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

2nd Economic History Network Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 10, 2017.
[Call for Papers] [Program]

1st Economic History Network Meeting, Medellín, Colombia, November 9, 2016.
[Call for Papers] [Program]



LACEA is now accepting proposals for hosting its annual meetings for the next two years. The LACEA Annual Meeting takes place over 3 days, usually in early November. Candidates interested in hosting one of the next LACEA conferences are kindly asked to submit a proposal to The Executive Committee will carefully review each proposal. Please consult the summary information on the conferences provided here before preparing your submission, and do not hesitate to contact us at if you need any additional information.

LACEA Statement

The undersigned members of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) hereby express their great dismay over the recent set of actions led by Conacyt and the Mexican Government against CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas). We also condemn the broader attacks on and suppression of the freedom of academics nationwide in Mexico. 

Read the full statement here

Carlos Vegh is the recipient of the Carlos Díaz-Alejandro Prize this year. Carlos is a world renown economist who has written extensively on topics that touch the heart of LAC macroeconomics: from hyperinflation, to balance of payment crises, currency substitution, fiscal policy, and exchange rate policy.  He has contributed extensively to public goods, serving as editor to the top journals in development and international economics as well as to Economía and as a mentor to many students and junior faculty. We are proud to have him as a member of LACEA. 

Economia, the journal of LACEA is accepting submissions at any time. Submissions should be done electronically in the following link. For more information, please click here.