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 December 2021

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Dear LACEA members,

I am delighted to announce that Carlos Vegh is the recipient of the Carlos Díaz-Alejandro Prize this year. Carlos is a world renown economist who has written extensively on topics that touch the heart of LAC macroeconomics: from hyperinflation, to balance of payment crises, currency substitution, fiscal policy, and exchange rate policy.  He has contributed extensively to public goods, serving as editor to the top journals in development and international economics as well as to Economía and as a mentor to many students and junior faculty.

We are proud to have him as a member of LACEA.

Best regards,

Raquel Fernández
LACEA President

The UNU-WIDER will be holding its 2022 Development Conference in Bogota, October 5-7. The conference theme will be Inequality and Development. LACEA has been invited to organize a session and you are therefore invited to submit COMPLETE session proposals that are broadly related to that theme. The session should consist of 3-4 papers. Please include the authors, paper title, and abstract for each paper in the session (links for each paper will make the submission stronger). The organizers will pay economy class tickets for one author of each paper. The person submitting the proposal should be a LACEA member (membership information available here) and, if the session is accepted, the individuals presenting should be as well. The deadline for receiving a proposal is December 24th. Please send an email with the title UNU-WIDER Session Proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you! 

Please check most recent issue of the ECONOMÍA Journal here vía Project MUSE. As previously, the journal is accepting papers on a rolling basis. For more information, please click here or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • "Broken promises: regime announcements and exchange rates around elections" by Pablo Garofalo (New Jersey City University) and Jorge M. Streb (Universidad del CEMA) View Paper
  • "Taxing Labor Income in an Economy with High Employment Informality" by Arturo Antón (Banco de Mexico) and Alejandro Rasteletti (Inter-American Development Bank)  View Paper
  • "Fiscal Policy Multipliers in Small States" by Ali Alichi (International Monetary Fund), Ippei Shibata (International Monetary Fund) and Kadir Tanyeri (International Monetary Fund) View Paper
  • "The Macroeconomic and Socio-Economic Effects of Structural Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean" by Antonio C. David (International Monetary Fund), Takuji Komatsuzaki (International Monetary Fund) and Samuel Pienknagura (International Monetary Fund) View Paper
  • "Effects of Job Referrals on Labor Market Outcomes in Brazil" by Christopher O'Leary (W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research), Tulio Cravo (African Development Bank), Ana Cristina Sierra (Inter-American Development Bank) and Leandro Justino (Inter-American Development Bank) View Paper


Visit some of our latest Blog Posts

Las postulaciones a la beca Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE, Atlantic Fellows para la Equidad Económica y Social), programa dirigido a líderes por el cambio social que trabajan combatiendo la desigualdad, se encuentran abiertas para el periodo 2022-2023. Invitamos a investigadores, policy-makers, activistas, periodistas y líderes sociales de todo el mundo a postular a la edición 2022-2023 del programa Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity  a desarrollarse en la London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Las postulaciones a esta innovadora beca, enfocada en el estudio de la desigualdad en el International Inequalities Institute de LSE, se encuentran abiertas hasta el 10 de enero de 2022. Para mayor información, haga click aquí.

Applications are open for the inaugural cohort of the postdoctoral programme of the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. We are recruiting for two positions, each of them two years in duration. They are open to scholars with a recently completed PhD (or one nearing completion) in a social science such as – but not restricted to - Economics, Political Science, Sociology or Social Policy. The programme is intended to provide these scholars with an opportunity to pursue high-quality original research in an inequality-related topic, while collaborating with more established III researchers on existing projects. Applications will close on 15/01/2022 and successful candidates are expected to start by September 2022 at the latest (but possibly earlier). LSE is an equal opportunity employer and women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. More information here

IDB´s #2025Vision highlights the importance of promoting gender equality and diversity inclusion in the post pandemic recovery of the region. In GDLab´s new call for proposals, we encourage researchers to create more and better-quality evidence on how to boost employment recovery for women and diverse populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Apply 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  

For more opportunities, please click here  


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.


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.





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. 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. Yet, during the last few years, we struggled to find a permanent sponsor, who would help us maintain these activities. Therefore, we kindly ask you to help us make LACEA financially sustainable for the years to come. Please take one minute to donate. Every contribution counts. Thank you!