The Œconomica journal is among the early Romanian economic publications with explicit academic orientation issued at the beginning of the 1990s. Since then, it has functioned as a critical journal to account for the profound systemic transformations experimented by the Romanian society and economy, in particular, in the recent European and worldwide environment. In 2021, it entered its 30th year of continuous appearance. Founded by the Romanian Institute for Free Enterprise (IRLI), it is issued presently under the auspices of the Romanian Economic Society (SOREC), together with the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), via the Institute for Advanced Studies.
Œconomica proposes a profile in which epistemological and theoretical considerations are complemented by historical, applicative or empirical ones. This covers almost all specialized areas of economics, keeping intact the openness to the interdisciplinary and the dialog with the general domain of the sciences. The mission of the journal is to serve the desideratum of critical rigor in economic decisions, pertaining to both the private and public spheres.
Willing to respond the need for reflection and exchange of ideas both within the community of Romanian economists and between the latter and their peers abroad, the Œconomica journal puts forward in every issue topics of relevance for the contemporary chains of events. These serve the purpose of assisting and enhancing comprehension of current economic evolutions and of informed decision making – within the said context – both public and private.
The journal also accommodates scientific articles on general topics, comments, replies and rejoinders, book reviews. In the editors’ opinion, apart from the variety of tackled topics or schools of thought held as background by the published authors, the common denominator remains good faith and intellectual integrity. Those willing to contribute to the perpetuation of this spirit are warmly invited to make their scientific ideas and convictions known by means of publishing them in Œconomica.
Professor Octavian-Dragomir Jora, Ph.D.