Baltic Journal of Economics (BJE)

About the Journal

The Baltic Journal of Economics (BJE) disseminates high-quality original and innovative papers within a broad range of economic disciplines. It publishes research of general interest, but especially welcomes articles relevant for the Baltic region. Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers including manuscripts focused on economic policy analysis.

The Journal aims to stimulate dialogue between academics and policy makers. Accordingly, articles should be presented in a form where technical considerations come together with explanations and intuition.

The BJE provides open-access to all the accepted paper without fees. We highly value speed of publication and aim at a fast refereeing process.

The Journal  is published jointly by Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) and the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS) in cooperation with Routledge. The publication of manuscripts is also supported by the Bank of Latvia, the Bank of Estonia, the Bank of Lithuania, and Kyiv School of Economics.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors. If found suitable for further consideration, papers are reviewed by independent, anonymous experts selected from an international pool of referees. All peer review is single blind and submission is online via Editorial Manager. Please be aware that the Journal checks all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism.

The acceptance rate was 10.4% in 2015–2016. The median time to the first decision for all accepted and rejected articles (except desk rejections) is 79 days. The median time it takes to accept an article from the time of submission is 178 days.

For more information, please, visit the Journal website with Taylor & Francis.


  • Anders Paalzow, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, Latvia/Sweden
  • Konstantins Benkovskis, Bank of Latvia, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia
  • Elena Besedina, Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine
  • Nicolas Gavoille, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia
  • Povilas Lastauskas, Bank of Lithuania, Lithuania
  • Anna Zasova, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, Latvia


  • Torbjörn Becker, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Sweden
  • Janis Berzins, Norwegian Business School, Norway
  • Mariarosaria Comunale, Bank of Lithuania, Lithuania
  • Gustav Kristensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Nerijus Maciulis, Swedbank Lithuania, Lithuania
  • Jaan Masso, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Michal Myck, Centre for Economic Analysis, Poland
  • Oleg Nivievskyi, Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine
  • Talis Putnins, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Kenneth Smith, Millersville University, USA
  • Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago, USA
  • Karsten Staehr, Bank of Estonia, Estonia
  • Alminas Zaldokas, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong


  • Lelde Jakobsone, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, Latvia


Please, follow “Instructions to authors”


Editorial correspondence and books for review should be addressed to:

Editorial Office
Baltic Journal of Economics
Strelnieku iela 4a
Riga, LV-1010
e-mail: editor[at]