Journal Ensayos sobre Política Económica


Ensayos sobre política económica (ESPE) is an economic journal that aims to publish high-quality technical articles. Articles published by ESPE are characterised for being interesting, original and technically correct. Therefore, the Editorial Board will consider for publication original unpublished research work, theoretical or applied, which is relevant to a better understanding of economic problems and of the policies required for solving them, and which have not been submitted for publication elsewhere.



The Economic Research Department of Banco De la República, the Central Bank of Colombia, publishes ESPE. However, this does not mean that ESPE only publishes work produced by the Economic Research Department, nor that the journal presents official opinions of the Banco de la República. Rather, ESPE is a scientific publication, aimed at and open to all members of the Colombian and international academic community interested in economics. Therefore, ESPE will not consider documents in which authors merely express their opinions, but only those with a technical foundation according to current standards of the economic profession.

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  ESPE is currently indexed in Colciencias (A2), Scientific Electronic Library Online (Scielo Colombia), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), CLASE (UNAM), International Periodicals Directory (ULRICH), CSA Social Sciences Collection including in the Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, and in the databases of Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts, and in the electronic indexes of American Economic Association, including Journal of Economic Literature on CD, e-JEL and EconLit and Scopus.

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  • Español
  • English

This content has been translated into English for informational purposes. Upon any query regarding its interpretation or enforceability, the Spanish version shall be deemed official, and will prevail over the English version. The authors of specific texts such as working papers or articles select the language of publication; therefore, there might be cases in which the content may only be available in English. Este contenido ha sido traducido al inglés con fines informativos. En caso de duda sobre su interpretación y/o aplicación, se entenderá que la versión en español es la versión oficial y prevalecerá sobre aquella en inglés. Para casos particulares como documentos de trabajo o artículos, el idioma original de publicación es escogido por el autor, por lo cual puede haber casos en los que el contenido esté disponible sólo en inglés.