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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.
LACEA is generously supported by grants from The World Bank, The Inter-American Development Bank, The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and other organizations that are willing to support LACEA's future. Click here to read more about LACEA's supporters.
LACEA Annual Meetings
The 24th Annual LACEA Meeting 2019 will take place in Puebla, Mexico on November 7th-9th, hosted by Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla and Colegio de Economistas del Estado de Puebla. For more information click here.
The 23rd Annual LACEA Meeting 2018 will take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador on November 8th-10th, hosted by Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL. For more information click here.
The 22nd Annual LACEA Meeting 2017 took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 8th-11th, hosted by Universidad San Andrés. For more information click here.
The 21st Annual LACEA Meeting 2016 took place in Medellín, Colombia on November 10th-12th, hosted by Universidad Eafit. For more information click here.
The 20th Annual LACEA Meeting 2015 took place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia from October 15 - 17, 2015, hosted by the Bolivian Society of Economists (SEBOL), the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD) and the Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA). For more information click here.
The 19th Annual LACEA Meeting 2014 took place in São Paulo, Brazil from November 20 - 22, 2014, hosted by the University of São Paulo (USP). For more information click here.
The 18th Annual LACEA Meeting 2013 took 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.
For further information about previous meetings click here.
LACEA Sponsored Networks
Currently, LACEA sponsors ten 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, America Latina Crime and Policy, Labor Network, Health Economics Network, Behavioral Economics Network and Economic History Network -- 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.