VoxEU.org is a policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (www.CEPR.org) in conjunction with a consortium of national sites. Vox aims to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars. The intended audience is economists in governments, international organisations, academia and the private sector as well as journalists specializing in economics, finance and business. Assistance for the Centre's work on Vox has been provided by the European Union, through its programme of support for bodies active at the European level in the field of active European citizenship.
Vox publishes few unsolicited columns, but professional economists who are interested in writing a “research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading economists” should send a few lines describing the possible column and its research basis to: Submissions@VoxEU.org. 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 Vox Editorial Board will decide which submissions are accepted and will notify the author(s) by email. The Board reserves the right to not respond to submissions that it considers frivolous. The members of the Board are:
Jonathan Dingel is the Chief Copy Editor and Kevin Devereux, Andrew Gimber and Violeta Misheva are the copy-editors. The Web Master is Inde Englond and the Publications Officer is Charlie Anderson.
Vox runs on DRUPAL, an open source content management system. Vox was originally designed and developed by CEPR's Robert Clark. In June 2012, Vox was upgraded and relaunched in consultation with Miggle.co.uk.
Vox has the following Consortium Members:
The Italian site LaVoce (www.LaVoce.info), which provided inspiration for the idea and help from the start; the French site Telos (www.telos-eu.com); the Dutch site Me Judice (www.mejudice.nl) and the Spanish site Nada es Gratis (www.fedeablogs.net/economia/).
Each member of the consortium shares its content with the others so that the best contributions will appear in English, Italian, French and Spanish. This ensures that the best ideas will reach much deeper into the policy-making community in Europe and beyond than they would if posted or published in a single language or newspaper. Consortium members decide independently which items to translate.