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 February 2019 - March 2019
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The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the LACEA Labor Network are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Labour workshop to be held in Medellin, Colombia on 20-21 May 2019. The workshop will be focused on labor market dynamics in developing countries, with special interest in Latin America. To expand the frontiers of global and regional knowledge around jobs and advance the discussion on the most effective policies, we are interested in papers that focus on:  Employment dynamics in formal/informal sector of the economy; Quality of informal employment; Public employment dynamics; Mismatches and facilitating market transitions through education, skills, and other active labor market programs; The impact of social protection systems; Technological progress and productivity (firm dynamics, employment, labor income, etc.); Improving access to jobs for vulnerable or traditionally disadvantaged groups such as women, youth, refugees and IDPs, and people living in fragile, conflict and violent (FCV) contexts; Data challenges and opportunities in labor economics; Understanding the future of jobs in the world of AI and robotics; Theoretical models to understand the drivers of jobs outcomes in developing countries. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome. There will be a dedicated discussant for each paper, as well as open floor discussion. Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the workshop. The cover page should include: the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, including address, phone and email of each author and an abstract with the appropriate JEL classification. Please submit your papers before February 28, 2019 (!!!)More information here


The 10th Annual Conference of the LACEA Trade, Integration and Growth Network will be held in Bogotá, Colombia, on May 23-24, 2019. This conference is sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA ), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) , the Universidad de Los Andes, and the Research Institute for Development, Growth, and Economics (RIDGE) . This year is hosted by Universidad de Los Andes. The local organizer is Marcela Eslava Mejía. The selected authors’ and invited discussants’ travel (economy class) and accommodation expenditures to participate at the Conference will be reimbursed by the sponsoring organizations. Researchers currently occupying policymaking positions are welcome to participate at the conference without presenting a paper. These participants will, however, have to procure funding from their own institutions to participate in the event. Detailed guidelines explaining the logistics of the conference will be provided at a later stage. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form online and submit your paper through this website before March 1, 2019More information here


The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the LACEA Network on Inequality and Poverty (NIP) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the RIDGE Workshop on “Poverty and Inequality”, to be held on 22-23 May in Medellin, Colombia. The 2019 workshop will take place within the framework of the 2019 RIDGE May Forum. Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the workshop before March 15, 2019. The cover page should include: the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, including address, phone and email of each author and an abstract with the appropriate JEL classification. Each author can submit and present at most one paper per workshop (submission of papers to other workshops is possible). More information here



LACEA is pleased to announce that ECONOMIA, LACEA's journal, has been accepted for coverage in Thomson's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), as a first step in its process of full accreditation with Thompson Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Also, to improve timeliness and usefulness of access, from 2018 onwards the journal will be distributed to LACEA's members in electronic format rather than in print. For more information, please click here.


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Call for papers

Barcelona GSE is inviting call for papers for the "Advances in Micro Development Economics" workshop. Both empirical and theoretical contributions are encouraged. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019 (!!!). To submit a paper, please use this link https://app-summerforum.barcelonagse.eu. Submissions should include either a full paper or an extended abstract with the main results. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified approximately by mid-March. A preliminary program will be announced by mid-April. More information here


The Central Bank of Chile, the International Monetary Fund, and the IMF Economic Review
are inviting paper submissions for a conference on “Current Policy Challenges Facing Emerging Markets” to be held in Santiago on July 24-25, 2019. Please send submissions in Adobe PDF format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the IMF Economic Review. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019More information here


The ABCDE Organizing Committee is issuing a call for innovative papers that examine how global public goods and cross-country spillovers influence multilateralism or will shape multilateralism in the years to come; and how cooperative arrangements can affect the evolution of these global public goods and spillovers. Those interested should submit a complete paper (proposals will not be accepted) by March 24, 2019, 11:59 pm EST through the ABCDE website. The Organizing Committee will evaluate all papers in terms of originality, analytical rigor, and policy relevance. Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by April 15, 2019. A final draft will be required by May 26, 2019. 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 


Opportunities

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is recruiting Research Analyst – Quantitative Impact Study Support  at our head office in Basel. We seek master’s graduates in economics, statistics, finance or related subjects with at least one year of job experience to work in the following area: Quantitative Impact Study Support. Are you interested in working at the heart of the central banking community and contributing to an important global mission? We look forward to receiving your application, CV and letter of motivation. The BIS’s head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. We are able to recruit globally, regardless of nationality, and offer competitive employment packages. All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The application deadline is February 24, 2019 (!!!). More information here


The Environmental Market Solutions Lab (emLab)
(http://emlab.msi.ucsb.edu/) is a new interdisciplinary team of economists and scientists based at UC Santa Barbara dedicated to bringing market-based solutions to the world's most pressing environmental problems. We seek 1-2 postdoctoral researchers to participate in the development and execution of applied and/or academic research projects in environmental and resource economics. The successful candidate(s) will gain academic mentorship and research training in one or more of emLab’s focus areas in climate solutions, poverty alleviation, land use, and sustainable fisheries. The application Deadline is February 28, 2019 (!!!)More information here


Full-time faculty in any academic department or professional school of Columbia University are invited to nominate colleagues from Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula and Canada to come to Columbia to teach, research, and advise in their areas of expertise, under the Tinker Visiting Professor program. Deadline for application is April 7, 2019More information here


The new Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR) at Universidad Mayor is seeking candidates for four open-rank full-time tenure track positions. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until all four positions are filled. We seek candidates with a strong publication record that is appropriate to their rank, proven capacities to establish successful research collaborations, the ability to offer graduate courses and direct doctoral dissertations, and fluent in English. All application materials should be emailed at both 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.More information here


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