VoxEU.org – CEPR’s policy portal – was set up in June 2007 to promote the dissemination of research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading economists. The intended audience is economists in governments, international organisations, academia and the private sector as well as journalists specialising in economics, finance and business as economics students. The site receives about 250,000 users per month. 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.
Most Vox columns are commissioned directly by the Editor-in-Chief, but Vox does post a few unsolicited columns.
- Professional economists who are interested in writing a “research-based policy analysis and commentary” 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 editors reserves the right to not respond to submissions that it considers frivolous. The members of the Board are:
Andrew Gimber is the Chief Copy Editor; Kevin Devereux, Violeta Misheva and Pierre-Louis Vezina are copyeditors. The Web Master is Josh Brown; the Publications Officer is Charlie Anderson.
Vox has set up a Consortium of sites with which it cooperates. The original members were LaVoce (www.LaVoce.info), which provided inspiration for the idea and help from the start, and the French site Telos (www.telos-eu.com) which is now defunct.
Subsequent members include: the Japanese site by The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), the Dutch site Me Judice (www.mejudice.nl); the Spanish site Nada es Gratis (www.fedeablogs.net/economia/); the Latin American site Vox LACEA (Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (http://vox.lacea.org/), the Japanese site Hi-Stat Vox, which was set up by the Japanese Global COE Program "Research Unit for Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences"; the Swiss site (in German) Oekonomenstimme (http://www.oekonomenstimme.org/english/).