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November 2017 - December 2017

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We are pleased to announce that the process to elect the Vice President for the period  2018-2019 (to become President for the period 2020-2021) and six new members of the Executive Committee for the period 2018-2021, is now open and will close on November 19th, 2017 at midnight. Please submit your votes here.


LACEA thanks you all for participating in the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society (LAMES) that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 9 - 11, 2017, hosted by Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA). We look frward meeting you again the following year in Guayaquil, Ecuador.


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Call for papers

The Department of Economics -Universidad Iberoamericana at Mexico City invites applied reaserchers on the Mexican Economy to send papers to the 5th Annual Meetings of Economics and Public Policy Sobre México that will take place on April 12th and 13th, 2018 in San Ignacio de Loyola Auditorium from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Ciudad de México. Papers on Social Policy, Poverty and Income Distribution, Structural Reforms and Growth, Financial Inclusion, Health Economics, Migration, Competition and Regulation, Public Finance, Environmental economics, Macroeconomics and Growth or any other applied economic topic on the Mexican economy, will be accepted. This year we also seek papers for round tables on: Social and Solidarity Economy (Organised by IBERO´s Departament of Economics); Biocultural Diversity and Territories (Organised by RIMISP-Center for Rural Development); Wellbeing and Territory (Organised by IBERO´s Cátedra Territorio y Bienestar) and Social Mobility (Organised by CEEY- Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias). Send papers in pdf format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 2, 2018. Financial support available for out-of-Mexico City presenters. More information here

On Think Tanks, University of Bath and Universidad del Pacífico
 have partnered to produce a series of Working Papers focused on the study of think tanks to give new researchers a chance to publish their ideas and reach a broader academic and practitioner audience. The Working Paper Series will allow On Think Tanks to promote the emergence of new research on think tanks and on evidence informed policy world-wide. There is no deadline for submissions and we will be reviewing them on an ongoing basis. To submit please email to  Andrea Baertl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; subject line: Working Paper Series:  “Title of your paper”; include your full name; email, address and mobile number; institutional affiliation; attach your paper; attach a 1 page summary of the paper (not an abstract but a full-summary including key findings/conclusions). More information here

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 done electronically in the following link: For more information, please click here

Do you enjoy reading books in economics, social science, humanities? Join the community of book reviewers from Vernon Press now! To join you must be an expert in one of the areas we publish (see list here) and be prepared to review at least one book every two years and send a brief message expressing interest to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In your message please mention your full name, academic affiliation, area(s) of expertise, and provide either a paragraph-long biographical note (and/)or a list of publications. More information here


The Department of Economics at Universidad de los Andes invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Economics with emphasis on economic history beginning in the fall term of 2018. The Department is searching for economists with solid quantitative skills and a clear research agenda related to Economic History, open to pursuing interdisciplinary approaches and with the ability to engage in related topics, including: long-term economic growth, political economy, applied microeconomics, finance, or macroeconomic policy. We shall also consider outstanding candidates in any other field. The position will start by July 2018. Please submit via JOE: a cover letter specifically explaining your interest in the position at Universidad de los Andes, a CV, at least one research paper, and three letters of recommendation. The submission deadline is November 25th, 2017. (Please Note That This Is Earlier Than Most Deadlines). We will interview at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia. More information here

IZA has now openings for Research Associates. Candidates are ideally close to completion of their Ph.D., bring excellent knowledge of econometrics and a strong interest in applied and policy-oriented labor issues. Their research agenda should fit one of our four focus areas: Labor Market and Social Policy in Europe, Demographic Change, Organizational Change and Policy Evaluation. Team spirit and active participation in the intellectual environment of IZA is an essential. Research associates will support our network activities and should engage in attracting external research funding. They are expected to publish their research in top peer-reviewed journals. The application deadline is November 30, 2017More information here

The Center for Global Development (CGD) is now accepting applications for its Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship program. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is a one year term appointment running from mid-2018 to mid-2019, with the precise dates flexible. The position is intended for new graduates or very recent graduates of PhD programs in the social sciences. Interested applicants should send electronic versions of a CV, job market paper, and cover letter. All materials should be sent to Ms. Ellen Mackenzie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Post-Doctoral Research Fellow” in the subject line by December 1, 2017. More information here

The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC, seeks a Research Fellow to undertake independent research related to one or more CGD research initiatives such as global health, aid effectiveness, migration and development, finance and investment, corruption and transparency, or international financial institutions. A Research Fellow is expected to have the following qualifications: A doctoral degree in economics or a related discipline; At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in a research environment or in an institutional setting or policy organization; A record of applying quantitative research methods to real-world problems to identify practical and action-oriented solutions; Demonstrated ability to take a project to completion; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to work independently within a small, closely-knit organization and to contribute to the development of new initiatives: Experience, or strong interest, in migration from the economic perspective a plus; In-country development experience and/or experience in an operational development organization a plus; Interested candidates should forward their CV, along with a research paper, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please use "Research Fellow" in the subject line of email correspondence. The application Deadline is December 1, 2017More information here

Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) and the Faculty of Economics invite applicants for tenure track/tenured positions starting in the fall 2018. Applications in any field of economics will be accepterd. The faculty offers a competitive 12-month salary as well as non-salary research benefits including: low teaching loads, graduate research assistants, generous financial incentives for publication and travel expenses to attend international conferences. Submit your application material through JOE by December 3, 2017. We will hold interviews in the 2018 AEA-ASSA Meetings in Philadelphia. More information here

One or more postdoctoral fellowships in Economics are being offered through Columbia University under the supervision of Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz. The term of each fellowship is one year with the option to extend to two, and the appointments are scheduled to begin as early as June 2018. For consideration submit your CV, cover letter, job market paper, and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for applications is December 5, 2017. Selected candidates will be interviewed in the 2018 ASSA Meetings in Philadelphia, January 5-7. More information here

The Faculty of Economics and Business at Universidad Andres Bello is seeking to appoint faculty members in any area of Business, Economics or Finance, but we particularly welcome candidates with research interest in the fields of Industrial Organization, Quantitative Marketing and Strategy. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and demonstrate a strong research potential and willingness to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The appointment is expected to begin by March 1st, 2018. If further information is needed, please contact Juan Correa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To apply, please e-mail a CV, a job-market paper or sample of recent research, and contact information of two referees who may be asked to provide a reference letter, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 10, 2017. More information here

The Department of Economics, located in the School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin-Colombia is inviting applications for a full-time tenure tracks professor with salary and rank open, dependent on the qualifications of the applicants. The position begins as early as possible. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses as well as Master´s and Ph.D. level courses; fulfill service obligations as well as developing a strong research agenda. Teaching assignments are dependent on the background and expertise of individual faculty member and the needs of the department. Review of applications will begin immediately. All interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a job market paper (or recent working paper or publication) as email attachments to 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.. Candidates for assistant professor levels should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Candidates for higher levels should provide contacts for three references. Interviews will be held at LACEA conference in Buenos Aires (Argentina, 2017), and in Philadelphia at the ASSA conference (2018). Deadline for AEA and AAEA interviews is December 10, 2017. More information here



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