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August 2017 - September 2017
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The new task force on economic history is pleased to invite you to its second seminar on the 10th of November 2017, during the 22nd LACEA-LAMES meetings, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The theme of the event is open. Please send proposed paper topics (one page) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers can be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2017. More information here


The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society (LAMES) will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 9 - 11, 2017, hosted by Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA). We look forward to meeting you during the conference! More 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 sent electronically to the Managing Editor, Roberto Bernal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We only accept complete papers in English. Submitted papers should neither be previously published nor be under consideration for publication in any other outlet. The manuscript should include an abstract of 150 or fewer words, JEL codes and at most 4 key words. All manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format with double spacing and should not exceed 35 pages, including references, figures, and tables. Please use 12-point font, and 1.5 inches margins on all sides. Please make sure that the front page of the manuscript specifies all your contact information, affiliation, title of the paper and co-authors. For more information, please click here

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Call for papers

The Festival for New Economic Thinking will take place from 19-20 October 2017 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in Scotland. Exhibitors will have the chance to showcase their works as well as discuss their original research findings throughout the Festival. Finalists will have the chance to present their research findings and motivation behind the poster in front of a panel of data specialists and professors. The Award for Best Visualization will end the session, based on marking by a panel of senior scholars. All contributions ought to be original work and should be submitted by August 21, 2017. To submit your contributions, click here!


The University of Chile and the Millennium Institute for Research in Market Imperfections and Public Policy (MIPP) is organizing the 2017 version of the Workshop on Political Economy and Political Science. This event will take place on November 30 - December 2, 2017 in Santiago, Chile. The workshop aims at bringing together academics from all over the world, in order to discuss new work in the fields of Political Economy and Political Science. If you would like to present a paper at this workshop, please send a copy of your work in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than August 31st, 2017. Submissions should be of completed papers; preliminary papers will be considered but abstracts will not. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 30th, 2017. Partial funding for travel expenses will be available subject to budgetary constraints. Earlier notification is possible depending on individual needs. More information here


The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the Banco Central del Uruguay
are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Workshop on Financial Stability and the Workshop on International Macro, both to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 7-8 December 2017. The organizers welcome theoretical and empirical papers on the topics of financial stability, financial regulation and supervision, systemic risk, banking, macro-prudential policies, early warning indicators and other related topics. Contributions on contagion and the propagation of financial risk are particularly welcome this year. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2017. Full papers, in PDF format, should be submitted through the web-siteMore information here


The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the IIEP-BAIRES (UBA-CONICET)
are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Workshop on Macroeconomics and Development to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 14-15 December 2017. The workshop will feature sessions and panels on issues of economic development and macroeconomics, including contributions that are of direct relevance for understanding development processes and the macroeconomic dynamics of Latin American countries. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are encouraged. Abstracts or papers, in PDF format, must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject: RIDGE 2017 by September 15, 2017More information here


The research group at SMAUG (Search and Matching, Assets, Unemployment, and Governance) invites academics to submit their papers for the 2017 Annual Workshop on Search & Matching Models in Macroeconomics (SM3). This event will take place on November 13 - 15, 2017 in Santiago, Chile. Theoretical, empirical, and mixed contributions in a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, labor, monetary, financial, housing, product, and marriage markets are welcomed. Please submit a copy of your completed work (in PDF format) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than September 15th, 2017.More information here


The journal Lecturas de Economía,
edited by the Department of Economics at Universidad de Antioquia, is now inviting scholars to submit manuscripts for a special issue on impact evaluation of socio-economic programs and policies. The journal will consider contributions focusing on Colombia and Latin America that apply impact evaluation techniques such as regression discontinuity, matching methods, difference-in-differences, experimental, quasi-experimental and observational designs, among others, to the analysis of projects and policies with social and public scope. The special issue will be published in the second semester of 2018. Submissions are due on September 30, 2017. Articles can be written in Spanish or English, and have a maximum length of 8,000 words (including references). Short notes and book reviews, preferably on the proposed methods, are also accepted. Manuscripts can be submitted to the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.More information here

Opportunities

El CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), a través del área de capacitación otorgará 10 becas para el II Curso Internacional Identificación, Evaluación y Promoción de Prácticas de la Agricultura Climáticamente Inteligente, a realizarse del 18 al 22 de septiembre de 2017 en la Sede Central del CATIE-Costa Rica. Los interesados en becas deben enviar, a más tardar el 22 de agosto, los siguientes documentos: Carta de motivación para participar en este curso (1 página), Carta de compromiso de que puede cubrir sus gastos de viaje hasta llegar a San José, Costa Rica, Curriculum vitae resumido (2 páginas). Enviar los documentos a los siguientes correos electrónicos: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; en el asunto del correo escribir: “Solicitud beca ACI 2017”. More information here


The School of Management at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia
) seeks applications to fill several full time positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels in the fields of Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, and Leadership. Interested candidates should submit the following documents: A cover letter; A curriculum vitae or resume including contact information of three referees (referees will not be contacted until the final candidates have been shortlisted; A teaching statement, including course evaluations (if available); A research statement; Copies of two recent research papers by 31 of August 2017.For more information, please click here 


Vanderbilt University has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant I. This Research Assistant I will provide, under supervision, support for specified research projects; contribute to building and maintaining a project website; perform quality control processes; collaborate with data visualization (creating and editing graphs, videos, and infographics); and assist in the general operations and inventory of a survey research institute. The position is ideal for a person who seeks to learn, acquire, and use new skills (e.g., programming languages) related to research production. Application will be received until the position will be filled. For more information, click here 


Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) is seeking to fill positions as full time professor in Leadership, Change and Organizational Culture, Finance, Public Management and Corporate Governance. The Candidate must meet the following requirements: doctorate degree, preferably acquired in a school of high international renown; Fluency in Portuguese and/or Spanish; Interest and competence to work in executive education mad support the development of executives, entrepreneurs and public managers; It is desirable that she/he have business experience. All interested send your curriculum to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (untill filled). More information 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


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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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