VoxEU.org – CEPR’s policy portal – was set up in June 2007 to promote "research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading economists". Vox's audience consists of economists working in the public sector, private sector, academia and media – as well as students of economics in the broad sense. Vox columns cover all fields of economics broadly defined and is widely read (the site receives about a half million page views per month).
Most Vox columns are commissioned directly by the Editor-in-Chief, but Vox does post a few unsolicited columns.
- Leading economists who are interested in writing a “research-based policy analysis and commentary” should send a few lines describing the possible column and its research basis to: [email protected].
- The submission should include information on the author(s)’ current and past affiliation(s), economics degrees or experience, and the URL of the author(s)’ current webpage.
The editors reserves the right to not respond to submissions that it considers frivolous. The members of the Board are:
- Richard Baldwin (Editor-in-Chief); Carol Propper (Deputy Editor)
- Tito Boeri
- Juanjo Dolado
- Romesh Vaitilingam
- Charles Wyplosz
Anil Shamdasani is the Chief Copy Editor. The Web Master is Josh Brown; the Publications Officer is Sophie Roughton .
Vox has set up a Consortium of sites with which it cooperates. The original members were LaVoce (www.LaVoce.info), which provided inspiration for the idea and help from the start, and the French site Telos (www.telos-eu.com) which is now defunct.
Subsequent members include: the Japanese site by The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), the Dutch site Me Judice (www.mejudice.nl); the Spanish site Nada es Gratis (www.fedeablogs.net/economia/); the Latin American site Vox LACEA (Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (http://vox.lacea.org/), the Japanese site Hi-Stat Vox, which was set up by the Japanese Global COE Program "Research Unit for Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences"; the Swiss site (in German) Oekonomenstimme (http://www.oekonomenstimme.org/english/).