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October 2017 - November 2017

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We are pleased to announce that the process to elect the Vice President for the period  2018-2019 (to become President for the period 2020-2021) and six new members of the Executive Committee for the period 2018-2021, is now open and will close on November 12th, 2017 at midnight. Please submit your votes here.


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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). We look forward to meeting you during the conference! More here.


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Call for papers

On Think Tanks, University of Bath and Universidad del Pacífico have partnered to produce a series of Working Papers focused on the study of think tanks to give new researchers a chance to publish their ideas and reach a broader academic and practitioner audience. The Working Paper Series will allow On Think Tanks to promote the emergence of new research on think tanks and on evidence informed policy world-wide. There is no deadline for submissions and we will be reviewing them on an ongoing basis. To submit please email to  Andrea Baertl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; subject line: Working Paper Series:  “Title of your paper”; include your full name; email, address and mobile number; institutional affiliation; attach your paper; attach a 1 page summary of the paper (not an abstract but a full-summary including key findings/conclusions). More 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 done electronically in the following link: For more information, please click here

Do you enjoy reading books in economics, social science, humanities? Join the community of book reviewers from Vernon Press now! To join you must be an expert in one of the areas we publish (see list here) and be prepared to review at least one book every two years and send a brief message expressing interest to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In your message please mention your full name, academic affiliation, area(s) of expertise, and provide either a paragraph-long biographical note (and/)or a list of publications. More information here


Se encuentra abierta la convocatoria 2018 del programa de becas de la “Plataforma de movilidad estudiantil y académica de la Alianza del Pacífico”, establecido por Chile, Colombia, México y Perú en el marco de la Alianza del Pacífico, que tiene por objetivo contribuir a la formación de capital humano avanzado, mediante el otorgamiento de becas de manera recíproca y en términos de igualdad entre los cuatro países, para el intercambio de estudiantes de licenciatura, doctorado y de profesores, para iniciar estudios o actividades docentes. Todas las candidaturas serán recibidas a través de la Plataforma Única de Postulación, se debe crear una cuenta en el sistema. Diligenciar el registro (Formulario de Solicitud de la Beca “Plataforma de Movilidad Estudiantil y Académica de la Alianza del Pacífico”). El estudiante debe inscribirse en la convocatoria de movilidad SAI de la Javeriana Cali a mas tardar el 31 de Octubre del 2017.Para mayor información, click aquí.

The Department of Economics, located in the School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin-Colombia is inviting applications for a full-time tenure tracks professor with salary and rank open, dependent on the qualifications of the applicants. The position begins as early as possible. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses as well as Master´s and Ph.D. level courses; fulfill service obligations as well as developing a strong research agenda. Teaching assignments are dependent on the background and expertise of individual faculty member and the needs of the department. Review of applications will begin immediately. All interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a job market paper (or recent working paper or publication) as email attachments 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.. Candidates for assistant professor levels should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Candidates for higher levels should provide contacts for three references. Interviews will be held at LACEA conference in Buenos Aires (Argentina, 2017), and in Philadelphia at the ASSA conference (2018). Deadline for LACEA interviews is November 1, 2017, and for AEA and AAEA interviews is December 10, 2017. More information here

The IMF is seeking applications for its Economist Program (EP) for employment in September 2018, at its Washington D.C. headquarters. The EP is a three-year entry-level employment program for talented, recent PhD graduates who want to gain operational experience, further develop their macroeconomics expertise, and make a direct and meaningful contribution to fostering global monetary cooperation, securing financial stability, facilitating international trade, promoting high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reducing poverty. We are seeking between 20 and 30 top economists from around the world with a PhD and expertise in fields such as macroeconomics, finance, public finance, monetary economics, international economics, trade, poverty issues, political economy, or econometrics. Application Deadline is November 16, 2017More information here

The Department of Economics at Universidad de los Andes invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Economics with emphasis on economic history beginning in the fall term of 2018. The Department is searching for economists with solid quantitative skills and a clear research agenda related to Economic History, open to pursuing interdisciplinary approaches and with the ability to engage in related topics, including: long-term economic growth, political economy, applied microeconomics, finance, or macroeconomic policy. We shall also consider outstanding candidates in any other field. The position will start by July 2018. Please submit via JOE: a cover letter specifically explaining your interest in the position at Universidad de los Andes, a CV, at least one research paper, and three letters of recommendation. The submission deadline is November 25th, 2017. (Please Note That This Is Earlier Than Most Deadlines). We will interview at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia.. More information here

IZA provides a highly stimulating research environment, with excellent facilities and great opportunities through its excellent network. Its research staff is a productive blend of established labor economists and promising young academics. IZA has an active weekly seminar series attracting renowned international labor economists and hosts many well-regarded labor economics workshops and conferences. To expand our local staff, we have openings for Research Associates. Candidates are ideally close to completion of their Ph.D., bring excellent knowledge of econometrics and a strong interest in applied and policy-oriented labor issues. Their research agenda should fit one of our four focus areas: Labor Market and Social Policy in Europe, Demographic Change, Organizational Change and Policy Evaluation. Team spirit and active participation in the intellectual environment of IZA is an essential. Research associates will support our network activities and should engage in attracting external research funding. They are expected to publish their research in top peer-reviewed journals. The application deadline is November 30, 2017More information 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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