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Professor of Economics
The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the LACEA Political Economy Group (PEG) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the RIDGE/LACEA-PEG Workshop on Political Economy to be held at the Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Uruguay, on 21 and 22 May 2018. Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the meeting. 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. Full papers, in PDF format, should be submitted online via the RIDGE website: www.ridge.uy/paper-submission by February 28, 2017. More information here
The 9th Annual Conference of the Trade, Integration, and Growth Network (TIGN) will be held in Lima, Peru, on May 18-19, 2018. 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), and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), and is hosted by the PUCP. The TIGN conference is a unique event that brings together top researchers and policymakers to discuss recent theoretical and empirical advances in trade and integration and growth broadly defined. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018. Please only submit papers written in English and in PDF format. For additional information on this conference and to register and submit a paper please click here.
Visit some of the January 2018 and February 2018 Blog Posts
- For Latin American Learning, Money Isn’t the Problem, Julián Messina. Post date: Wednesday, 17 January 2018
- Carreteras o escuelas: Una decisión fundamental, Manoj Atolia, Bin Grace Li, Ricardo Marto, Giovanni Melina. Post date: Friday, 19 January 2018
- Pobreza multidimensional y sus consecuencias en la infancia Ianina Tuñón, Santiago Poy. Post date: Monday, 22 January 2018
- Disciplina fiscal y tasas de interés reales en Brasil, Nina Biljanovska. Post date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
- Promoting Competition to Boost Welfare Through Social Programs, Matías Busso. Post date: Friday, 26 January 2018
- El cambio climático producirá catástrofes naturales más frecuentes y afectará el crecimiento económico, Sebastián Acevedo, Natalija Novta. Post date: Monday, 29 January 2018
- Here's what Argentina needs to do about its economic gender gap, Gabriela Michetti (Vice President of Argentina). Post date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
- Integración en América Latina: Tiempo de dar pasos más firmes, Rodrigo Valdés. Post date: Friday, 2 February 2018
- ¿Rompemos el molde o repetimos patrones de violencia intrafamiliar?, Suzanne Duryea. Post date: Monday, 5 February 2018
- Stepping Up the Struggle Against Climate Change, Bridget Hoffmann. Post date: Wednesday, 7 February 2018
- Por qué 2018 será un año decisivo para Paraguay , Hamid Faruqee, Antonio C. David Post date: Friday, 9 February 2018
- El gran ajuste: Desafíos fiscales para América Latina y el Caribe, Andrew Powell. Post date: Monday, 12 February 2018
La Revista en Ciencias Sociales-Íconos, invita a presentar artículos para su dossier No. 62, cuyo tema central aborda la ‘Economía popular: entre la informalidad y la reproducción ampliada’. Se recibirán contribuciones en español, inglés o portugués, no obstante, los artículos seleccionados se publican en español. La revista aclarará dudas o contribuirá a perfilar las propuestas hasta el inicio del período de recepción de contribuciones. Los artículos deben ajustarse a la política editorial y a las normas de publicación de la revista (disponibles en www.revistaiconos.ec). La fecha limite para el envío de los trabajos es Febrero 26, 2017. More information here
Banco Central do Brasil is inviting you to submit papers to the XX Annual Inflation Targeting Conference, that aims to bring together private sector specialists and economists from academia, central banks and multilateral institutions, in order to stimulate debate and research on monetary economics, policy coordination (monetary, macroprudential and fiscal), and challenges to monetary policy and inflation targeting. Authors interested in presenting a paper must submit their articles by March 2, 2018. The event will be held in Rio de Janeiro on May 23-25, 2018. More information here
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The School of Economics and Finance at Universidad del Pacífico is looking for candidates to fill tenure-track professor positions. Among the needed qualifications are: PhD in Economics, PhD in Finance or related fields from world-class universities included in The Times Higher Education ranking or equivalent. PhD candidates may apply as long as they can produce written proof that they will defend their doctoral thesis before July 1st, 2018. Research: At least two papers presented at international academic conferences in the past two years. Greater consideration will be given to those that have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Teaching: Good teaching evaluations in the university where the applicant was a lecturer or teaching assistant. Present a research and publication plan for the next five years. The application deadline is February 28, 2018. More information here
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is seeking to fill in three positions: one for Visiting Scholar – Behavioral Economics Contractual- Defined/Temporary Term Contractual and one for Behavioral Economics Research Fellows- Research Fellowship Program, by March 10, 2018, and the another for the post of Economics Research Fellow - Research Fellowship Program, by March 18, 2018. The program is open to recent graduates (3 years or less) or current students in recognized universities or accredited institutions who are under 33 years of age by the 1st of January of the year when the contract will begin, and have 1 or 2 years of relevant experience. The positions are open to applicants with a keen intellectual interest and desire to work on policy design and implementation. The ideal candidate has some formal training and has participated in projects in the field (or in the lab). Because of the nature of the appointment, fellows with experience working in all sector areas (e.g., education, health, finance, agriculture, government, etc.) are welcome to apply. More here
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announces the Americas Center Graduate Dissertation Internship for PhD students writing dissertations in the field of economics on topics that have a direct link to Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of the internship program is to encourage and support research on topics that are of interest to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The intern will receive a stipend of $1,100 per week, and the Bank will pay for one round-trip airfare between the student's principal residence and Atlanta. Applications are open to doctoral students from all PhD-granting colleges and universities by March 16, 2018. More information here
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LACEA has established itself as the leading association of economists interested in the problems of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. For 25 years we have contributed to strengthening ties between the research community and economic decision makers in the region and we have fostered debate and dissemination of better economic and social policies based on economic research. On the occasion of our 25th Anniversary we ask you to donate to make LACEA financially sustainable for the years to come. Please take one minute to donate and join in the celebration of this milestone. Thank you!