CE Special Issue - COVID-19
Challenges of Contemporary Economics



Lessons and Challenges

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (University of Malaya)
E-mail: marioruiz@um.edu.my
Marcin Staniewski (University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw)
E-mail: staniewski@vizja.pl
Evangelos Koutronas (West Virginia University)
E-mail: ekountro@mix.wvu.edu

In December 2019, an outbreak of respiratory illness is emerging caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named “Covid-19”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported tens of thousands of infections with Covid-19 in China, with the virus reportedly spreading from person-to-person in parts of that country. Infections with Covid-19, most of them associated with travel from Wuhan, also are being reported in a growing number of international locations.

Beyond the public health impacts of regional or global emerging and endemic infectious disease events lay wider socioeconomic consequences that are often not considered in risk or impact assessments. Endemic infectious diseases set in motion a complex chain of events in the economy. Outbreak and epidemics are rare and extreme events, highly diverse and volatile over time and across geographical space. Estimating epidemic and pandemic risk depends upon several factors that varied by the type of activity. The idiosyncratic nature of endemic infectious diseases is based, among others, on the magnitude and duration of the event, the size and state of the local economy, the geographical locations affected, the population density and the period it occurs. The calculation of direct medical and hospitalization costs attributable to an endemic infectious disease treatment is readily traceable. On the other hand, the estimation of the indirect costs on trade, economic development, human movement, and cultural exchange can be an onerous task.

Contemporary Economics special issue intends to investigate the impact of the novel infectious disease from an economic, business, political, medical, and sociological perspective. The twelve selected manuscripts should evaluate their field consequences of endemic infectious disease both in terms of immediate policy response in the aftermath of the disease and of medium-term policy implications for regulatory and fiscal policy. All empirical methods including qualitative, quantitative, field studies, laboratory experiments and action research will be appreciated.

Paper Submission: Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere.

Please read guidelines before submitting your manuscript. Each paper will go through a rigorous international review process. Accepted papers will be published on Early View online promptly.

Important Dates:

Deadline of Manuscript Submission: 15 May, 2020

Final Decisions: 31 July 2020

Tentative Publication Date: August 2020

Note: All potential papers need to be submitted on line to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/vizja-ce