Comparative Economic Studies (CES) is devoted to the study of economic systems, including economic agents, institutions, incentives, information flows, culture, historical legacies and policies. Empirical, theoretical and policy papers dealing with all or some subset of these elements are within the scope of the journal's interests.
The journal is particularly interested in studies that investigate how economic systems respond to crisis, to economic transition and to gradual structural change brought about by globalization or changes in demographics, technology, politics, the environment, etc. Also of special interest is the analysis of the effectiveness of policy measures in different economic systems, particularly studies of policies dealing with current challenges faced by different economic systems. Comparative Economic Studies welcomes both studies that are explicitly comparative as well as studies of single countries or sub-systems.