Economics and Business Review

Call for Papers – Economics and Business Review – Special Issue

Prospects and Challenges of Latin American Economies

In the wake of new challenges such as income inequalities, populism, rise of protectionism, climate change, development of new technologies, demographic structure shifts and migration, countries and international organisations are looking for new solutions (CEPAL 2018). The debates on prospective and post-liberal social and economic paradigms that would respond to the above-mentioned challenges have already begun worldwide. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are the regions of the world characterised by the biggest persistent disparities. Therefore the appearance of new conditions of development combined with unsolved problems creates both threats and opportunities for policy-makers and chances for academics to contribute to the debates.

Against this background we invite the papers that aim to answer the following general and more specific research questions from an economic perspective:

  1. What is the current macroeconomic situation of the country or regional international organisation of which  the country is a member  and what are the factors that influence the economic development?
  2. What are the most important structural problems of the economy  of the country, what are the policy successes and failures? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the institutional environment supporting the developmental processes in Latin America and the Caribbean?
  3. What is the  impact of the crises in Venezuela, Honduras on the economies of the region?
  4. What is the condition of the financial sector and what are the possibilities of accessing capital in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean?
  5. What are the trends in the development of enterprises of different branches and sectors in the LAC countries (traditional branches, start-ups, fintech, etc.)? What is the level of innovativeness of economies/ companies in the region and what  policy efforts are there towards strengthening the  competitiveness of the Latin American economies?
  6. What is the level of internationalization of  LAC economies and enterprises? What is the impact of foreign direct investment on economic policy-making in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean?
  7. What are the relationships between education, the labour market and  the competitiveness of the economies?
  8. What are the prospects of social cohesion and social inclusion in particular countries and organisations?
  9. What are the prospects of integrating the region through  its international organisations such as the Pacific Alliance, MERCOSUR, UNASUR, ALBA or others? What are the dynamics of integration and its economic  stages?
  10. Is economic, social and territorial convergence and cohesion taking place?


We welcome high quality articles dealing with micro, mezzo and macro issues well founded in contemporary theories and relevant to an international audience. The papers should not exceed 20 pages, including references and footnotes. For technical details see section and  link “Guidelines for authors”.

Deadline for submitting full texts to: is 30 July 2019

Planned publication 1 No. 2020




Economics and Business Review

Economics and Business Review is a quarterly journal focusing on theoretical and applied research in the fields of economics, management and finance. The Journal welcomes the submission of high quality articles dealing with micro, mezzo and macro issues well founded in modern theories and relevant to an international audience. The EBR’s goal is to provide a platform for academicians all over the world to share, discuss and integrate state-of-the-art economics, finance and management thinking with special focus on new market economies. The journal has been published by the Poznań University of Economics and Business (Poland) and now is available on the platform of De Gruyter Open (

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Guidelines for authors

  1. Articles submitted for publication in the Economics and Business Review should contain original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles submitted should be written in an impersonal style without the use of "I" and "we”.
  2. Manuscripts intended for publication should be written in English, edited in Word in accordance with the  APA editorial guidelines and sent to: Authors should upload two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second all document information identifying the author(s) should be removed from papers to allow them to be sent to anonymous referees.
  3. Manuscripts are to be typewritten in 12’ font in A4 paper format, one and half spaced and be aligned. Pages should be numbered. Maximum size of the paper should be up to 20 pages.
  4. Papers should have an abstract of not more than 100 words, keywords and the Journal of Economic Literature classification code (JEL Codes).
  5. Authors should clearly  declare the aim(s) of the paper. Papers should be divided into numbered (in Arabic numerals) sections.
  6. Acknowledgements and references to grants, affiliations, postal and e-mail addresses, etc. should appear as a separate footnote to the author’s name a, b, etc and should not be included in the main list of footnotes.
  7. Footnotes should be listed consecutively throughout the text in Arabic numerals. Cross-references should refer to particular section numbers: e.g.: See Section 1.4.
  8. Quoted texts of more than 40 words should be separated from the main body by a four-spaced indentation of the margin as a block.
  9.  References .The EBR editorial style is based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). For more information see APA Style used in EBR guidelines.
  10. Copyrights will be established in the name of the E&BR publisher, namely the Poznań University of Economics and Business Press.

Should you have any other questions please contact Dr. Ida Musiałkowska, associate professor at the Department of European Studies, Poznań University of Economics and Business –

on behalf of all Guest editors of the Special Issue:

Prof. Dra. María de Monserrat Llairó, Universidad de Buenos Aires, CEINLADI:

Prof. Pedro V. Amaral - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Department of Economics (Cedeplar):