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 March 2020

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LACEA 2020 will be held at the University of Miami on November 13-15, 2020. There is likely to be a welcome reception on the evening of November 12. Manuel Santos and Miguel Iraola are the Local Organizers. Claudio Ferraz and Ricardo Lagos are the Chairs of the Scientific Committee.  A website will be up in the next several weeks with more details and the call for papers.

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.

  • "Heterogeneous Effects of Chinese Import Competition on Chilean Manufacturing Plants" by Andrés Manuel Cesar (CEDLAS-UNLP-Argentina) and Guillermo Falcone (CEDLAS-UNLP-Argentina) View Paper
  • "The Drivers and Cosequences of Resource Missalocation" by Florian Misch (International Monetary Fund-USA) and Christian Saborowski (International Monetary Fund-USA) View Paper
  • "Strategic Debt and Unified Governments: Evidence from Latin American Presidential Transitions" by Pablo Garofalo (New Jersey City University, School of Business-USA) View Paper
  • "Signaling and Financial Market Impact of Chile’s Central Bank Communication: a Content Analysis Approach" by Mario Gonzalez (Central Bank of Chile-Chile) and Raul Tadle (California State University, Sacramento-USA) View Paper
  • "The Effect of the Availability of Student Credit on Tuitions: Testing the Bennett Hypothesis using Evidence from a Large-Scale Student Loan Program in Brazil" by João M P De Mello (INSER and Central Bank of Brazil-Brazil) and Isabela F Duarte (Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro-Brazil and Harvard Kennedy School-USA) View Paper
  • "All that Glitters is not Gold: A Ranking of Global Rankings" by Ela Diaz (School of Government Catholic University of Chile-Chile) and Rodrigo Valdes (School of Government Catholic University of Chile-Chile) View Paper


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USAID/Colombia is seeking a short-term consultant to form part of a team in conducting a rapid education and risk analysis (RERA). A RERA is a “good enough” situation analysis of educational institutions, learners, and their communities as a dynamic system of relationships involving assets and multiple contextual risks. A RERA integrates key methodologi­cal elements of a rapid education needs assessment and contextual risk analyses, such as conflict analysis, disaster risk assessment, and resilience analysis, to inform USAID strategy and programming. Importantly, a RERA investigates how risks impact the school community, how education influences risks, and how contextual risks influence each other. The application deadline is March 30, 2020More information here

Statistics, Politics and Policy:  Vol. 2020 No. 1 is calling for article.Statistics, Politics, and Policy studies the ways that statistical analysis drives public policy decisions, and publishes significant research on the application of statistical ideas to problems that relate to politics and policy implementation. The call is ending on March 31, 2020 with the option of an extension. SPP exclusively publishes in English and features a high-profile board of editors with diverse international backgrounds and long-standing expertise. All submissions are peer-reviewed by experts of the related fields and disciplines and only selected for print if they are found suitable in quality. More information here

La Universidad Alberto Hurtado ofrece desde 1987 el Programa de Postgrado en Economía conducente al grado de Magister en Economía de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Cada año el Programa ofrece becas completas de matrícula y manutención para postulantes destacados de países latinoamericanos. La beca cubre el 100% del arancel (CLP 6.000.000)  y otorga una asignación para manutención de CLP 300.000 mensuales durante la duración del programa (15 pagos). El proceso de selección de los beneficiarios es competitivo y cierra el 30 de Abril de 2020. Inicio de clases Julio 2020. Mas información aquí. 

El V Seminario Académico del Observatorio, titulado Experiencias de América Latina y Asia en materia de integración regional, tiene como principal objetivo generar un debate sobre las estrategias y políticas que los países latinoamericanos deberían seguir en los próximos años para “dar un salto de calidad” en sus relaciones económicas con Asia (Asia Pacífico, sudeste asiático e India), mediante una reflexión y análisis entre las dinámicas de integración entre regiones, en los ámbitos comerciales, financieros, tecnológicos, de inversión y cooperación, entre otros. En este contexto, se invita a académicos de América Latina y Asia a presentar trabajos que reflexionen sobre las temáticas referidas anteriormente hasta el Mayo 29 del 2020. El Seminario Académico es de carácter multidisciplinario, por lo que se dará la bienvenida a contribuciones desde diversos campos (economía, derecho económico, relaciones internacionales, economía política internacional, geografía económica, negocios internacionales, etc.). Se privilegiarán aquellos trabajos que tengan una orientación propositiva. Los trabajos pueden tener un ámbito geográfico amplio (región a región) o local (referido a países o agrupaciones específicas). Se alienta a los autores interesados a presentar trabajos relativos a las relaciones de América Latina con la India y la ASEAN, dos actores de gran importancia que han estado subrepresentados en los trabajos presentados en las ediciones previas del Seminario Académico. More information here

ECONOMÍA Journal was initially established as the “Revista Economía” of the Department of Economics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru (PUCP) in 1977. It is the oldest academic journal on economics in the country, but has now been relaunched as an internationally refereed journal dedicated to publishing original academic research on economics in English, with an expanded and prestigious Editorial Board, as well as a large team of Associated Editors that guarantee the highest theoretical and methodological standards. The journal welcomes academic articles of high standards in the following (non-restrictive) areas: macroeconomics, microeconomics, history of economic thought, regional economy, economic history, labor market, economic fluctuations, economic growth, poverty, econometrics, applied economics, economic theory, finances, socio-economic development, environment, energy, health, education, economic policy, exchange rate, inflation, institutions, corruption, crime. To make a submission, please follow this linkMore 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  

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