The LACEA Economic History Network (LACEA-EHN) seeks to promote research on all areas of economic, social, business, and financial history, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. We believe that studying the region's past is key to better understand its present. In this line of thought, important areas of study include colonization and colonial legacies, institutions, growth patterns, inequality, political cycles, culture, gender disparities, migration, conflict, and infrastructure development.
The network aims to engage with leading scholars in the field as well as to foster young researchers. We also aim to collaborate with other regional networks and institutions, and to encourage scholarly exchanges all across the social sciences.
The LACEA-EHN was founded in 2016 by José Antonio Ocampo, Luis Bértola and Luis Ignacio Jácome. The network heads are currently María del Pilar López Uribe (Universidad de los Andes), Martin Fiszbein (Boston University) and Felipe Valencia Caicedo (University of British Columbia).
Economic History Network's Annual Meetings