Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics

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The journal Economie et Statistique, published by Insee – the French National Statistics Institute – was founded in 1969. Initially monthly and aimed at disseminating the work of statisticians and researchers from the Institute, the journal is now widely open onto the contributions of researchers from other horizons and has evolved into an academic journal.
In 2017, Economie et Statistique became Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics. Since then, the online edition of the journal is published simultaneously in French and in English; the print edition has remained in French only.
Articles are published in the journal under the responsibility of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Insee or authors’ institutions.


Aims and scope

Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics publishes articles covering any micro- or macro- economic or sociological topic, either using data from public statistics or other sources, as well as meta-analyses. The journal also publishes articles dedicated to statistical or econometric methods of interest for applied research in economics and social sciences. Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics, a journal of statisticians and economic and social researchers, is also aimed at contributing to the economic and social debate by providing analyses of high quality in their scientific approach and accessible to readers not necessarily specialists on the topics or methods implemented in articles.


The Scientific Committee, created in 2003, contributes to the definition of the journal’s editorial strategy and yearly reviews the published issues.
Since 2013, an Advisory Editorial Board assists the Editor-in-Chief in the search for reviewers and the selection of articles.

Abstracting and Indexing

Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics is available on the French portal Persée.

The journal is also indexed in Repec and in the database EconLit.


Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics is a category 3 journal in the French National Research Centre (CNRS) ranking and a category B journal in the HCERES ranking.

Title History and Identity

Économie et Statistique from N°1 (1969) to N°490 (2016)
Économie et Statistiques/Economics and Statistics from N°491-492 (2017)
Frequency: Quarterly
Review Policy: Double blind peer review
Print and Online
Publisher: INSEE
Language of Publication: online edition in French and English, print edition in French
ISSN 0336-1454
e-ISSN 1777-5574


Latest Issue

530-31 (2022)

Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics n° 530-31 - 2022

Read and Download Prepublications

NEW Demmou, L., Franco, G., Calligaris, S. & Dlugosch, D. (online 9 March 2022). Liquidity Shortfalls during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Assessment and Policy Responses. Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics. Read/Download

Paquier, F. & Sicsic, M. (online 29 September 2021). Impacts of the 2018 Household Capital Tax Reforms on Inequalities in France: A Microsimulation Evaluation. Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics. PUBLISHED N° 530-31 Read/Download

Courtioux, P. & Maury, T.-P. (online 29 July 2021). Social Diversity: A Review of Twelve Years of Targeting Priority Education Policies. Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics. PUBLISHED N° 528-529 Read/Download

Avouac, R. & Harari-Kermadec, H. (online 31 May 2021). French Universities – A Melting Pot or a Hotbed of Social Segregation? A Measure of Polarisation within the French University System (2007-2015). Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics. PUBLISHED N° 528-529 Read/Download

Allègre, G., Périvier, H. & Pucci, M. (online 30 March 2021). Taxation of Couples and Marital Status – Simulation of Three Reforms of the Marital Quotient in France. Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics. PUBLISHED N°526-527. Read/Download

Browse Issues

All the issues and articles are available online:

  • on the Insee website for issues published since September 2001;
  • on the archive portal Persée for earlier issues.



All the articles are published online simultaneously in French and in English. All issues are available on the Insee website at the moment of the publication and on a free basis. This immediate and free online access gives the articles a high visibility.


Manuscripts should be sent to the editorial team (, preferably in MS-Word format. The manuscript must be original work and not submitted at the same time to any other journal.

The standard length of an article is of about 10,000 words (including boxes if any, tables and figures, appendices, bibliography, but not counting online appendices if any). Manuscripts of more than 11,500 words will not be considered.

Submissions must include two separate files:

  • A one-page file providing:
    • the title of the article;
    • the first name, name, affiliation-s (at most two), e-mail et postal addresses of each author;
    • an abstract of maximum 160 words (about 1,050 characters including spaces), briefly presenting the research question, data and methodology, and the main conclusions;
    • JEL codes and a few keywords;
    • acknowledgements if any.
  • An anonymised manuscript (including the main text, illustrations, bibliography and appendices if any), with the first page including only the title, abstract, JEL codes and keywords on the front page.

Proposals that meet the journal objectives are reviewed by two to three referees (double blind peer review).

Accepted Articles

Accepted articles may be subject to editorial work aimed at improving their readability and formal presentation. They have to be presented according to the guidelines for authors.

Download the Guidelines for Authors

Calls for Papers

March 2021 - Call for papers for a special series on the COVID-19 pandemic crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting virtually all activities, actors and sectors since one year. Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics plans to devote to the analysis of this crisis a series of articles which will be published throughout 2022.
Submissions are expected from 15 April 2021 to 29 October 2021.

Download the call for papers
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