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COVID-19 and its economic effects: Supply chain disruptions and behavioural changes


Dear colleagues,

A new paradigm has arrived. COVID-19 has affected the way we work, socialize and spend our leisure time, reshaping some of the most fundamental activities in our day-to-day routines. All these changes in our lifestyle have a clear economic translation.

And this is a global issue. Since the outbreak last December, the virus has spread to more than 200 countries. All the efforts worldwide have been directed towards fighting the virus, finding a vaccine and trying to minimize the negative economic consequences.

There are two types of economic effects: the ones derived from the policy measures taken to contain the transmission, and the ones from the individual change in behaviour. While we are all witnessing the impact from a while ago, it was not until recently that we had data to quantify it. The figure of unemployment claimants, the reduction of tourism demand or the information on business closures, are clear examples of this. And the numbers are striking.

Without a vaccine, all of this is forcing us into a “new normal” situation indefinitely.

In this Special Issue of the Revista Galega de Economía, we would like to invite contributions dedicated to an analysis of the socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19.

Insights on a broad spectrum of themes are welcomed, including, but not restricted to:

  • The spatial distribution of the economic impacts
  • Analysis of specific sectors affected (Health services, Tourism activities, etc.)
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Labour market effects
  • Recovery paths and post-lockdown scenarios
  • Trade and supply chain disruptions

Original research is welcome for publication in this issue. All submissions will undergo anonymous review to guarantee high scientific quality and relevance to the subject. This Special Issue will be open for new submissions until the 15th of December 2020.

Dr. André Carrascal Incera, University of Birmingham (UK), a.carrascalincera@bham.ac.uk

Dr. Esteban Fernández Vázquez, University of Oviedo (Spain), evazquez@uniovi.es

Dr. Mònica Serrano, University of Barcelona (Spain), monica.serrano@ub.edu

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Socioeconomic impact of cultural itineraries: "The Way of Saint James and Other Pilgrimage Routes”


Dear colleagues,

Cultural itineraries and, particularly, pilgrimage routes have been only recently analysed as a tourism phenomenon. They were not usually designed as a tourism resource initially but they have been increasingly promoted in terms of tourism.

Cultural itineraries involve not just a physical journey through a territory but also a mental journey. Since they involve environmental, cultural and spiritual experiences, they are complex phenomena whose impact on society needs to be considered from a multidisciplinary perspective.

We would like to invite contributions to a Special Issue of the Revista Galega de Economía dedicated to an analysis of the socioeconomic impact of cultural itineraries. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of the economic impact on particular localities along the route: patterns of local and endogenous development, economic accounting systems and procedures, the economy of the main cities, new economic and commercial specialization models.
  • Demographic and other social changes promoted by cultural itineraries.
  • Marketing strategies for promoting cultural itineraries.
  • Environmental impacts.
  • The role of print media, digital media and virtual flows of information, ideas and images in disseminating information about the route.
  • The role of local business, community and government organisations in promoting the route.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on cultural itineraries.

Original research is welcome for publication in this issue. All submissions will undergo anonymous review to guarantee high scientific quality and relevance to the subject. The Special Issue will be open for submission from 1 June 2020 to 28 February 2021.

Dr. Ruben Camilo Lois González, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), rubencamilo.lois@usc.es

Dr. John Eade, University of Roehampton (UK),  J.Eade@roehampton.ac.uk

Dr. Adolfo Carballo Penela, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain) adolfo.carballo@usc.es

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Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Dear colleagues,

The population in European rural areas during the twentieth century was displaced to urban areas. The result was capital and education tended to concentrate in these areas. In the twenty first century this process has been exacerbated by further movement of people toward certain key urban centers. The wealth of these large empty rural areas is incalculable in terms of heritage, sustainability and quality of life. A key issue for these territories and their population is sustainable management of material resources and human potential. A comprehensive, intelligent, flexible public intervention is necessary to take advantage of opportunities, preserving culture and heritage, and improving attention to an aging population.

We invite you to submit papers for publication with a focus on "Socio-economic challenges of demographic change". Topical areas should involve some aspect such as:

Rural development and entrepreneurial sustainability, demographic change management at local level and intergenerational transfer: income, care or training, among others.

We look forward to your submission for consideration for publication in this special issue. Papers will be sent to anonymous reviewers which will evaluate each submitted paper for acceptability for publication.

Dr. Melchor Fernández Fernández melchor.fernandez@usc.es

Dr. Ana Iglesias Casal ana.iglesias.casal@usc.es

Dr. Celia López-Penabad celia.lopez@usc.es


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