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July 2018 - August 2018

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The 23rd Annual LACEA Meeting 2018 will take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador on November 8th-10th, hosted by Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL. Any author submitting a paper must be an active member of LACEA and/or The Econometric Society at the time of submission. (To become a member or update yo​ur LACEA membership click here). If you have special needs, please let us know by writing to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.More information here 


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Call for papers

The 9th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (BCDE9) will take place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on Thursday November 29 and Friday November 30, 2018. The conference this year is jointly organized by the Society of Bolivian Economists (SEBOL), Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD), the Bolivian Academy of Economic Science (ABCE) and Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (UPSA). BCDE9 invites all researchers to submit working papers to be presented in parallel contributed sessions during the conference, by July, 23, 2018 (!!!). Submissions must be of original and unpublished work addressing theoretical and applied issues related to development economics. We seek original and unpublished academic work with a theoretical or applied focus on all topics related to development economics. We also encourage works that combine economics with novel insights from other fields such as behavioral economics, environmental economics, social psychology, neuroscience, economic history, machine learning and data sciences. More information here 

The Center of the Governance of Change (CGC) at IE is seeking contributions from established or promising younger researchers for its incoming report on Data, Privacy, and the Individual in the Digital Age. This report is part of a broader international project supported by Telefonica, one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world, that seeks to find new ways to extract information from big data while respecting the privacy rights of citizens/costumers. The Center for the Governance of Change invites scholars to submit proposals in the form of 400-word abstracts (in English) on the ethics of privacy by July 31, 2018. Authors will receive appropriate remuneration for participating in the report; honoraria will range from 1,000€ to 3,000€, depending on the contribution. More information here

The Center of the Governance of Change (CGC) at IE is, also, seeking contributions from established or promising younger scholars for its new research program on Resistance to Innovation and Technological Change in the Digital Era. This project aims to enhance our understanding of the social, economic, political and psychological factors driving resistance against innovation and new technology adoption, from a multidisciplinary approach that encompass the perspectives of the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Contributions will be properly remunerated ($3,000 USD) published as a collective volume by a top academic press, and featured in a public conference to be held in 2019. Please send your contributions before July 31, 2018More information here

The Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras (SBIF), the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA), Inter American Development Bank (IDB) and the Facultad de Economía y Negocios de la Universidad de Chile cordially invite you to submit your research papers (in PDF files) for presentation consideration to the fourth edition of the “Banking Development, Stability, and Sustainability Conference”. The conference will take place on Friday November 16, 2018 in Santiago, Chile. Authors are invited to submit their full papers in PDF files, in English, no later than August 15, 2018via our email address. Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. No submission fee is required. General inquiries regarding the call for papers should be directed to our email addressMore 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 basis. Click here to apply


The ILO Country Office for Argentina is seeking a candidate for an internship to provide research assistance and contribute to several research projects carried out by the Office. This internship is a good opportunity for candidates who are looking for a “hands-on” learning experience in fields related to the ILO's mandate and activities. This internship will give the selected candidate exposure to ILO daily work over a three to six month period. The deadline for application is July 20, 2018More information here

The School of Management at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) seeks applications to fill several full time positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels in the fields of Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, and Leadership. Candidates are expected to show a clear commitment to research and actively contribute to the design, delivery, and assessment of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The application deadline is August 31, 2018More information here

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LACEA has established itself as the leading association of economists interested in the problems of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. For 25 years we have contributed to strengthening ties between the research community and economic decision makers in the region and we have fostered debate and dissemination of better economic and social policies based on economic research. On the occasion of our 25th Anniversary we ask you to donate to make LACEA financially sustainable for the years to come. Please take one minute to donate and join in the celebration of this milestone. Thank you!


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