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Faculty of Economics

The Cambridge Working Papers in Economics (CWPE) from the Faculty of Economics is a series of papers presenting early stage research findings in Economics. The Faculty is committed to providing a platform that shares world leading, dynamic research examining the global challenges of today. Running for more than 20 years , the series has shared early research findings from eminent Economists such as President of the Royal Economic Society, Sir Partha Dasgupta, and Nobel Laureates such as Amartya Sen.

Please note that the Working Papers should not be quoted without the expressed permission of the author.

If you would like to submit your paper, please see the guidance in the ‘How to Submit’ tab.

Recent Papers


Title Authors CWPE Number Year
Franchise extension and fiscal structure in the United Kingdom 1820-1913: A new test of the Redistribution HypothesisAidt, T., Winer, S., Zhang, P.CWPE2008 [2020]
Electricity Market Integration, Decarbonisation and Security of Supply: Dynamic Volatility Connectedness in the Irish and Great Britain MarketsDo, H., Nepal, R., Jamasb, T.CWPE2007 [2020]
The Elusive Gains from Nationally-Oriented Monetary PolicyBodenstein, M., Corsetti, G. and Guerrieri, L.CWPE2006 [2020]
BrokerageChoi, S., Goyal, S. and Moisan, F.CWPE2005 [2020]
Testing Stochastic Dominance with Many Conditioning VariablesLinton, O., Seo, M., Whang, Y-J.CWPE2004 [2020]

Full List of Current Papers

Instructions for Authors


The Cambridge Working Papers in Economics (CWPE) series is intended for early dissemination of the following kinds of research output:

  • Papers that will be submitted to journals, or as chapters in edited books, for which early dissemination and the resulting comments are advantageous
  • Papers which contain important research findings that may be inappropriate for a journal (e.g. too many tables or graphs) but are destined to become serious sections of occasional papers or monographs or be edited down later to journal length
  • Articles that have been published in another language

Papers submitted for the series should be emailed in pdf format to the Research Administrator (research-admin@econ.cam.ac.uk), who will seek approval for publication.


Papers should be formatted according to the following style guidelines:

(i) General formatting and fonts:

The first page of the text should be numbered 1 (centre bottom) and contain the title, author(s), address/affiliation, date, an abstract of no more than 150 words, JEL classification (please see http://aeaweb.org/journal/elclasjn.html), and keywords. Acknowledgement of any associated grant‐giving body should be made, quoting reference number.

Suggested font definitions: 12 pt Times Roman, 10 pt for footnotes. Fresh paragraphs should be shown by an indent rather than a double line space.

(ii) Bibliography format:

(a) Book: author/editor name(s) with the family name first, (date of publication in brackets), title in italics, series if relevant, name of publisher e.g. Mitton, L., Sutherland, H. and Weeks, M. (eds) (2000) Microsimulation Modelling for Policy

Analysis: Challenges and Innovations, DAE Occasional Paper No. 65, Cambridge University Press

(b) Article: author(s) with family name first, (date of publication in brackets), ‘article title in single quotes’, journal name in italics, volume and page numbers. e.g. Chadha, J. S., and Dimsdale, N. (1999) ‘A long view of interest rates’, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, pp 17‐45

(iii) A pdf file will be required for posting on the Faculty website

(iv) It is up to the author to ensure that no copyright agreements are infringed by publication

CWPE Statistics


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