Asymmetries in finance and economics

Guest Editors: Durmuş Çağrı Yıldırım, Seda Bostancı, Seda Yıldırım, Seyfettin Erdoğan

This special issue of Symmetry: Culture and Science on the theme ‘Symmetric and Asymmetric Relationship Between Finance and Economics’ shall focus on research including aspects of the symmetrical and asymmetrical relationships in financial studies and economics.

Asymmetric information is an important issue for economic and financial relations. In 2001, George Akerlof, Michael Spence, and Joseph E. Stiglitz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics “for their analysis of markets with asymmetric information”. Apart from the Asymmetric Information problematic, due to the nature of macroeconomics, economic and financial relations can have asymmetrical features. Thus, the preference of asymmetric methods in explaining the relations between economic and financial variables provides more accurate results. This special issue aims to cover the handling of asymmetrical relationships in the search for real relationships between variables. We invite the authors to submit their theoretical or empirical research presenting asymmetric and symmetric estimating methods and solution models for economic and financial models.

This Special Issue aims to meticulously publish research that provides asymmetric forecasting and solution models for economics and financial relations. The influential studies published in the journal shall help decide the course of economic asymmetries by informing academicians, scholars, policy-makers, and other stakeholders. The following section presents several themes for potentially interesting future research opportunities in the field.

This call for special issue welcomes submissions in, but not limited to, the following areas:
Asymmetric Information,
Asymmetric Causality,
Asymmetric Relations in Financial Markets,
Asymmetrical Relationships Between Macroeconomic Variables,
Symmetric and asymmetric risks,
Relationship between Financial Crises and Asymmetry,
Economic Policy Strategies and Asymmetric Effects in Economic Management,
Nonlinearity in Economics and Finance,
Nonlinear Relations in Economics,
Non-Linear Relations in Finance.

Please follow the instructions for authors ( and use the MS Word downloadable from the bottom of the page Instructions. Take special care to note: (1) the page size, margins, running heads; (2) the use of the built in styles; and (3) follow precisely the given style of references. For MS Word users, use MathType for formulas and equations.

The length of the papers may vary from 6 to 16 pages, including illustrations. Please note that the papers will be published both electronically and printed form. We can publish colour illustrations online, but we can print those illustrations in b/w only. The latter means that colours should be made distinguishable in grey-scales after conversion into b/w.

Deadline for submissions is September 10, 2022. The papers will be peer-reviewed before a decision is made on their acceptance.

Submission: Please send the manuscripts to the issue’s Editors listed below.

Durmuş Çağrı Yıldırım, Department of Economics, Tekirdag Namik Kemal University.

Seda Bostancı, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Tekirdag Namik Kemal University.

Seda Yıldırım, Department of Business Administration, Tekirdag Namik Kemal University.

Seyfettin Erdoğan, Department of Economics, Istanbul Medeniyet University.