Acta Oeconomica

Periodical of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences   

Acta Oeconomica is a Q3-level quarterly periodical of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since its foundation in 1966, it has been the leading English-language scientific journal of economists working on Central and Eastern Europe. We publish papers on East European and Hungarian transition, theoretical and general issues of the transition process, economic policy, econometric methods and economic modelling. Space is also devoted to international economics, European integration, labour economics and welfare, industrial organisation, competition and regulation, finance and business economics. The journal has been operating fully in line with international academic standards, requiring original, unpublished research and double-blind peer reviews. Acta Oeconomica prefers articles based on quantitative analysis, but high-quality papers using verbal argumentation are also welcome.


Impact and ranking (2023)

Impact factor 0.7 (Q3) Scopus CiteScore 1.4 (Q3) Scimago SJR 0.218 (Q4)

Call for Papers 2024

Special Issue of the Acta Oeconomica

The role of institutions in making the European economy and society resilient in turbulent times

The European economy has been subject to various shocks in the past two decades, which have become larger and more frequent. Moreover, their nature varied over time, from a financial shock in 2008-2009 to a rapid decoupling from Russia and an acceleration of the green transition in 2022-2024 because of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
The European Union, its different geographical areas, member states, and their regions demonstrated different degrees of resilience-capacity to limit crises' economic and social costs and quickly restore a fair and sustainable development path through adoption and innovation in the public and private sectors. Performance varied over time and among member states and regions regarding economic and social outcomes. Overall, the EU's international position has weakened, its share in the global economy has diminished further, and it has lagged the US and Asia in the technological race.
We invite contributions to analyse the factors that explain the EU's overall performance and the differences within the EU, with a particular interest in the role of institutions in this regard. We welcome theoretical and empirical analyses focusing on the EU, geographical areas, such as Central-Eastern Europe or Southern Europe, individual member states or candidate countries, and regions (sub-national level). Contributions can focus on the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of development and the different sectors of the economy, such as

1. Corporate sector: productivity, investment, technological upgrading, innovation – the resilience of the real economy
2. Households: Income and social inequalities – social resilience
3. Government, public sector: Government capacity, fiscal institutions – macroeconomic and social resilience.

Deadline for Submission: 31 July 2024

Papers can be submitted on the website of Acta Oeconomica

or via email to the Co-Editors-in-Chief

István P Székely

Dóra Győrffy

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Senior editors

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Mihályi, Péter

Editor(s): Ványai, Judit

Editorial Board

  • Ádám Török (Chairman) / University of Pannonia; Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Edina Berlinger / Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Finance
  • Beáta Farkas / Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Szeged
  • Péter Halmai / Budapest University of Technology and Economics; National University of Public Service
  • István Kónya / Institute of Economics Centre for Regional and Economic Studies, University of Pécs
  • János Köllő / Institute of Economics Centre for Regional and Economic Studies
  • István Magas / Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of World Economy; University of Physical Education, Department. of Sports and Decision Sciences

Advisory Board

  • Ǻslund, Anders, Institute of International Economics, Washington (USA)
  • Kolodko, Grzegorz, Kozminski University, Warsaw (Poland)
  • Mau, Vladimir, Academy of National Economy (Russia)
  • Messerlin, Patrick A, Groupe d’Economie Mondiale (France)
  • Saul Estrin, London School of Economics (UK)
  • Wagener, Hans-Jürgen, Europa Universität Viadrina (Germany)

Corvinus University of Budapest
Department of Economics
Fővám tér 8 Budapest, H-1093, Hungary

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Web of Science  
Journal Impact Factor 0.7
Rank by Impact Factor Q3 (Economics)
Journal Citation Indicator 0.23
CiteScore 1.4
CiteScore rank Q3 (Economics and Econometrics)
SNIP 0.385
SJR index 0.218
SJR Q rank Q4

Acta Oeconomica
Publication Model Hybrid
Submission Fee none
Article Processing Charge 900 EUR/article
Printed Color Illustrations 40 EUR (or 10 000 HUF) + VAT / piece
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World Bank Low-income economies: 100%
Further Discounts Editorial Board / Advisory Board members: 50%
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Acta Oeconomica
Language English
Size B5
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Founder Magyar Tudományos Akadémia
H-1051 Budapest, Hungary, Széchenyi István tér 9.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0001-6373 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2659 (Online)