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 September 2018 - October 2018
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The 23rd Annual LACEA Meeting 2018 will take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador on November 8th-10th, hosted by Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL. Any author submitting a paper must be an active member of LACEA and/or The Econometric Society at the time of submission. (To become a member or update yo​ur LACEA membership click here). If you have special needs, please let us know by writing to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The registration process started on August 10th, 2018. More information here 


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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Call for papers

The 23rd Conference «Theories and Methods in Macroeconomics» (T2M) will take place on March 22nd and 23rd 2019 in Nuremberg (Germany) at the Friedrich-AlexanderUniversität (FAU) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). This conference contains parallel and plenary sessions. Participants are expected to prepare a 5 minutes discussion on another paper within their session. For the T2M 2019 conference, the program committee has selected special sessions organized by leading researchers in these fields: “Expectations in macroeconomics”, “Safe assets and the macroeconomy”, “IAB data and macro applications”,“Vacancies and recruitment”, “Real exchange rate dynamics”. Please submit your paper here before November 4, 2018.

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 basis. Click here to apply 


Do you enjoy reading books in economics, social science, humanities? Join our community of book reviewers! To join you must be an expert in one of the areas we publish (see list here) and be prepared to review at least one book every two years. To join please send a brief message expressing interest to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In your message please mention your full name, academic affiliation, area(s) of expertise, and provide either a paragraph-long biographical note (and/)or a list of publications. More information here


Opportunities

La Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo de la Universidad de los Andes, abre una convocatoria para seleccionar un profesor de planta en el área de Políticas Públicas, Gestión Pública, o Asuntos Públicos Internacionales, con énfasis en evaluación de políticas públicas. Se espera que la posición inicie a más tardar en Julio de 2019. Los aspirantes deben cumplir con los siguientes requisitos: Título de doctorado en el momento de contratación (es decir, con fecha de graduación programada a más tardar en Junio de 2019); Evidenciar formación y experiencia en evaluación de políticas públicas, especialmente en metodologías experimentales y cuasi-experimentales de evaluación de impacto; Experiencia en investigación independiente de alta calidad; Evidenciar experiencia en docencia en temas afines a esta convocatoria (como profesor o como asistente de enseñanza). Esta evidencia puede incluir una carta de su supervisor inmediato o evaluaciones de los cursos; Preferiblemente, con habilidades de comunicación en español (hablado y escrito). La fecha limite para aplicar es Octubre 16, 2018 (!!!). Mas información aquí 


The Wesleyan University Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2019 from scholars with research interests that include financial economics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in economics within one year of hire. Application Deadline is November 16, 2018. More information here 


The Wesleyan University Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2019 from scholars with research interests in environmental economics. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the Department's introductory and major core programs, and normally offer two elective courses in environmental economics per year that are cross-listed in Wesleyan’s interdisciplinary College of the Environment (COE). Candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in economics within one year of hire. The application Deadline is November 16, 2018. More information here


The School of Economics at Universidad del Rosario (Bogota, Colombia) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, starting in the fall of 2019. Applicants with expertise in any field of economics are invited to apply by December 2, 2018. The successful candidate must provide evidence of his/her potential for publishing in top academic journals. For further information, please contact the chair of the hiring committee: Juan Vargas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Application Requirements: Cover Letter, CV, Job Market Paper  and three (3) Letters of Recommendation. More information here 


The School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT is considering applicants for an Associate or Full Professor job opening (June 2019). The job title is Director of the Research Center in Economics and Finance (CIEF). Applicants from any field will be considered. The application deadline is December 7, 2018More information here 


The School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT is considering applicants for two Assistant Professor job openings (June 2019). Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing a strong research agenda and university service. Applicants from any field will be considered, but those with teaching and research interests in macroeconomics or applied econometrics will be given priority. Application Requirements: Cover Letter, CV, Job Market Paper and Letters of Reference. The application deadline is December 7, 2018. More 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. 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!

 

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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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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!

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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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