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Trade Integration and Growth Network

TIGN the successor of the Regional Integration Network (RIN) has as objective to gather the best researchers working on growth and trade, with a focus on Latin America.

The LACEA-TIGN network aims to build a high quality network of economists working on issues related to the linkages between trade, integration and growth, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. The network is a deepening of the previously existing LACEA network RIN that had an emphasis on trade and integration themes. With this reformulation LACEA aims to expand the topic covered by RIN to trade-related productivity and growth outcomes.

The network develops its activities through the organization of an annual meeting to discuss current and future research priority issues, as well as its relevance for policymakers. For more information please visit TIGN WEBSITE.

The TIGN activities are guided by:

TIGN's Directors:
Antoni Estevadeordal (IDB)
Juan Carlos Hallak (Universidad de San Andrés)
Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)
Pablo Sanguinetti (CAF and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)

Technical Coordinator:
Christian Volpe Martincus (IDB)

Advisory Committee whose members are:
Marcela Eslava (Universidad de los Andes)
Thierry Mayer (Science Po and CEPII)
Marcelo Olarreaga (Université de Geneve)
Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto)
Andrés Rodriguez-Clare (University of California, Berkeley)
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University)
Alan Taylor (University of Virginia)
Cristina Terra (Fundacao Getulio Vargas and THEMA - Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University)


TIGN Annual Meetings


2014, TIGN fifth meeting on May 23rd-24th, 2014. Satiago de Chile, Chile. 

[Call for papers] [Program]


2013, TIGN fourth meeting on April 12th-13th, 2013. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

[Call for papers]


2011,TIGN third meeting on September 30th-October 1st,2011, Montevideo, Uruguay. 
[Call for papers] [Program]

2010,TIGN second meeting on September 16th-17th,2010, San Jose, Costa Rica.

 [Call for Papers] [Program]

2009, TIGN first meeting on December 10th-12th, Ciudad de Mexico.

[Call for Papers] [ Program]


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What's New and Upcoming!




The 19th Annual LACEA Meeting will take place in São Paulo, Brazil on November 20-22, 2014, hosted by the University of São Paulo (USP). For more information please click here.


The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and LACEA Political Economy Group (PEG) are pleased to announce a call for papers for a RIDGE/LACEA-PEG Workshop on Political Economy to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 26-27 March, 2015. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2014. For more information please click here.


We are pleased to announce that this year, the Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize has been awarded to Dr. Carmen Reinhart. who is one of the most widely read and cited Latin American economists. For more information please click here


Tulane University invites nominations and applications for two endowed Chairs at the Stone Center of the Latin American Studies. Persons nominated or applying must work in the social sciences, including traditional areas in Latin American social science in Tulane, especially economics. The search of both positions will continue until successful completion. For more information please click here


Economia, the Journal of Latin American and Carribean Association (LACEA) announces its 29th call for papers which will be opened from October 1st to November 13th, 2014. For more information, please click here.


The "Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment " (PAGE) call for proposals from the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) is now open. This research initiative targets teams of researchers based in developing countries and includes and important 'capacity building' component. The basic PAGE funding is up to $44.5K: $20K in research (cash) and up to $24.5K in various subsidies. Deadline for submission: October 30th, 2014. For more information please click here.


The Network on Inequality and Poverty, in collaboration with the World Bank is organizing a conference in Washington D.C., USA on November 10th, on 'Gender and Agency in Latin America and Caribbean Region'. For more information please click here. 

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