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 May 2019 - June 2019

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We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2019 LACEA LAMES meetings to be jointly held in the city of Puebla, Mexico, hosted by the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) on November 7, 8 and 9, 2019. Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers. These should be written in english and submitted electronically (PDF only) through Easy Chair before june 24, 2019. For more information, please click here.

LACEA is now accepting proposals for hosting its annual meetings in 2020 and 2021. LACEA Annual Meeting takes place over 3-4 days, usually early in November. Our preference is for a 3-day conference; however, if you have a compelling reason for adding a day (or a portion of a day), the conference committee is open to the possibility of extending the meeting into a fourth day. Candidates willing to host one of the next LACEA conferences are kindly asked to submit a proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before May 31, 2019 for the 2020 conference and before August 31, 2019 for the 2021 conference. The Executive Committee will carefully review each proposal. More 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

With the aim of enhancing the capacity of LAC policy-makers to design, implement, monitor and evaluate policies promoting the development of the creative economy in the region, the IDB has launched the Technical Cooperation RG-T2959 “Promoting creativity and innovation in LAC” and is now calling for papers for the "Creative Economy, Innovation and Economic Development" event. Proponents should ensure that complete documentation is submitted before June 2, 2019. Complete documentation includes: the research proposal (up to five pages), CVs (up to two pages per researcher involved), budget and timeframe. Send proposals electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any inquiries relative to this call can also be sent to the same e-mail address. More information here

The Euro-Latin Network on Integration and Trade (ELSNIT) is now accepting submissions of papers examining the effects of trade and investment promotion policies along the economic and institutional dimensions. All researchers who are associated with a European or Latin American/Caribbean based academic or research institution are eligible to submit papers. While detailed abstracts will be accepted, there is a strong preference for nearly completed papers. Submission should be accompanied by a statement declaring the institutional affiliation of the authors. The papers should be written in English and submitted before June 14, 2019More information here

The third annual meeting of CEBRA’s International Finance and Macroeconomics program is sponsored by the Bank of Mexico and the Financial Stability and Development (FSD) Network of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It will focus on all aspects and issues related to the effect of monetary policy normalization on emerging market economies (EMEs). An ideal mix of papers will include both theoretical and empirical work. The submitting author must be a CEBRA member. To join CEBRA free of charge, please visit: The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019. Please send drafts of completed papers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Authors of accepted papers will be informed by August 1, 2019. Please address any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.More information here

On the 23-24th October 2019, the OECD, in partnership with DANE, DNP and the Universidad del Rosario will hold the International Conference on the Policy Uses of Well-being and Sustainable Development Indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in Bogotá, Colombia. A Call for Papers is being launched to source relevant research and case studies related to the use of multidimensional indicator sets in well-being and sustainable development policy, that will be presented at the conference and included in an online proceedings document which will be made publicly available following the event. Selected authors will be invited to present their papers at the conference in Bogotá. We invite submissions in two tracks: completed papers and non-completed papers, which can be submitted in either English or Spanish before June 15, 2019. Please note that we will pay close attention to proposals that present new evidence and conclusions for the LAC region. More information here

Slow and diverging productivity growth is a matter of global concern. The 2019 Chilean Productivity Workshop aims at gathering researchers interested on issues related to, among others, measuring, understanding and improving the productivity and performance of firms and public services. Theoretical and applied papers looking at drivers of productivity and evaluation of policies to enhance productivity are particularly wanted. The deadline for submission is June 28, 2019. For more information please click here

The Financial Stability and Development Network of Central Banks of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Central Bank of Chile, invite submissions for a research conference on “Financial Frictions: Macroeconomic Implications and Policy Options for Emerging Economies.” The conference will take place at the Central Bank of Chile on March 19-20, 2020. Papers presented at the conference will undergo a standard peer review process and, if accepted, will be included in a special volume of the Journal of International Economics. Please send an electronic version of the paper in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no charge for submissions. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 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 



The Academic Department of Finance at the Universidad del Pacifico calls on applicants to fill a tenure track professor position available from August 1st, 2019. PhD candidates may apply as long as they produce formal written proof that they will defend their doctoral thesis before August 1st, 2019. Special consideration will be given to candidates with evidence of outstanding teaching performance. Availability from August 1st, 2019. The call for applications will remain open until a candidate accepts our offer. More information here

Se ha abierto concurso para cubrir cinco plazas de profesores a tiempo completo en diferentes áreas de especialización en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Departamento de Economía. Son plazas que forman parte de un proceso de evaluación para una posterior incorporación a la planta docente ordinaria (tenure track). El candidato perfecto debe tener Doctorado (PhD) con publicaciones en revistas indexadas; Muy buena docencia y alta productividad en investigación y publicaciones; Liderazgo y habilidad de trabajar en equipo intra e inter disciplinariamente. Mas aquí

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