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 June 2019 - July 2019
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LACEA’s health economics network will hold its second annual workshop in Lima (Peru) on the premises of the Faculty of Economics and Finance, Universidad del Pacífico, on the 3rd and 4th of October 2019. We will have around 14 presentations and discussions of high quality papers in health economics, selected by a scientific committee, and two keynote talks: Paul Gertler (UC, Berkeley) and Pedro Pita Barros (Nova School of Business and Economic).Papers must be submitted in English, in PDF format without any specific length limit, and no later than June 28th 11:55 PM (UTC-5) to be considered for the workshop. Papers should be submitted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.More information here


DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!


We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2019 LACEA LAMES meetings to be jointly held in the city of Puebla, Mexico, hosted by the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) on November 7, 8 and 9, 2019. Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers. These should be written in english and submitted electronically (PDF only) through Easy Chair before July 2, 2019. For more information, please click here.


LACEA is now accepting proposals for hosting its annual meetings in 2020 and 2021. LACEA Annual Meeting takes place over 3-4 days, usually early in November. Our preference is for a 3-day conference; however, if you have a compelling reason for adding a day (or a portion of a day), the conference committee is open to the possibility of extending the meeting into a fourth day. Candidates willing to host one of the next LACEA conferences are kindly asked to submit a proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before July 31, 2019 for the 2020 conference and before August 31, 2019 for the 2021 conference. The Executive Committee will carefully review each proposal. More here 



LACEA is pleased to announce that ECONOMIA, 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. For more information, please click here.


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Call for papers

Slow and diverging productivity growth is a matter of global concern. The 2019 Chilean Productivity Workshop aims at gathering researchers interested on issues related to, among others, measuring, understanding and improving the productivity and performance of firms and public services. Theoretical and applied papers looking at drivers of productivity and evaluation of policies to enhance productivity are particularly wanted. The deadline for submission is June 28, 2019. For more information please click here


The Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) at Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), together with the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences at the University of Oxford, are pleased to announce the First Conference on Corruption and Electoral Manipulation at University of Santiago in, Chile. The conference will take place on Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. We invite PhD students, early career researchers, postdoctoral, and academics with related research to submit their papers by June 30, 2019More information here


La Red Investigadores de Economía los invita a participar en el call for papers de la segunda edición del Congreso Anual de La Red. El tema del evento de este año será “Economía Internacional y Productividad.” Este evento se realizará los días 7, 8 y 9 de octubre del 2019 en Cali, y contará con la participación especial de Charles Engel, Robert Johnson y Marcelo Olearraga. Los investigadores interesados podrán enviar las versiones definitivas de sus trabajos hasta el 2 de agosto de 2019. More information here


The Financial Market Commission (CMF), the World Bank Group - Research & Development Center in Chile, the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA), and the Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez cordially invite you to submit your research papers for presentation consideration to the fifth edition of the "Conference on Financial Development and Stability" previously called “Banking Development, Stability, and Sustainability Conference”. Authors are invited to submit their full papers in PDF files, in English, no later than August 15, 2019. Research submissions should be sent to our email addressMore information here


The Financial Stability and Development Network of Central Banks of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Central Bank of Chile, invite submissions for a research conference on “Financial Frictions: Macroeconomic Implications and Policy Options for Emerging Economies.” The conference will take place at the Central Bank of Chile on March 19-20, 2020. Papers presented at the conference will undergo a standard peer review process and, if accepted, will be included in a special volume of the Journal of International Economics. Please send an electronic version of the paper in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no charge for submissions. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019. More 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 


BOOK OF THE MONTH: 

Economía Esencial de Colombia: el libro de Eduardo Lora para el neófito en economía colombiana

Encuentre su lugar en la economía colombiana. Con un lenguaje directo y cifras sencillas, este libro le ayudará a responder preguntas como estas: ¿qué posición ocupa usted en el ranking de ingresos? ¿por qué el crecimiento económico debería ser su obsesión? ¿qué producimos los colombianos y qué tan bien lo hacemos? ¿vale la pena ir a la universidad? ¿entiende usted las implicaciones económicas del machismo? ¿conseguirá usted una pensión? ¿cree que está pagando demasiados impuestos?

Más que una introducción a la economía, este libro es una introducción al país para el ciudadano común.

Ya está en librerías y en Kindle: Economía Esencial de Colombia.


Opportunities

Are you a young professional thinking about a career at the World Bank? Applications to the Young Professionals Program are now open until June 30. Apply today! The application deadline is June 30, 2019. More information here


The Latin American Program (LAP)
seeks an intern to provide general administrative and research support.  This intern will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as conference organization, library and Internet research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and administrative assignments (data entry, proofreading, website management, event planning) in support of Center activities. Internships also provide opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington. Please note that this is an unpaid internship. The application deadline is July 1, 2019More information here



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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. 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!

 
 
 

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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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LACEA has decided to create its own Working Paper Series (LACEA.WPS) and publish high quality (but not yet peer-reviewed) research produced by a selected group of academics. To browse recent Working Papers by topic, author or year, please click here.

2015-2017 Officers

President

Santiago Levy  

Vice-President

Raquel Fernandez

Executive Committee

Laura Alfaro

Maria Laura Alzua

Gustavo Canavire

Pedro Dal Bó 

Marcela Eslava

Francisco Ferreira

Francisco Gallego

Adriana Kugler

Hugo Ñopo

Verónica Rappaport

Eric Verhoogen

Sergio Urzua


Past-Presidents

Eduardo Lora
2016-2017

Eduardo Engel
2014-2015

Roberto Rigobón
2012-2013

Ricardo Hausmann
2010-2011

Mauricio Cárdenas
2008-2009

Andrés Velasco
2006-2007

Mariano Tommasi
2004-2005

Sebastián Edwards
2002-2003

Guillermo Calvo
2000-2001

Nora Lustig (President Emeritus)
1998-1999

Albert Fishlow (President Emeritus)
1996-1997
 

Secretariat

Fedesarrollo

Secretary

Angela Fonseca

Treasurer

Sergio Schmukler

 

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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!

WHAT'S NEW AND UPCOMING!

Newsletter


LACEA's Diaz-Alejandro Prize 2018 is being awarded to Prof. James Robinson this year. Read the full announcement here

The Global Development Network 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 basis. Click here to apply


Economia, the journal of LACEA
 is happy to announce that it started to accept submissions at any time. Submissions should be done electronically in the following link: https://editorialexpress.com/economia. For more information, please click here


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