Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Review of Income and Wealth on the COVID-19 Pandemic


The editors of the Review of Income and Wealth plan to publish a special issue on the theme: Measurement and Analysis of the Socio-economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu, COVID-19 presented formidable and unprecedented challenges to countries around the world in dealing with the health, social and economic consequences of the pandemic. There have been numerous epidemiological studies on the incidence and spread of the virus across globe. The primary objective of this Special Issue of the Review of Income and Wealth is to bring together studies based on recently collected data that focus on the pandemics effects on: health (physical and mental) status as well as delivery of health services; employment and work patterns; education; tourism and aviation; income and wealth – levels and distribution; economic insecurity; and the environment.

Research focusing on the uneven and the distributional impacts of COVID-19 on different socio-economic groups with particular focus on socially disadvantaged and lower-income households, as well as papers on the challenges faced by national and international statistical organizations in compiling regular economic and social statistics such as the CPI, national accounts statistics, expenditure and demographic surveys, health statistics, employment etc., are particularly welcome.

Important dates:

Deadline for submission of papers: April 15, 2021
Editorial Review Process to be completed: August 15, 2021
Processing of papers for publication to be completed: September, 15, 2021.
Online Publication of the Special Issue: September 30, 2021.

Where to submit:

Questions related to the special issue can be directed to RIW Editor Conchita D’Ambrosio at

The Review of Income and Wealth is a leading journal in the area of economic measurement publishing high quality papers. The current rejection rate for the Review is in excess of 85 percent. The Special Issue is expected to include a maximum of 10 to 12 papers on this topic depending on the quality of the submissions.