Economics and Business Review

ISSN 2392-1641
e-ISSN 2450-0097

Poznań University of Economics - Poland

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The Methodology of Contemporary Macroeconomics


I. JOURNAL PROFILE: Economics and Business Review is double-blind peer-reviewed economics journal edited at Poznan University of Economics and Business and published by Poznan University of Economics Press since 2001. Issued quarterly and distributed worldwide, the journal is available both online and in hard-copy.

Economics and Business Review is indexed and distributed in ProQuest, EBSCO, CEJSH, BazEcon and Index Copernicus.

The papers are published in English only, in four issues yearly.

The journal is edited and published in the paper form and also presented on-line.

This journal is the open access and non-profit enterprise. The published papers may be collected, read and downloaded free of charge  with Author's rights reserved. We have adopted a Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non Commercial). Online site:

ISSN 2392-1641



Editor in Chief, Tadeusz Kowalski, Poznan University of Economics and Business,

Special Edition Editors:

Peter Galbács, Budapest Business School
Izabela Bludnik, Poznan University of Economics and Business

International Editorial Advisory Board

Edward I. Altman – Stern School of Business, New York University

Udo Broll – School of International Studies (ZIS) Technische Universitat, Dresden

Wojciech Florkowski – University of Georgia, Griffin

Binam Ghimire – Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Christopher J. Green – Loughborough University

John Hogan – Georgia State University, Atlanta

Niels Hermes –  University of Groningen

Mark J. Holmes – The University of Waikato, Hamilton

Bruce E. Kaufman – Georgia State University, Atlanta

Victor Murinde – University of Birmingham

Hugh Scullion – National University of Ireland, Galway

Yochanan Shachmurove – The City College, City University of New York

Richard Sweeney – The McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Clas Wihlborg – Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University, Orange

Habte G. Woldu – School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas


Abstracts due: January 31, 2017

Papers due: March 31, 2017

Suggested Topics:

  • The relationship of modern macroeconomics with some prior schools of economic thought in methodological terms: continuity and discontinuity.
  • Breaks in the methodology of contemporary macroeconomics: we are asking the authors to identify how realism and instrumentalism have occurred and overlapped each other during the evolution of modern macroeconomics. Arguments for and against the existence of such methodological breaks.
  • The role and types of underlying assumptions in modern macroeconomics: studying their functions in establishing any particular theory in contemporary macroeconomics with a special emphasis on the ontological implications.
  • Clarifying the importance of as-if-assumptions: studying the commitments to realism or instrumentalism through such assumptions.
  • Empirical methods of modern macroeconomics: the mutual relationship between theory and practice and the possible mechanisms through which the one has influenced the other.
  • Placing modern macroeconomics in a broader context: how has the methodology of social sciences (especially sociology and the methodology of Max Weber) influenced the way modern macroeconomics has turned to socio-economic reality? Are there any arguments for a reverse connection?
  • The effects of the methodology of contemporary macroeconomics on the public and professional views on theoretical macroeconomics: considering the way how modern macroeconomics should and should not use in providing the theoretical foundations for practical economic policy.
  • The relationship of mainstream economics and heterodox theories in methodological terms.

NOTE that papers are not limited to the above topics. Papers will be selected on the basis of both their contribution to the advancement of knowledge of the methodology of contemporary macroeconomics.

Submission Types:

  1. Research paper: On-going or completed research on the methodology of  contemporary macroeconomics.
  2. Book Review:  Review of any text or recently published book on the methodology of contemporary macroeconomics. Book publication date must be 2016 / 20176.


  • Abstract submissions due –             January 31, 2017
  • Full paper due –                               March 31, 2017
  • Book review due –                           March 31, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance –            May 15, 2017
  • Publication date –                            August 15, 2017


Submission type

  1. Research paper full manuscript (English, up to 8000 words, double-spaced pages. MS Word.)
  2. Book Reviews full manuscript (English, up to 1700 words, double-spaced pages. MS Word.)

All papers MUST conform to APA writing style


The full manuscripts are subjected to a peer review process using the following “Evaluation Criteria”

Research Papers:

  1. Issues of the paper (the research problem and its formulation, novelty of the research problem, selection of the literature cited, scope of innovativeness)
  2. Methodology (theory and models the problem of the paper is built on, terminology, relevance of research methods used, relevance of data used)
  3. Content of the paper (degree of accomplishment of intended research goals, innovation of results of the research, their relevance for the field of study science, practice and/or society)
  4. Presentation (relation of the conclusions to other elements of the paper, layout of the paper and its relevance to the problem considered, clarity of presentation, language of the paper (simple, concise, effective)

Book Reviews:

 Book reviews must be based on recently published books, namely in 2016 and 2017 whose primary focus is macroeconomics methodology.

  1. What are the main strengths and weaknesses of the book? (How does it compare to other publications available on macroeconomics methodology?)
  2. Importance of the book to Ph.D. students and scholars interested in macroeconomics
  3. Clarity of the book and ease of readability. (Does it provide the reader insights into specifics issues of contemporary economy and macroeconomics?  Can it be used as a text for Ph.D. students in the field of macroeconomics.)