Vox is a policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research ( in conjunction with a consortium of national sites, including the Italian site LaVoce (which provided inspiration for the idea and help from the start,, the French site Telos (, and the Spanish site Sociedad Abierta.

Vox aims to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars. The intended audience is economists in governments, international organisations, academia and the private sector as well as journalists specializing in economics, finance and business.
Each member of the consortium shares its content with the others so that the best contributions will appear in English, Italian, French and Spanish. This ensures that the best ideas will reach much deeper into the policy-making community in Europe and beyond than they would if posted or published in a single language or newspaper. Consortium members decide independently which items to translate.

Vox encourages professional economists to submit columns which should be:

  • original work not published or posted elsewhere
  • 500-1500 words in length
  • written at an analytical level that is higher than a typical newspaper column but very much more accessible than a journal article
  • policy relevant and research-based.

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