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 May 2020

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During this troubled period, sharing knowledge is more important than ever.  LACEA present a web-page that lists the latest published blogs, websites of webinars and papers on the pandemia. If you have suggestions of web-pages that host relatively regular seminars, you have an article or your latest research is based on COVID-19 Pandemia and you want to publish it on our web-page, please send them to the LACEA secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Stay safe! 




UNDP COVID-19 Policy Documents

This series aims at drawing from UNDP's own experience and knowledge globally and from the expertise and capacity of our partner think tanks and academic institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Find all the documents here.

The United Nations Development Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean and GRANDATA join forces to help governments and organizations in the region to combat COVID-19, creating a platform that facilitates the analysis of people's movements outside their homes. Click here to see the regional data.

LACEA 2020 Annual Meeting

In light of the current crisis and the uncertainty as to when life will return to normal, we have decided to postpone creating the website and issuing a call for papers for the LACEA 2020 Annual Meeting. We hope to be able to make a more informed decision by the end of May as to the feasibility of our annual meeting. In the meantime, keep working and writing and, most of all, stay in good health. The dates (November 13-15, 2020) and venue of the University of Miami remain unchanged.

LACEA is pleased to announce that ECONOMIA, LACEA's journal, has been accepted for coverage in Thomson's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), as a first step in its process of full accreditation with Thompson Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Also, to improve timeliness and usefulness of access, from 2018 onwards the journal will be distributed to LACEA's members in electronic format rather than in print. For more information, please click here.


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Millennium Challenge Corporation trying to hire two economists which would be ‘mid-career’ with maturity to help organize a ‘community of practice’ for the macro work we do in MCC (growth diagnostics, public finance,  fiscal analysis, etc.) , and another hire on the micro side (cost benefit analysis, household and beneficiary analysis, etc.).  The level is pretty senior, essentially the deputies, and would be half time working to help oversee the relevant work in the field, and half time directly working with country programs. The only one restriction is that the perfect candidate need to be US citizen, with a good background with applied economics, preferably with an econ PhD. Application deadline is May 22, 2020. More information can be found here.

ODI is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives, and is looking at the moment to hire a Global Risks Senior Economic Analyst at the Global Risks and Resilience Programme. The post holder(s) will contribute to the thought leadership, policy advice and research on understanding economic impacts of external shocks and applying analytical insights/skills to improve decision-making to help countries achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, overcoming hazardous geographies, multiple hazards, systemic risks and high levels of vulnerability. Please apply by May 27, 2020. More information related to this job offer can be found here

El V Seminario Académico del Observatorio, titulado Experiencias de América Latina y Asia en materia de integración regional, tiene como principal objetivo generar un debate sobre las estrategias y políticas que los países latinoamericanos deberían seguir en los próximos años para “dar un salto de calidad” en sus relaciones económicas con Asia (Asia Pacífico, sudeste asiático e India), mediante una reflexión y análisis entre las dinámicas de integración entre regiones, en los ámbitos comerciales, financieros, tecnológicos, de inversión y cooperación, entre otros. En este contexto, se invita a académicos de América Latina y Asia a presentar trabajos que reflexionen sobre las temáticas referidas anteriormente hasta el Mayo 29 del 2020. El Seminario Académico es de carácter multidisciplinario, por lo que se dará la bienvenida a contribuciones desde diversos campos (economía, derecho económico, relaciones internacionales, economía política internacional, geografía económica, negocios internacionales, etc.). Se privilegiarán aquellos trabajos que tengan una orientación propositiva. Los trabajos pueden tener un ámbito geográfico amplio (región a región) o local (referido a países o agrupaciones específicas). Se alienta a los autores interesados a presentar trabajos relativos a las relaciones de América Latina con la India y la ASEAN, dos actores de gran importancia que han estado subrepresentados en los trabajos presentados en las ediciones previas del Seminario Académico. More information here

ECONOMÍA Journal was initially established as the “Revista Economía” of the Department of Economics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru (PUCP) in 1977. It is the oldest academic journal on economics in the country, but has now 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 linkMore 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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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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