Research in World Economy

Research in World Economy (ISSN: 1923-3981; E-ISSN: 1923-399X) is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal published by Sciedu Press in Canada. This journal is published quarterly (March, June, September and December) in both print and online versions. All publications are open access in full text and free to download.

This journal is intended to serve as the primary outlet for both theoretical and empirical research in all areas of economy and related fields. These include, but are not limited to the following: general economic theory, political economics, business economics, industrial economics, labor economics, urban & rural economics, development economics, technology economics, tourism economics, transport economics, macroeconomics & microeconomics, quantitative economics, resources and environmental economics, economic history and population, international trade, exchange rates, finance, accounting and insurance. It is a vital resource for researchers, analysts and policy-advisors interested in these areas.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (



  • ABI/INFORM Complete
  • Cabell's Directory
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCOhost
  • EconLit (The American Economic Association)
  • Electronic Journals Library
  • Google Scholar
  • IndexCopernicus International
  • JEL
  • Lockss
  • NewJour
  • PKP Open Archives Harvester
  • ProQuest
  • Scirus
  • The Open Access Digital Library
  • The Standard Periodical Directory
  • Worldcat
  • ZBW – German National Library of Economics


2014: Articles Received: 61; Accepted: 41; Rejected: 17; Published: 37; Retracted: 0

2014 Q4: Articles Received: 14; Accepted: 9; Rejected: 4; Published: 3; Retracted: 0

2014 Q3: Articles Received: 15; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 4; Published: 19; Retracted: 0

2014 Q2: Articles Received: 16; Accepted: 9; Rejected: 5; Published: 4; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 16; Accepted: 12; Rejected: 4; Published: 11; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 43; Accepted: 24; Rejected: 15; Published: 27; Retracted: 0

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 10; Accepted: 5; Rejected: 3; Published: 0; Retracted: 0

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 9; Accepted: 5; Rejected: 3; Published: 9; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 13; Accepted: 7; Rejected: 5; Published: 6; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 11; Accepted: 7; Rejected: 4; Published: 12; Retracted: 0




e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a featured way of publishing articles in our journal. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.


Each paper published in Research in World Economy is assigned with a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier). And click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editorial Assistant sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-2 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editorial Assistant in time.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two external reviewers and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a manuscript. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300USD).

e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two hard copies free of charge.

f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage for download, free of charge.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue with two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



RWE is accepted for listing in Econlit and JEL

Research in World Economy has been accepted for listing in Econlit and Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).  
Posted: 2013-11-02
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Vol 6, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents


The Productivity Paradox and the Australian Mining Boom and Bust PDF
Neil Dias Karunaratne p1
Exchange Rate Movements, Foreign Direct Investment, and Domestic R&D PDF
Kun-Ming Chen, Chia-Ching Lin, Shu-Fei Yang p20
Did Calvin Have a Better Understanding of Modern Economics as Luther? Max Weber's Ideas to the Test PDF
Andreas Pawlas p36
PMDN, PMA and Labor Factors as the Indicators of the Success of Development in Province of Maluku: An Application of New Growth Theory PDF
Ohorella Hasna p58
The Strength of the Euro – Challenges for ECB Monetary Policy PDF
Ansgar Belke p72
Management Styles and Organisational Effectiveness in Vietnam: A Comparison in Terms of Management Practices between State-owned and Foreign Enterprises PDF
Nhu-Ty Nguyen, Thanh-Tuyen Tran, Chia-Nan Wang p85
The Empirical Effects of Islam on Economic Development in Malaysia PDF
Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, Fauzi Hussin, Asan Ali G H p99
The Effect of Research & Development Investments on New Firm Entry PDF
Panagiotis Kotsios, Aglaia Gkampoura, Vaios Kotsios p112
Credit Risk Hedging, Deposit Insurance Fund Protection, and Default Risk in Retail Banking during a Financial Crisis PDF
Shi Chen, Ku-Jun Lin p118
The Trend of Average Unit Price in Taipei City PDF
Hong-Yu Lin, Kuentai Chen p133
How the Export Volume Is Affected by Determinant Factors in a Developing Country? PDF
Ashkan Ebadi, Azadeh Ebadi p143
Benefits of a Project Finance Approach to Infrastructure Development in Ghana: The Need to Adopt a Public Private Partnership Model PDF
Karikari Amoa-Gyarteng p151
The Relation of the US Dollar with Oil Prices, Gold Prices, and the US Stock Market PDF
Samih Antoine Azar p159
Income Inequality, Fertility, Human Capital Accumulation and Economic Growth in Mexico PDF
Jorge Charles-Coll, Elizabeth Mayer Granados, Maria Isabel De la Garza Ramos p172
Research on the Financial Supports to Economic Development of Ethnic Regions in China PDF
Jianshen Zhang p184
Transition to Fiscal Federalism in Nepal: Western Insights in the Definition of Intergovernmental Transfers PDF
Camille Van Hove, Julien Vandernoot p190
Money Illusion and Exchange Rate Dynamics in a Small Open Economy PDF
Chung-Fu Lai p199
The Impact of the 2008 Crisis on Total Insurers’ Investment Portfolio in Europe: Dynamic Panel Approach PDF
Elif Guneren Genc, Ozlem Deniz Basar p208

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Research in World Economy
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