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The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association or Asociación de Economía de América Latina y el Caribe (LACEA) is an international association of economists with common research interests in Latin America. It was formed in 1992 to facilitate the exchange of ideas among economists and policymakers. For more information about LACEA, preview its history and Bylaws. We also invite you to join LACEA. To search for current LACEA members, please use our Membership Directory.
LACEA is generously supported by grants from the Global Development Network and the World Bank's Development Grant Facility. In addition, the annual meetings are supported by grants from The World Bank, The Inter-American Development Bank, The Ford Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Click here to read more about LACEA's supporters.
LACEA Annual Meetings
The 18th Annual LACEA Meeting 2013 took take place in Mexico City, Mexico on October 31 to November 2, hosted by El Colegio de México. For more information click here.
The 17th Annual LACEA Meeting 2012 took place in Lima, Perú on November 1st-3rd, hosted by Universidad del Pacífico (UP). For more information click here
The 16th Annual LACEA Meeting 2011 took place in Santiago, Chile on November 10th-12th, hosted by Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI). For more information click here.
The 15th Annual LACEA Meeting 2010 took place in Medellín, Colombia on November 11th-13th, hosted by Banco de
For further information about previous meetings click here.
Since 1999, the Global Development Network has been awarding annual grants to LACEA as part of its program on Regional Research Consortia capacity building. LACEA has been using the funds for a variety of activities. For a complete description of GDN related activities and research opportunities, please visit our GDN subpage.
GDNet Regional Windows- LAC Regional Window
The GDNet regional windows are a key part of realizing GDN's commitment to decentralization and capacity building in developing countries. The Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) Regional Window is produced by LACEA in partnership with GDNet. The window features news and funding opportunities, policy related social science research papers, profiles of researchers and organizations based in the Latin America & the Caribbean region. The LAC Regional Window is fully available in Spanish. For more information click here.
LACEA Sponsored Networks
Currently, LACEA sponsors six networks in the field of Capacity Building. Each Network -- Inequality and Poverty, Political Economy, Trade, integration and Growth in Latin America, Impact Evaluation, Finance Camps and America Latina Crime and Policy -- holds annual meetings in different regions of Latin America. Please take a look at their websites for more information.
Since 2000, LACEA has been publishing the journal Economia. The objective of the journal is to provide a forum for high-quality research directly applied to policy issues within and among countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize
LACEA's Diaz-Alejandro Prize is designed to honor the memory and contribution of Carlos Diaz-Alejandro, and to encourage high quality research on economic issues relevant to Latin America.
LACEA's Londoño Prize is designed to honor the memory and contribution of Juan Luis Londoño, and to encourage high quality and policy relevant research on socioeconomic issues relevant to Latin America.