About Microeconomic Insights

What is Microeconomic Insights?

Microeconomic Insights is a home for accessible summaries of high quality microeconomic research which informs the public about microeconomic issues that are, or should be, in the public’s eye.

Objectives

Microeconomic Insights aims to disseminate the results of published microeconomic research that either improves the foundations for economic policy-making or furthers our understanding of how economics interacts with the environment we live in. Our site will provide leading new research ideas with an independent, systematic and accessible home. Its goal is to bridge the gap between academic research and the public’s knowledge, thereby informing the public’s conversation on microeconomic issues.

Proposed coverage

Microeconomic Insights will cover all areas of microeconomics, including but not limited to, development, health economics, environmental economics, international trade, public finance, industrial organisation, and labour economics. We aim to publicise the insights from high quality research in general, with particular emphasis on showcasing young and less well connected researchers working at the research frontier. We will consider articles that address relevant issues worldwide, irrespective of geographical location. The editors of MI do not accept submissions directly from authors. We consider all papers that have been accepted for publication in the leading international economics journals. Papers are selected for inclusion in MI based on a number of criteria, including policy relevance, robustness and generality of findings, topicality and in order to achieve coverage of a broad range of issues

Expected products

Microeconomic Insights’ intellectual content will be determined by an editorial board whose sole goal is to disseminate the insights from the very best research in microeconomics, irrespective of its political or ideological viewpoint. The editors will work with the authors of the selected papers – forthcoming or recently published peer-reviewed journal articles – to write short 1,500-2,000 non-technical summaries of the key insights for a public policy audience. It will then subcontract the preparation of the fi nal text of these articles to a team of independent editors with extensive experience of writing for the public. The resulting articles will be disseminated through a dedicated Microeconomic Insights‘ website, Tweets and dedicated distribution email list.

Expected outcomes

We aim to publish 30-40 articles a year to enhance the impact of top microeconomic research on the wider policy community.