Forthcoming Special Issues

19 August 2022

Asymmetries in the Global Economy

This special issue welcomes papers analyzing the global asymmetries at a time of growing emphasis on polarization and power relations.

Guest editors:

    • Costas Siriopoulos, Zayed University. Email: [email protected] 
    • Dionisis Philippas, ESSCA School of Management. Email: 

[email protected]


Special issue information:

Asymmetries in the global economy are raised from numerous factors such as the economic concentration, financialization, deregulation, information asymmetry and so on, that are becoming harder to ignore. Although no longer new to the academy, revisiting this framework is particularly appropriate because we are now experiencing a re-evaluation of the economic asymmetries supported by a growing number of applied studies in both developed and emerging economies.

The ongoing debate about Globalization and its potential benefits has taken on new urgency in the last few years. The supporters argue that globalization is not to blame for any asymmetries among heterogeneous economies and point out the need for more global policies. The opponents argue that Globalization may be good for the rich countries and the rich people, but it is bad news for the poorest countries and especially for the poor in those countries. Nevertheless, the point is that asymmetries are strongly related with the growing interdependence of the world's economies and societies for a number of issues, ranging from common policies, regulation, financial sectors' rationale, transparency to ethical investing, global politics, political risk, heighten uncertainty and resources distribution.

Along with the above, the pandemic outbreak has changed how we live our lives, how markets and governments or incumbents react to outbreaks and heightened uncertainty, and how political leaders are making decisions under stress and information asymmetries at the local, national, regional, and global level, focusing mainly on rational inattention, particularly on announcements, which making heterogeneous beliefs. On one hand, the Covid-19 pandemic poses new challenges to decision-making for both individuals, households and market participants; on the other hand, trust of people to the policy makers, governments and incubations is questionable, making democracy more fragile with undesirable consequences (e.g. corruption, tax evasion, human rights' restrictions, etc.).

The Special Issue of JECA welcomes papers analyzing the global asymmetries at a time of growing emphasis on polarization and power relations. We welcome submissions addressing topics that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Asymmetries in international interdependences
  2. Asymmetries, economic efficiency, economic integration, and growth
  3. Impact of asymmetries on firm-level and the real economy
  4. Impact of informational asymmetries on financial markets and financial intermediation
  5. Poverty and asymmetries in the distribution of income
  6. Asymmetry in understanding the complexities of innovation
  7. Covid-19 pandemic and the heterogeneity in political decisions.
  8. Changing asymmetries of global spillovers
  9. Investor’s attention and information asymmetries, and heterogeneous beliefs



Important Dates:

Open for Submission: 1 April 2022

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2023

Acceptance Deadline: 30 July 2023


Publication Date: September 2023



Manuscript submission information:

You are invited to submit your manuscript at any time before the submission deadline of 30 June 2023.

The journal’s submission platform (Editorial Manager®) is now available for receiving submissions to this Special Issue.

Please refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript, and select the article type “VSI: Global Economy” when submitting your manuscript.

Both the Guide for Authors and the submission portal could be found on the journal homepage here:


economic integration; information asymmetries; innovation; heterogeneity; spillovers

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