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 September 2020
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 The 25th Annual LACEA Meeting 2020 will be hosted virtually on November 12th-13th, 2020, and be limited to 5 keynote speakers, a panel on Covid-19 in LAC, and a WELAC (Women Economists in LAC) mentoring session to be held around those dates. Soon we will share all the details for the registration process. For more information click here.


COVID-19 Resources

During this troubled period, sharing knowledge is more important than ever.  LACEA present a web-page that lists the latest published blogs, websites of webinars and papers on the pandemic. If you have suggestions of web-pages that host relatively regular seminars, you have an article or your latest research is based on COVID-19 Pandemic and you want to publish it on our web-page, please send them to the LACEA secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Stay safe! Visit our page here.



ECONOMIA, the LACEA's journal, has been accepted for coverage in Thomson's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), as a first step in its process of full accreditation with Thompson Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Also, to improve timeliness and usefulness of access, from 2018 onwards the journal will be distributed to LACEA's members in electronic format rather than in print. As previously, the journal is accepting papers on a rolling basis. For more information, please click here.


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Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries to promote better lives. It supports researchers with financial resources, global networking, as well as access to information, training, peer review and mentoring. GDN acts on the premise that better research leads to more informed policies and better, more inclusive development. This year, we are hosting the Outstanding Research on Development award, based on the theme 'Unpacking the health-environment-economic wellbeing nexus.' The last date for submission of the online registration form, full research proposal in the application template and CVs of applicants (research team members) is 30 September 2020 (Indian Standard Time 6:00 PM). More information here

The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Third Workshop on Environmental Economics to be held online on December 8 to 10, 2020. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2020 (12 AM ET). We accept contributions relevant for understanding the most important environmental policy challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). These include studies of specific LAC countries, as well as comparative institutional analyses. Papers addressing issues from other regions deemed relevant to LAC are also welcome. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome. More information here

The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Workshop on Economic History to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on December 16-17. RIDGE invites authors to submit papers to the Economic History workshop on all subjects of economic history provided they are particularly concerned with developing regions, before October 26, 2020. Full papers, written in English, are welcome via the website: http://www.ridge.uy/paper-submission/ The cover page should include: the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, address, phone and email of each author and an abstract with the appropriate JEL classification. Papers should be submitted as PDF and the file should be saved as follows: “Surname of author, name of author, title of paper.pdf” More information here


"Statistics, Politics and Policy" academic journal is calling for contributions related to Realtime data with a political, economic, health or social focus and encourages researchers in related disciplines to submit their papers for this call of papers to the special issue Vol.3 2020. SPP exclusively publishes in English and features a high-profile board of editors with diverse international backgrounds and longstanding expertise. All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed by experts of the related fields and disciplines and only selected for print if they are found suitable in quality. All research related works are welcome. Please note that contribution length is flexible allowing contributions of 10 to 25 pages (including references, not exceeding 12.000 words in total). Contributions with new and innovative approaches are highly encouraged. PLease send your papers before October 31, 2020More information here


In 2019, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Bank established the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC). In line with its mandate and recognizing the need for robust evidence to inform policy and project design, the Center is partnering with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes to organize the Second International Research Conference on Forced Displacement to be held on May 28-29, 2021, at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. The conference will be preceded by a Policy Forum on Forced Displacement on May 27, 2021. The Center solicits the submission of papers on the collection and analysis of micro data on forcibly displaced populations and their hosts. This second international conference will have a particular – albeit not exclusive – focus on research on internally displaced persons. The choice of the conference venue is therefore not accidental. Colombia has endured over 60 years of protracted conflict and has the highest number of internally displaced persons in the world. Moreover, there is a track record of policies, program design, and academic research related to the humanitarian and development responses to the displacement crisis in Colombia. The Colombian experience can be informative to promote new research and gather attention on emerging scholarship on this important topic from around the world. To be considered for inclusion on the program, completed papers or extended abstracts should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 31, 2020. The papers chosen for the conference will be selected by a scientific committee comprised of Quy-Toan Do (World Bank), Rema Hanna (Harvard University), Andrés Moya (Universidad de los Andes), and Domenico Tabasso (JDC-UNHCR). Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by January 6, 2021. Economy air travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for one presenter for each paper. More information here


"Statistics, Politics and Policy" academic journal is calling for contributions related to Real-time data with a political, economic, health or social focus and encourages researchers in related disciplines to submit their papers for this call of papers to the special issue Vol.3 2020. SPP exclusively publishes in English and features a high-profile board of editors with diverse international backgrounds and longstanding expertise. All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed by experts of the related fields and disciplines and only selected for print if they are found suitable in quality. All research related works are welcome before October 31, 2020. Please note that contribution length is flexible allowing contributions of 10 to 25 pages (including references, not exceeding 12.000 words in total). Contributions with new and innovative approaches are highly encouraged. More information here


ECONOMÍA Journal - the journal Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru, is the oldest academic journal on economics in the country, but has now been relaunched as an internationally refereed journal dedicated to publishing original academic research on economics in English, with an expanded and prestigious Editorial Board, as well as a large team of Associated Editors that guarantee the highest theoretical and methodological standards. The journal welcomes academic articles of high standards in the following (non-restrictive) areas: macroeconomics, microeconomics, history of economic thought, regional economy, economic history, labor market, economic fluctuations, economic growth, poverty, econometrics, applied economics, economic theory, finances, socio-economic development, environment, energy, health, education, economic policy, exchange rate, inflation, institutions, corruption, crime. To make a submission, please follow this linkMore information here 


The Global Development Network (GDN) is calling for expressions of interest from research teams based in research institutions in developing countries to act as national focal points for GDN’s Doing Research Program. As National Focal Points, the teams would be expected to mobilize research and have experience in research of the education, research or innovation sectors of their countries. Applications accepted on a rolling basisClick here to apply  


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Benefits exclusive to LACEA members: 1) Invitation to participate in LACEA’s annual meeting, mentoring program, summer schools, and other programs and academic activities organized by LACEA; 2) Biannual issues of LACEA’s journal, Economia; 3) access to JSTOR’s Economic and Business Collection 4) a fortnightly newsletter with information about grant/funding opportunities and academic activities.

 

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COVID-19 Resources

During this troubled period, sharing knowledge is more important than ever. LACEA presents a web-page that lists the latest published Blogs, websites of Webinars and the Latest Research on the pandemia. Stay safe! Access the COVID-19 web-page here.

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Online teaching resources

During this period of increased shelter at home, as we are facing the current pandemic situation, and with the initiative of LACEA´s members, we present you a series of online teaching resources in Economics, that you will be able to access at any time. Feel free to share it with all your community.

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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.


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