Empirica is a peer-reviewed journal, which publishes original research of general interest to an international audience. Authors are invited to submit empirical papers in all areas of economics with a particular focus on European economies. Per January 2021, the editors also solicit descriptive papers on current or unexplored topics.

Founded in 1974, Empirica is the official journal of the Nationalökonomische Gesellschaft (Austrian Economic Association) and is published in cooperation with Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). The journal aims at a wide international audience and invites submissions from economists around the world.

Empirica receives about 180 submissions each year. The average turnaround time to first decision is about 59 days, with an approximate acceptance rate of 20%. To avoid unnecessary delays, a paper may be returned to the author(s) before peer-review if the editors determine that it is not suitable for the journal.

Officially cited as: Empirica

  • Examines problems of European economic integration, theoretically and empirically
  • Encompasses all aspects of micro (market structure; game-theoretic approaches) and macro issues of European economics, in particular related to the development of the European Union
  • Deals with international and national economic issues relevant to the process of economic integration in Europe
  • Sponsored by the Austrian Economic Association and the Austrian Institute of Economic Research

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  • Harald Oberhofer
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0.890 (2019)
Impact factor
0.921 (2019)
Five year impact factor
62 days
Submission to first decision
255 days
Submission to acceptance
72,694 (2020)

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