developments has raised important questions that required effective answers by policymakers and supervisors. The special issue call welcomes unpublished papers, which discuss the implications for financial efficiency, stability and integrity.

Subject Coverage
The special issue will focus on the economics of offshore, subprime and underground finance. Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Money laundering
  • Offshore centres
  • Tax havens
  • Underground finance and lending markets
  • Illegal financiers and usury
The special issue welcomes theoretical and empirical papers – in any case with policy implications – which explore causes and effects of the actual evolution of these non-standard financial markets.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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

The deadline for submissions is: 1 December 2007