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April 2017 - May 2017

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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). The two meetings will run in parallel, sharing a single local organizing committee. By registering for LACEA-LAMES 2017 participants will be able to attend all sessions of both meetings. The deadline for submissions is June 5, 2017. Please note that authors may only present one paper in each track (LACEA and/or LAMES), but the same paper cannot be submitted to both tracks. However, each person is allowed to be co-author of several papers presented. Papers can only be submitted electronically through the LACEA-LAMES 2017 ExOrdo System:

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 sent electronically to the Managing Editor, Roberto Bernal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We only accept complete papers in English. Submitted papers should neither be previously published nor be under consideration for publication in any other outlet. The manuscript should include an abstract of 150 or fewer words, JEL codes and at most 4 key words. All manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format with double spacing and should not exceed 35 pages, including references, figures, and tables. Please use 12-point font, and 1.5 inches margins on all sides. Please make sure that the front page of the manuscript specifies all your contact information, affiliation, title of the paper and co-authors. For more information, please click here.


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Giving the increasing importance of the cities as employment and sustainable living cores within a regional environment, and all the challenges on these areas for policymakers and citizens; the department of economics of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the Banco de la República de Colombia will host their first Workshop on urban and regional economics to be held in Bogota the 27, 28 and 29 of June 2017. The workshop aims to provide researchers with a space for presenting and discussing research on urban and regional economics. Gilles Duranton (UPenn), Nathaniel Baum-Snow (U. Toronto), Esteban Rossi Hansberg (Princeton), Klaus Desmet (SMU), Alex Anas (University at Buffalo), Erick Verhoef (VU Amsterdam), Miguel Angel Garcia Lopez (UAB) are some of the special guest that have confirmed attendance. We encourage, PhD students and scholars to submit papers about their original research by Abril 16, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information here.

La División de Competitividad e Innovación del Banco Interamericano del Desarrollo invita a enviar sus trabajos de investigación en el ámbito de la economía de la innovación y el emprendimiento para la "1ª Conferencia de la Red Latinoamericana de Economía de la Innovación y el Emprendimiento", que se realizará en Washington D.C. los días 20 y 21 de Julio del 2017. Los trabajos seleccionados contarán con comentarista y la Red proveerá financiamiento parcial para viaje y estadía. Se considerarán, especialmente, trabajos empíricos en los siguientes temas: Compras públicas e innovación; Industrias creativas; Barreras a la innovación; Emprendimiento e innovación; Capital de riesgo; Innovación social; Evaluación de programas de emprendimiento e innovación; Competencia e innovación; Regulación e innovación. Una sesión de la conferencia será destinada a profesionales jóvenes, habiendo terminado recientemente su doctorado o trabajando en sus tesis. La fecha limite para enviar sus trabajos es Abril 16, 2017. Para mayor información, click aquí.

The fifth edition of the Congress will take place in Guayaquil and will be hosted by the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanísticas (FCSH) at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) on July 26-28, 2017. Students, professors, and researchers are invited to submit abstracts, papers, and applications for organizing special sessions by April 30, 2017. Completed papers will be eligible for publication in the Compendium Journal of the Faculty of Science and Humanities at ESPOL, indexed in Latinindex and Dialnet. In this edition the main focus of the Congress will be devoted to labor markets, public investment, and quantitative economics. Nevertheless, submissions on other topics in economics are welcome. More information here.

The Directing Committee of the PhD in Economics, jointly offered by the University of Minho (UMinho) and the University of Coimbra (UC), is pleased to announce the “Fifth PhD Student Workshop in Economics” on the 16th of June 2017. Articles in all related fields of Economics will be considered. The workshop accepts articles by PhD students from Portuguese and foreign universities by May 8, 2017, and will consist of oral presentations of selected papers followed by a discussion by the attendees. Sessions will take place at the School of Economics and Management (UMinho). Papers and oral presentations should be in English. More information here


La Universidad Alberto Hurtado ofrece desde 1987 el Programa de Postgrado en Economía ILADES/Georgetown University, que cuenta con doble titulación: “Master of Arts in Economics” otorgado por Georgetown University y “Magíster en Economía” otorgado por la Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Cada año el Programa ofrece becas completas de matrícula y manutención para postulantes destacados. El proceso de selección de los beneficiarios es competitivo. La fecha limite para aplicar es 30 de Abril de 2017. Inicio de clases Julio 2017. Para mayor información, click aquí.

The Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is pleased to announce a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with the “Payments and Governance Research Project” for 2017-2019. The successful candidate will work with Professors Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus, and Sandip Sukhtankar (UVA) to design and initiate new randomized control trials (RCTs) evaluating reforms to the design and delivery of India’s subsidy programs leveraging new biometric payments infrastructure to replace commodity subsidies with income transfers. The position offers the opportunity to join a research partnership with a strong track record of high-quality publication and policy impact; is likely to lead to several co-authored papers; and is designed to help the selected candidate launch a successful academic career with a strong research pipeline. The position is open to a candidate who has earned a PhD in Economics, Public Policy or another quantitative social science field with a focus on development, public, or labor economics. Experience in developing countries and impact evaluation is a plus. Application deadline is May 31st, 2017. More information here

InSight Crime's internship program is designed to give candidates experience in writing, reporting, and conducting research for an investigative think tank. The chosen candidates will also deepen their knowledge of organized crime and security policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will receive training in how to protect themselves, their sources and their materials both in and out of the field. InSight Crime invites qualified candidates to apply for our internship program, which has three cycles: spring, summer and fall. Applications must be submitted by August 1 for the fall term. Please send all application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including: a CV, cover letter and two short English language writing samples, preferably on a topic related to organized crime and/or Latin America. More information here



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