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May 2018 - June 2018
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Announcements

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). Papers can only be submitted electronically through the LACEA-LAMES 2018 EasyChair System, (see Submission Guidelines). All papers and abstracts must be written in English and submitted electronically in a single PDF file with a maximum size of 5MB. No other format will be accepted. The deadline for submissions is on Tuesday, June 4, 2018. Please note that authors may only present one paper in each track (LACEA and/or LAMES). The same paper cannot be submitted to both tracks. However, each person is allowed to be co-author of several papers presented. 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.More information here 


LACEA’s Health Economics Network will hold its first annual workshop in Bogotá (Colombia) on the premises of the Faculty of Economics, Universidad del Rosario, on the 4th and 5th of October 2018. We will have around 14 presentations and discussions of high quality papers in health economics, selected by a scientific committee, and two keynote talks: Jere Behrman (University of Pennsylvania) and Marcos Vera-Hernandez (University College London). Both empirical and theoretical contributions are welcome. Submissions will be judged on their academic merit, where a clear identification strategy will be favoured. Those papers which work on topics relevant for the Latin American context are highly encouraged. Papers must be submitted in English, in PDF format without any specific length limit, and no later than June 8th, 2018 to be considered for the workshop. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. Should you have any questions please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by June 30th, 2018. More information here


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Call for papers

El congreso anual 2018 de la Asociación Peruana de Economía (APE) se llevará a cabo en Piura, Perú los días 2 y 3 de agosto de 2018, organizado por la Universidad de Piura. El congreso tendrá como tema principal “Desastres naturales, reconstrucción y gobernabilidad”, pero estará abierto a todas las áreas de economía y finanzas. Se invita a enviar trabajos de investigación (en español o inglés) máximo hasta el 24 de mayo de 2018, en formato PDF a la siguiente dirección electrónica: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Solo un envío por persona es aceptado (otro trabajo también puede ser enviado por su coautor, quien presentará el trabajo). Se invita a enviar trabajos en todas las áreas de economía, finanzas y otras áreas afines. El comité científico revisará los trabajos de investigación y realizará una decisión antes del 4 de junio de 2018. Para mas información, click aquí.


The Euro-Latin Network on Integration and Trade (ELSNIT) is now accepting submissions of papers examining the relationships between technology and trade along the economic, institutional, political science, and legal dimensions. Both theoretical and empirical contributions will be considered, but in all cases, priority will be given to papers identifying and shedding light on relevant policy questions such as those outlined above, including case studies of policies followed by national or international organizations, in particular. All researchers who are associated with a European or Latin American/Caribbean based academic or research institution are eligible to submit papers. While detailed abstracts will be accepted, there is a strong preference for nearly completed papers. Submission should be accompanied by a statement declaring the institutional affiliation of the authors. The papers should be written in English ans sent by May 25, 2018More information here


APUNTES, revista de ciencias sociales, publicación académica arbitrada y editada por la Universidad del Pacífico, invita a enviar artículos de investigación hasta el 31 de mayo de 2018 para ser publicados en el segundo número de 2018. APUNTES es una revista multidisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos con énfasis en políticas sociales (educación, salud, programas sociales, etc.). Los artículos se recibirán en formato Word o PDF (máximo 8,000 palabras) a través del siguiente correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Los artículos se reciben en español, inglés o portugués. La edición en línea de la revista contará con una versión en español y otra en inglés de los artículos, en cambio la versión impresa solo se publica en español. More information here 


Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile invites all interested researchers to submit their papers for the Sixth EH-Clio Lab Conference which will be held on August 2nd and 3rd, 2018 in the Instituto de Economia of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (campus San Joaquin) located in Santiago de Chile. Researchers from Chile and abroad who work on related topics attend the conference and participate in the discussions. This conference builds on the success of the previous EH-Clio Lab Conferences since 2013 (you can see the program for the 2017 workshop here). The conference will consist of single-track sessions, with individual discussants for each paper and ample time from the public for discussion and reactions to the paper. Papers must be submitted before June 4th 2018 by email in pdf format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.More information here


On Think Tanks, University of Bath and Universidad del Pacífico
 have partnered to produce a series of Working Papers focused on the study of think tanks to give new researchers a chance to publish their ideas and reach a broader academic and practitioner audience. The Working Paper Series will allow On Think Tanks to promote the emergence of new research on think tanks and on evidence informed policy world-wide. There is no deadline for submissions and we will be reviewing them on an ongoing basis. To submit please email to  Andrea Baertl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; subject line: Working Paper Series:  “Title of your paper”; include your full name; email, address and mobile number; institutional affiliation; attach your paper; attach a 1 page summary of the paper (not an abstract but a full-summary including key findings/conclusions). More information here


Opportunities

Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, invites applications for a 29-month postdoctoral (full-time) position at the Department of Economics. The Department has around 40 Professors. In the field of environmental and resource economics our researchers belong to the Research Group on Environmental, Natural Resource, and Applied Economic Studies (REES), which is part of CEDE (Center for Economic Development Studies). REES has several core strengths including behavioral, development and environmental economics, where researchers work on cooperative behavior, valuation of non-market goods, climate, natural resource management, air pollution, ecosystem services, fisheries and marine protected areas. Applicants should hold a recent PhD in economics (2015 onwards), or be close to finish their thesis. The application deadline is May 31, 2018More information here 


IPADE Business School, one of the top ranked business schools in Mexico and Latin America,was founded in 1967 by a group of prominent businessmen with the aim of developing future leaderswith the ability to drive social and economic growth, rooted in personal integrity, social responsibility and a global vision. IPADE Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). IPADE Business School is seeking candidates for Full-time Professors in Operations Management, Finance, and Accounting and Control for the academic cycle 2018-2019, starting in August 2018. Successful candidates should have outstanding records in PhD or DBA programs.  The candidates should have a strong interest in teaching and in doing research influencing both practitioners and academics. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, as well as a clear vocation for academia. The candidates should be able to teach in both English and Spanish for both graduate and executive education programs. The application deadline is May 31, 2018. More information here


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is looking for a Statistician (Firearms) (Temporary), P3 (Temporary Job Opening). This position is located in the Data Development and Dissemination Unit (DDDU), Research and Trend Analysis Branch (RAB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology, other social sciences or related humanities field is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience, including at least two years at international level, in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data is required. The deadline for application is May 31, 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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JSTOR ACCESS FOR MEMBERS

LACEA now offers JSTOR Access for all LACEA members! Please access here, to be entitled to access the Business Collection of JSTOR.

LACEA WPS


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

Ana María Diaz

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.


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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