Economics & Finance

We take a look back at the research highlights from a year that saw us facing a global pandemic, economic upheaval alongside political and social unrest. Whatever your next research project, we hope you find the research that will drive your next discovery. Review articles, chapters, highly cited journals and new books reflecting the year in Economics and Finance. Browse research across Springer Nature, or take a look at individual imprints below.

A selection of 2020's highlighted research

Insights from the Editorial Team

Lorraine Klimowich, Senior Editor Economics, Political Science, and Public Administration

Lorraine Klimowich, Senior editor, Economics and Political Science

2020 has been a remarkable year, for better or worse. It has, on the one hand, exposed underlying inequalities in our societies and inefficiencies and pain points in our typical ways of working and living. On the other hand, it has showcased the resilience of the institutions and systems that keep our world turning, and reinforced the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship as solutions in the face of uncertainty. Springer Nature continues to provide a platform for the academic community as they navigate the challenges of the new normal. We are pleased to present highlights from our 2020 Economics and Finance books collection.         

Dr. Martina Bihn, Editorial Director, Business/Economics & Statistics

Martina Bihn

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed lives and also influenced the research agenda in economics and finance. Our journals in these disciplines have increasingly received submissions on the economic impact of the crisis, and we expect to see numerous special issues and articles on this timely topic published. Beyond this specific challenge, there has been publication growth in all areas of economics and finance, and we are extremely proud to state a strong uptake of the opportunities to publish open access in Springer and Palgrave journals. We encourage you to submit your articles to our journals in economics and finance.