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Dear LACEA members,
We hope this email finds you and your families well.
This is an update on LACEA's 2020 Conference. Given the current circumstances, holding an in person conference at the University of Miami is no longer feasible. We have decided instead that a small virtual conference is the best alternative. This will take place over two days -- Thursday and Friday, November 12-13, 2020 -- and be limited to 5 keynote speakers, a panel on Covid-19 in LAC, and a WELAC (Women Economists in LAC) mentoring session to be held around those dates.
A wonderful set of keynote speakers was lined by Claudio Ferraz and Raquel Fernández: Daron Acemoglu, Kirabo Jackson, Thomas Philippon, Silvana Tenreyro, and Lise Vesterlund. More details on topics and on the Covid panel will be announced in the next few weeks.
We are also asking for volunteers for two WELAC concerns:
All the best to everyone. Stay safe.
Congratulations to our former President Albert Fishlow who, on May 27, 2020, was awarded a Centennial Medal by the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, which honors scholars’ “fundamental and lasting contributions to knowledge, to their disciplines, to their colleagues, and to society.” Read more here
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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 basis. Click 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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