Cahiers économiques de Bruxelles

Posted on August 27, 2014 by


Université Libre de Bruxelles (DULBEA/BER) — The Brussels Economic ReviewCahiers Economiques de Bruxelles was created in 1958 by E.S. Kirschen under the patronage of Jan Tinbergen and Vassily Leontieff. It is one of the oldest economic reviews in Belgium.

Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles aims to publish unsolicited manuscripts in all areas of applied economics.

Empirical contributions that emphasize the policy relevance of their substantive results, propose new data sources and research methods, or evaluate existing economic theories are particularly encouraged.

Theoretical contributions are also welcome, but attention should be drawn to their implications for policy and/or empirical investigation.

Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles would like to encourage the submission of replication studies checking that published results are immune from mistakes, computer bugs, carelessness, or dishonesty.

Being aware of the publication bias towards statistically significant results, the Brussels Economic Review – Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles also welcomes the submission of studies reporting non-results, i.e. studies showing that a relation although predicted by economic theory or that is usually taken for granted is insignificant.

It must be stressed that the standards of analytical rigour that apply to standard articles equally apply to replication studies and non-results.

Regularly the review also publishes special issues edited by guest editors.

The Brussels Economic Review – Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles is abstracted and indexed in EBSCO, Econlit and Repec.


Instructions to authors

Authors wishing to submit a manuscript to the Brussels Economic Review – Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles should send an e-mail to the managing editor Síle O’DORCHAI ( or the editorial secretary Isabelle MALACORD ( to which they should attach their manuscript. Accepted languages are English and French. Each submission is subject to a double-blind refereeing process. The editorial board is committed to a swift and fair review procedure. Submitted papers are judged on the quality of their content only. The author’s institutional affiliation, race, sex, age, and nationality are completely irrelevant for acceptance decisions. A good command of English or French is nevertheless required.

Contributors will conform to the following guidelines :

The manuscript should be double spaced in 12 point font on one side of the paper only and be accompanied with a title, a summary of max. 100 words, a brief set of keywords and reference codes according to the nomenclature of the Journal of Economic Literature. For contributions written in French, the title, the summary and the key words should also be provided in English. The manuscript should be accompanied with the name of the author(s), their affiliation and possible acknowledgments together with the address details of the corresponding author. The author(s) should be careful to quote related articles previously published in the Brussels Economic Review – Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles.

The bibliographical references must conform to the following conventions :

a) In the manuscript, indicate the name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication, e.g. Keynes (1936);

b) At the end of the manuscript, in the reference section, a bibliographical list must be given in alphabetical order.

For monographs (books, reports …): Keynes, J. M. (1936) The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London : Macmillan.

For articles published in periodicals: Katz, M. M. and C. Shapiro (1987) “R&D Rivalry with Licensing or Imitation”, American Economic Review, 77(3), pp. 402-420.

Diagrams and figures should be in a form suitable for immediate reproduction. They should be accompanied by the basic statistics that were required for their preparation. Statistical tables should be clearly headed and numbered and be as self-explanatory as possible. Units of measurement, base dates for index numbers, notes and sources should be clearly stated.

Mathematical formulas should be numbered in an ascending order and contributors are asked to conform to the conventions adopted in recent articles of the Brussels Economic Review – Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles. In particular, circumflexes, bars, tildes and dots above letters should be avoided where possible and the layout of mathematical expressions especially alignments, centering, length of fraction lines, and type, position and closure of brackets should be carefully checked.

After acceptance of the manuscript, contributors are responsible for the correction of proofs. At this stage, changes should be kept down to a very low level and the editors reserve the right to refuse and/or/ charge additional fees for any changes made, other than corrections of printing errors.

For articles in collaboration, one of the authors represents the others and takes responsibility for satisfying the guidelines listed above. 25 free off-prints will be provided per manuscript. Additional off-prints may be ordered at the contributor’s own expense.

A paper contributed by Prof. Jacques Nagels in 2002.

Nagels, J. (2002). La situation économique de la Flandre et le mouvement flamand. Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles, 45(4), 95-136.