Claudio Ferraz is Associate Professor of Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and research affiliate of BREAD, JPAL, EGAP, and EH-ClioLab. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 2006. He has been a visiting professor at the LSE, Pompeu-Fabra, and the Einaudi Institute of Economics and Finance. His research focuses on the intersection between development economics, political economy and public economics and it has been published in leading academic journals such as the The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics. He has been awarded the Global Development Network Medal for Research on Development; the Haralambos Simeonidis Award for the best paper published by a Brazilian economist (twice); and the Mario Henrique Simonsen Memorial Lecture by the Latin American Econometric Society. Claudio is Associate Editor of Economía, the Journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association; Associate Editor of the new journal Latin American Economic Review; and co-director of the LACEA Political Economy Network.


LACEA now offers JSTOR Access for all LACEA members! Please access here, to be entitled to access the Business Collection of JSTOR.

LACEA has established itself as the leading association of economists interested in the problems of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. For 25 years we have contributed to strengthening ties between the research community and economic decision makers in the region and we have fostered debate and dissemination of better economic and social policies based on economic research. On the occasion of our 25th Anniversary we ask you to donate to make LACEA financially sustainable for the years to come. Please take one minute to donate and join in the celebration of this milestone. Thank you!



We are pleased to announce that the process to elect the Vice President for the period  2018-2019 (to become President for the period 2020-2021) and six new members of the Executive Committee for the period 2018-2021, is now open and will close on November 19th, 2017 at midnight. Please submit your votes here.


Announcement of President Emeritus Awards to Professors Albert Fishlow and Nora Lustig

We congratulate Prof. Albert Fishlow and Prof. Nora Lustig for their title of President Emeritus in recognition for the creation of LACEA. The award ceremony took place in the context of the 2017 meeting of LACEA in Buenos Aires, November 10 (Hotel Inter-Continental, 12 PM). Read the whole announcement here.

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