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Lacea Newsletter
 November 2021

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Dear LACEA members,

The UNU-WIDER will be holding its 2022 Development Conference in Bogota, October 5-7. The conference theme will be Inequality and Development. LACEA has been invited to organize a session and you are therefore invited to submit COMPLETE session proposals that are broadly related to that theme.

The session should consist of 3-4 papers. Please include the authors, paper title, and abstract for each paper in the session (links for each paper will make the submission stronger). The organizers will pay economy class tickets for one author of each paper. The person submitting the proposal should be a LACEA member (membership information available here) and, if the session is accepted, the individuals presenting should be as well.

The deadline for receiving a proposal is December 24th. Please send an email with the title UNU-WIDER Session Proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Best regards,

Raquel Fernández
LACEA President

LACEA Elections 2021

The election process for new LACEA authorities was completed on October 28, 2021. A total of 89 ballots were returned for tabulation and the results were as follows. 

Elected Vice President: Marcela Eslava

Elected to the Executive Committee: Laura Alfaro, Inés Berniell, Patricia Cortes, Ana María Ibañez, Pablo Querubin and Rodrigo Soares.

New terms will start on January 1, 2022 and will last for two years in the case of the Vice President (later to become President) and four years for the six new Executive Committee members.

Starting on January 1, 2022 and until December 31, 2023 the members of the Executive Committee will be: Laura Alfaro, Felipe Barrera, Inés Berniell, Adriana Camacho, Ángel Calderón, Patricia Cortes, Ana María Ibañez, Susan Parker, Pablo Querubin, Laura Ripani, Joana Silva, Rodrigo Soares and Juan Vargas.

 Thank you for your participation!

Please check most recent issue of the ECONOMÍA Journal here vía Project MUSE. As previously, the journal is accepting papers on a rolling basis. For more information, please click here or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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The Department of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall term of 2022. Exceptional senior applicants will also be considered. Candidates must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and have earned a Ph.D. degree by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter. Applicants working in any field of Economics are welcome. The submission deadline is November 25th, 2021. The interview will take place virtually right before the 2022 ASSA Meetings. For more information please click here.

Are you an economics researcher who is familiar with the development challenges faced by Latin America and the Caribbean who wants to make a difference in the development of the region? Do your peers recognize you as someone who possesses: (1) strong technical skills; (2) a record of–or good prospects for—high-quality, original research in peer-reviewed journals; and (3) the ability to communicate with a wide range of potential audiences? Join the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and the team of the Chief Economist! Apply before November 29, 2021 here.

UNU-WIDER is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to serve as a Research Associate for the project on ‘Institutional legacies of violent conflict’. Closing date: 6 December 2021, 23:59 UTC+2. The successful candidate will be employed under an international PSA contract. A PhD, or equivalent, in political science, economics, or a related discipline, either completed or to be awarded by September 2022 at the latest is require, as well as strong quantitative skills in advanced econometrics; experience with managing primary fieldwork in developing countries would be an asset; project management experience would be an asset; excellent drafting skills and fluency in both oral and written English. More information here

GDLab, the Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announces a continuous call for research proposals that advance the knowledge of all types of existing inequalities between men and women in the region, as well as those faced by indigenous peoples, African descendants, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Any research team (or individual consultant), government, university, or private sector institution can apply. Studies should focus on one or more of the Inter-American Development Bank’s borrowing member countries.  This is a rolling call for research proposals so there is no submission deadline. The GDLab team will evaluate proposals received every 3 months, starting between June and August this year. The second review will take place between November this year and January, 2022. More 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  

For more opportunities, please click 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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