National Institute Economic Review

About the Review

The National Institute Economic Review is the peer-reviewed, quarterly publication of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). It is published by SAGE Publications and is indexed in RePEcJSTOR and Scopus. The Review archive, back to 1951, is available to subscribers.

Aims and Scope

Founded in 1938, NIESR is one of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious independent research organisations. Our objective is to promote, through quantitative and qualitative research, a deeper understanding of the interaction of economic and social forces that affect peoples’ lives, and the ways in which policies can improve them. The Review reflects these aims, in publishing articles of both academic and policy interest spanning all areas of economic and social research. The editorial board for the Review includes the Director, Jagjit Chadha, and a team of staff representing all areas of NIESR’s research. There is also an International Advisory Board comprised of a uniquely influential group of global experts in economic and social research and policy.

Each issue of the Review is in two sections. The first contains a detailed and comprehensive summary of our quarterly UK and world economy forecasts, produced using NIESR’s global econometric model, NiGEM, used by central banks and international institutions across the world. The second part is themed, with recent issues covering economic growth, China’s economy, and the use of longitudinal studies, for example. There is also a topical commentary on a current policy, which is free to read without a subscription. 

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Call for Papers

Fiscal policy in Europe

National Institute Economic Review, February 2017 publication

We are soliciting articles for a special issue of the National Institute Economic Review. The core of this special issue is a set of articles based on research funded by the FIRSTRUN project (see here for project details) and we welcome articles that complement this work. The topics are:

1) assessing the effectiveness of the enhanced EU economic governance in securing fiscal sustainability and effective stabilisation;

2) quantifying the importance of fiscal policy spillovers and the gains from fiscal policy coordination in the EU;

3) evaluate the potential role of new shock-absorbing mechanisms;

4) exploring the design of fiscal policy strategies that take into account the rules of the reinforced Stability and Growth Pact and other components of EU economic governance; and

5) investigating the institutional mechanisms for ensuring fiscal discipline, better fiscal policy coordination and how their legitimacy can be assured.

The submitted article should be preferably of no more than 8,000 words, accompanied by an abstract of around 100 words which will appear as an introduction to the article in the Review. In addition to the abstract we would like up to 5 keywords and the JEL classifications. If you are not used to providing JEL numbers, the link to help you is

Some very helpful hints on producing an abstract are provided by Sage at

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2016. After initial screening, submitted articles will undergo the journal's peer-review process. Articles can be submitted via email to Simon Kirby ( and Fran Robinson ( The journal will be published in early February 2017.

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