Publications and database
Focus on European Economic Integration
The quarterly Focus on European Economic Integration is the OeNB’s flagship publication on CESEE. It provides reports and statistics on economic developments, scientific studies as well as CESEE-related event wrap-ups. The publication is a reflection of the OeNB’s strategic focus on CESEE issues and provides a platform for sharing Euro Survey findings, reviews of the Outlook for selected CESEE countries as well as wrap-ups of CESEE-related OeNB events.
What makes the Focus on European Economic Integration stand out, apart from its regional focus on CESEE, is that it combines academic research with economic and financial policy topics. Contributions range from empirical studies on macrofinancial issues and monetary integration to country reports and cross-sectional studies.
The academic studies are above all contributions from OeNB economists, often drafted in cooperation with national and international researchers from universities and economic policy institutions. Occasionally, external authors may be invited to submit articles without the involvement of OeNB co-authors.
To ensure a high drafting quality, we require multiple rounds of comments: Each paper is first checked by OeNB experts and then subjected to a double-blind peer review by two external reviewers. Reviewers are required to respect the confidentiality of the peer review process, provide an unbiased and knowledgeable assessment, back up their comments with arguments, and ensure the absence of a conflict of interest. In particular, reviewers are requested to assess the analytical value added of the submitted papers compared with the existing literature, the papers’ relevance for economic policymaking, and issues of readability and presentation. The role of the OeNB’s Editorial Board is to make key decisions on journal strategy and agenda at the regular editorial board meetings, select external reviewers and sign off articles once the reviewers’ comments have been taken satisfactorily on board.
Studies published in Focus on European Economic Integration are indexed in:
- EconLit (American Economic Association’s electronic database)
- RePEC (Research Papers in Economics)
ISSN 2310-5291 (online)
Some studies published in this series are made available in a First View version prior to the publication date of the quarterly journal. To access these studies, please see new releases on our Publications page.
CESEE Research Update
This online publication provides research priorities, publications as well as past and upcoming events with a regional focus on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
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OeNB Euro Survey
Another cornerstone of the OeNB’s CESEE focus is the OeNB Euro Survey, which was launched in 2007. Updated annually, it surveys individuals on the use of the euro in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Given the wealth of data it has generated over time, the OeNB Euro Survey has proven a valuable source of data for Researchers.
CESEE banking sector database
The OeNB also publishes a CESEE banking sector database. The information provided includes indicators for banking density, bank concentration and the role of foreign banks at the NUTS-3 level for ten CESEE countries.