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May 2017 - June 2017

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The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society (LAMES) will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 9 - 11, 2017, hosted by Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA). The deadline for submissions is June 5, 2017. Papers can only be submitted electronically through the LACEA-LAMES 2017 ExOrdo System:


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Call for papers

Giving the increasing importance of the cities as employment and sustainable living cores within a regional environment, and all the challenges on these areas for policymakers and citizens; the department of economics of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the Banco de la República de Colombia will host their first Workshop on urban and regional economics to be held in Bogota the 27, 28 and 29 of June 2017. The workshop aims to provide researchers with a space for presenting and discussing research on urban and regional economics. Gilles Duranton (UPenn), Nathaniel Baum-Snow (U. Toronto), Esteban Rossi Hansberg (Princeton), Klaus Desmet (SMU), Alex Anas (University at Buffalo), Erick Verhoef (VU Amsterdam), Miguel Angel Garcia Lopez (UAB) are some of the special guest that have confirmed attendance. We encourage, PhD students and scholars to submit papers about their original research by Abril 16, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information here.  

IZA World of Labor
 is pleased to announce its call for papers for the 5th IZA Workshop on Environment and Labor Markets. IZA's Environment and Labor Markets program area aims at providing credible empirical evidence on the impact of environmental factors and policies on labor market outcomes, human capital outcomes, industrial activity, production decisions, and demographic outcomes. The aim of the 2017 workshop of the program area is to bring together researchers analyzing wider labor market impacts of environmental quality and environmental policies. Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or extended abstract by May 28, 2017 using our Online Application FormMore information here

Economia, the journal of LACEA is happy to announce that starting on February 1, 2017, the journal accepts submissions at any time. Submissions should be sent electronically to the Managing Editor, Roberto Bernal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We only accept complete papers in English. Submitted papers should neither be previously published nor be under consideration for publication in any other outlet. The manuscript should include an abstract of 150 or fewer words, JEL codes and at most 4 key words. All manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format with double spacing and should not exceed 35 pages, including references, figures, and tables. Please use 12-point font, and 1.5 inches margins on all sides. Please make sure that the front page of the manuscript specifies all your contact information, affiliation, title of the paper and co-authors. For more information, please click here.

como gremio propositivo e innovador se ha propuesto ampliar y fortalecer sus vínculos con la academia, razón por la cual hemos decido realizar nuestro primer Call for Papers en el marco del Simposio de Mercado de Capitales de 2017, iniciativa con la que se pretende difundir las mejores investigaciones de frontera acerca del sistema financiero. Estos trabajos, caracterizados por su alto nivel académico, pertinencia y rigurosidad, además de ser reconocidos en el evento de 2017, serán publicados en las memorias del Simposio. La convocatoria se encuentra abierta para profesores universitarios, estudiantes de posgrado y profesionales en los programas de finanzas, ingeniería industrial, actuaria, economía, ingeniería financiera y demás áreas afines hasta Junio 30, 2017. Para mayor información, click aquí


The Unisinos Graduate Program in Management – Master and Doctorate degree - invites applications for full-time assistant professor. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Organizational Strategies and Interorganizational Relations and Competitiveness areas, conduct and publish top-quality research in peer reviewed journals and work effectively as part of a collaborative team. Applications should be received by May 22, 2017. Applicants should send supporting materials electronically to Dra Claudia Bitencourt (Associated Dean of Graduate Program in Management) by email: 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.More information here

The Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is pleased to announce a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with the “Payments and Governance Research Project” for 2017-2019. The successful candidate will work with Professors Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus, and Sandip Sukhtankar (UVA) to design and initiate new randomized control trials (RCTs) evaluating reforms to the design and delivery of India’s subsidy programs leveraging new biometric payments infrastructure to replace commodity subsidies with income transfers. The position offers the opportunity to join a research partnership with a strong track record of high-quality publication and policy impact; is likely to lead to several co-authored papers; and is designed to help the selected candidate launch a successful academic career with a strong research pipeline. The position is open to a candidate who has earned a PhD in Economics, Public Policy or another quantitative social science field with a focus on development, public, or labor economics. Experience in developing countries and impact evaluation is a plus. Application deadline is May 31st, 2017. More information here

InSight Crime's internship program
is designed to give candidates experience in writing, reporting, and conducting research for an investigative think tank. The chosen candidates will also deepen their knowledge of organized crime and security policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will receive training in how to protect themselves, their sources and their materials both in and out of the field. InSight Crime invites qualified candidates to apply for our internship program, which has three cycles: spring, summer and fall. Applications must be submitted by August 1 for the fall term. Please send all application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including: a CV, cover letter and two short English language writing samples, preferably on a topic related to organized crime and/or Latin America. More information here



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