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 February 2021
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ECONOMIA, Journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association is happy to announce its new Chief Editors - Irene Brambilla (Universidad Nacional de la Plata) and Gustavo Bobonis (University of Toronto). We would like to wish both of them good luck with this new task. On the other hand, we would like to thank Sergio Urzúa (University of Maryland) for all his hard work within the journal during these past years.

The most recent issue of the ECONOMÍA Journal is available and can be viewed 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..


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CAF is issuing a call for projects that aims to support research efforts that contribute to the understanding of the intergenerational social mobility patterns in Latin American countries and the mechanisms and policies that can break the persistence of inequalities across generations. This call will support three research projects (with up to 15,000 dollars for each one) that contribute to the understanding of the intergenerational social mobility patterns in Latin American countries and the mechanisms and policies that can break the persistence of inequalities across generations. To submit proposals, fill the following online form until February 21. More information here


El Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluación de la Educación – ICFES esta interesado en cubrir una plaza de Jefe de oficina de Gestión de Proyectos de Investigación en Bogota, Colombia. La persona que ejerza el rol tendrá como misión principal promover el uso de los resultados de las evaluaciones nacionales e internacionales, propiciar el vínculo entre investigación y política pública mediante el desarrollo de una agenda de investigación propia y de una estrategia de divulgación de los resultados, y ofrecer espacios para que estudiantes y grupos de investigación adelanten estudios sobre la calidad de la educación, a través de las convocatorias anuales para financiar proyectos. Se busca una persona con mínimo 6 años de experiencia laboral, con experiencia en gestión de equipos de trabajo, gerencia de proyectos de investigación, conocimientos solidos en metodología de la investigación, estadística y gestión de bases de datos. Por favor enviar sus hojas de vida a Adriana Moreno Roa al correo electrónico This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. antes del día 28 de Febrero del 2021More information here


The Office of the President at Inter-American Dialogue is recruiting a Program Assistant to work under the direction of the organization’s President and Business Operations Manager. The ideal candidate will be reliable, have excellent organization and communication skills, be detail-oriented, and have an interest in Western Hemisphere affairs. More information here 


The Strategy Development Division (SDV) of the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness (SPD) at the Inter-American Development Bank is looking for Applied Economists to work in Washington DC as the Impact Evaluation Consultant, with expertise in at least one of the following areas: social protection, health, education, gender and diversity, firms, technology, capital markets, transport, agriculture, rural development, climate, environment and natural resource management, energy, citizen security, reform of the state and fiscal management.The Consultants will (i) provide support to the design and implementation of impact evaluations of IDB’s operations; (ii) participate in the preparation of the Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO), project completion reports, evaluation guidelines, working papers, and other SPD reports related to development effectiveness; (iii) support quality at entry review of projects to be presented to the IDB Board; and (iv) contribute in a range of technical and sector topics. The SPD Office reports to the Office of the President and the Executive Vice-President and is charged with providing technical guidance to the Executive team in order to develop a culture of results within the Bank and to help the Bank innovate its core business, the effectiveness and efficiency of its products and methods over time. The SDV Division is charged with elaborating and proposing strategic directions and analyzing the effectiveness of the operational and strategic choices made by the institution. The application deadline is March 12, 2021More information here


The School of Government of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella is seeking candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of Education and Labor Economics at the Assistant Professor level with flexible starting date between March 1st, 2021 and August 1st, 2021. Applicants must hold or be in the process of completing a PhD in Education or Economics, or a related field, at the time of application. Candidates should have a record of research and teaching commensurate with experience. Applicants are expected to teach three undergraduate courses per year, or its equivalent at the graduate level. Research and teaching at the School of Government focuses on a broad groups of topics including education, labor economics, empirical and applied macro and microeconomics, economic and social development, city planning, urban economics, data science, and public policy design and implementation. More information here


The Strategy Development Division (SDV) of the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness (SPD) at the Inter-American Development Bank is looking for Applied Economists to work in Washington DC as the Impact Evaluation Support Consultant, with expertise in at least one of the following areas: social protection, health, education, gender and diversity, firms, technology, capital markets, transport, agriculture, rural development, climate, environment and natural resource management, energy, citizen security, reform of the state and fiscal management. The Consultants will (i) provide support to the design and implementation of impact evaluations of IDB’s operations; (ii) participate in the preparation of the Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO), project completion reports, evaluation guidelines, working papers, and other SPD reports related to development effectiveness; (iii) support quality at entry review of projects to be presented to the IDB Board; and (iv) contribute in a range of technical and sector topics. The application deadline is March 12, 2021More information here

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Columbia University invites applications for the Argentine Studies Visiting Fellowship. This fellowship provides financing for short‐term (two months) visits to Columbia by scholars and scientists from any discipline who are working in Argentina on the topic of choice for that academic year. The Program is supported by the Foundation for Argentinean Development (FUNDAR); its purpose is to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic community of Argentina while fostering research that can inform a broad policy conversation in Argentina and the region. The call for the academic year 2021-2022 will concentrate on gender from a broad perspective including social movements and public policies, care policies and work, gender diversity and reproductive rights, gender security and human rights, and economic inclusion in Argentina. Submit your applications by April 15, 2021More information here


The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) is pleased to announce the next call for applications for the 2022 Edmundo O’Gorman Scholars Program which provides financing for short-term visits (two months) to Columbia University by scholars and scientists from any discipline who are working in Mexican institutions of higher education. The Program is supported by the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico; its purpose is to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic and research community of Mexico. The application deadline is April 15, 2021More information here


The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) is pleased to announce its annual Tinker Visiting Professorship for academic year 2022-2023. (Fall 2022 – Spring 2023).  Columbia is one of five major universities to have a professorship endowed by the Tinker Foundation. The goal of the Tinker Visiting Professor program is to bring to the campus pre-eminent scholars and professionals—journalists, writers, artists, public officials—who are citizens of Latin America or the Iberian Peninsula and reside in the region, as a means of encouraging contact and collaboration. Applicants are invited to submit a one- to two-page statement of interest that explains the qualifications of the candidate, their research concentration, and the specific goals of the visit to Columbia. They will also need to provide a current and summarized curriculum vita and a note from a Columbia faculty member on campus endorsing their application by April 15, 2021More information here


ECONOMÍA Journal - the journal Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru has been relaunched as an internationally refereed journal dedicated to publishing original academic research on economics in English, with an expanded and prestigious Editorial Board, as well as a large team of Associated Editors that guarantee the highest theoretical and methodological standards. The journal welcomes academic articles of high standards in the following (non-restrictive) areas: macroeconomics, microeconomics, history of economic thought, regional economy, economic history, labor market, economic fluctuations, economic growth, poverty, econometrics, applied economics, economic theory, finances, socio-economic development, environment, energy, health, education, economic policy, exchange rate, inflation, institutions, corruption, crime. To make a submission, please follow this link. If you prefer to submit your papers for the Special Issue on "Recent Developments in Inflation Dynamics", please remember that the submission deadline is May 15, 2021More information here. Another Special Issues on "Economic inequality and redistribution policies" is receiving articles before July 31, 2021More 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  


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