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June 2018 - July 2018
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The 23rd Annual LACEA Meeting 2018 will take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador on November 8th-10th, hosted by Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL. Any author submitting a paper must be an active member of LACEA and/or The Econometric Society at the time of submission. (To become a member or update yo​ur LACEA membership click here). If you have special needs, please let us know by writing to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.More information here 

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Call for papers

Desde la Sociedad de Economía Crítica (SEC) las/os invitamos a participar de las XI Jornadas de Economía Crítica (JEC), a realizarse los días 6, 7, 8 septiembre de 2018 en la Universidad Nacional del Litoral, ciudad de Santa Fe, provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina. En esta oportunidad, les presentaremos el listado de ejes y simposios abiertos para la presentación de ponencias en las Jornadas, los requisitos y el link para cargar el formulario y la ponencia, si se desea ser expositor durante las Jornadas. Sólo se permitirá una ponencia por autor; o dos, si alguna de las dos -o ambas- es realizada en coautoría hasta el 6 de Julio del 2018. Una vez que haya completado el formulario y enviado los datos recibirá en la dirección de correo electrónico asignado al/la autor/a de contacto un mensaje confirmando la recepción. Para mayor información, click aquí


La Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos (FELABAN) es una entidad sin fines de lucro, constituida en la ciudad de Mar de la Plata, República Argentina, en el año 1965 y los invita a participar en el 3er Concurso de ensayos sobre Banca y Economía. Se recibirán trabajos de investigación de interés para los bancos, el sector financiero y académico de América Latina, o afines a la labor de intermediación que cumplen los bancos regionales y su aporte al desarrollo de las economías de los países. El carácter de inédito del trabajo será considerado con un puntaje adicional, sin que ello sea un requisito que necesariamente deba cumplirse. Los trabajos deben presentarse hasta el día 15 de julio de 2018 en la Secretaria General de FELABAN, a las direcciones de correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. y This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Todos los detalles de esta convocatorio, se pueden encontrar aquí


“Políticas públicas para la equidad social” es un proyecto académico que pretende aglutinar un conjunto de esfuerzos científicos y teóricos enfocados en tres áreas claves para la consecución de sociedades más justas y equitativas. Con este este fin, se convoca a la comunidad académica a enviar artículos que analicen el diseño, gestión, ejecución e impacto de las políticas públicas en los ámbitos de educación, género y economía. La presente obra dará lugar a un libro colectivo que será publicado por la Colección de Políticas Públicas de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile (ISBN), e incluido en el Deposit Digital de la Universidad de Barcelona. Contendrá una serie de títulos de actualidad e interés social y científico, en edición en soporte digital y abierto, bajo licencia Creative Commons. Se aceptarán contribuciones provenientes de distintos países y regiones del mundo. Cualquier aproximación innovadora y/o multidisciplinaria que pueda aportar nuevas perspectivas de análisis y vías de trabajo desde las ciencias será también bienvenida. La fecha límite para enviar sus trabajos es Julio 15, 2018. Mas información aquí.


IE University, Center for the Governance of Change is calling for papers on "The Rise of the Fourth Sector in Ibero-America" conference. The submission deadline is July 15, 2018. We are seeking researchers with an established reputation, relevant experience and a solid track record of relevant publications. Proposals submitted by promising young researchers will also be considered on their merits. Applications will be assessed by a committee composed of experts. The GCG may decide not to select any paper for the above research topics if, in its opinion, no application of sufficient quality has been submitted. Selected applicants will be required to summit a high-quality, original research paper of 4,000 – 5,000 words in length, excluding footnotes, which must meet, at the CGC’s discretion, the overall standard expected of papers published in internationally renowned and peer-reviewed academic journals. Papers should be in English, Spanish or Portuguese. More information here


The 9th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (BCDE9) will take place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on Thursday November 29 and Friday November 30, 2018. The conference this year is jointly organized by the Society of Bolivian Economists (SEBOL), Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD), the Bolivian Academy of Economic Science (ABCE) and Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (UPSA). BCDE9 invites all researchers to submit working papers to be presented in parallel contributed sessions during the conference, by July, 23, 2018. Submissions must be of original and unpublished work addressing theoretical and applied issues related to development economics. We seek original and unpublished academic work with a theoretical or applied focus on all topics related to development economics. We also encourage works that combine economics with novel insights from other fields such as behavioral economics, environmental economics, social psychology, neuroscience, economic history, machine learning and data sciences. 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


Opportunities

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) seeks to hire one or more Environmental, Natural Resource, Agricultural and Urban Economics Visiting Scholar Consultant to work in its Climate and Sustainable Development (CSD) sector. The objectives of the CSD Visiting Scholar program are to: Augment CSD capacity for conducting and disseminating rigorous, objective social science research on climate change, environment, natural resources, agriculture, tourism, natural disasters, housing, and urban development; Help guide CSD lending, policy advice, and technical assistance; and Help CSD research and operations staff to stay apprised of frontier research and methods and build ties to external research intuitions and networks. The needed qualifications include: Graduate studies in Economics or related field (PhD strongly preferred); At least 2 or 3 years of relevant experience; English or Spanish are required. The application deadline is June 30, 2018. More information here


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow (ARF) in its Development Strategy and Governance Division. This is a two (2) year, fixed term, renewable, exempt appointment based at IFPRI’s Washington, DC Office. It is anticipated that about 80 percent of the job will be dedicated to applied research, and the remaining 20 percent will be allocated to capacity-building, policy engagement, and outreach activities supporting evidence-based policy analysis, particularly within IFPRI’s Country Strategy Support Programs (CSSP). The successful candidate should have a PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Applied Economics, or closely related field; Significant expertise in using computable general equilibrium (CGE) models to evaluate agricultural and rural development policies; Demonstrated capabilities in quantitative analysis and ability to use economic theory and methods in innovative and policy-relevant ways to examine agricultural development issues; Expertise in the use of Stata to analyze large national-level household surveys; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well both with a team and independently; Ability to multi-task, work in a dynamic environment, take initiatives to resolve issues and effectively work with minimal supervision; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; Willingness to travel extensively (including internationally) as required. 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!

 

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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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