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June 2017 - July 2017
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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!

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Call for papers

Asobancaria como gremio propositivo e innovador se ha propuesto ampliar y fortalecer sus vínculos con la academia, razón por la cual hemos decido realizar nuestro primer Call for Papers en el marco del Simposio de Mercado de Capitales de 2017, iniciativa con la que se pretende difundir las mejores investigaciones de frontera acerca del sistema financiero. Estos trabajos, caracterizados por su alto nivel académico, pertinencia y rigurosidad, además de ser reconocidos en el evento de 2017, serán publicados en las memorias del Simposio. La convocatoria se encuentra abierta hasta Junio 30, 2017 para profesores universitarios, estudiantes de posgrado y profesionales en los programas de finanzas, ingeniería industrial, actuaria, economía, ingeniería financiera y demás áreas afines. Para mayor información, click aquí.


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 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

InSight Crime's internship program is designed to give candidates experience in writing, reporting, and conducting research for an investigative think tank. The chosen candidates will also deepen their knowledge of organized crime and security policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will receive training in how to protect themselves, their sources and their materials both in and out of the field. Our internships are unpaid, but provide an excellent opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging work environment with an expert and dedicated team. Upon successful completion of an internship, the intern is guaranteed professional references from our directors, who have many years of experience in the field of journalism and security analysis. InSight Crime invites qualified candidates to apply for our internship program, which has three cycles: spring, summer and fall. Applications must be submitted by August 1 for the fall term. Please send all application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including: a CV, cover letter and two short English language writing samples, preferably on a topic related to organized crime and/or Latin America. Due to the nature of the internship, we are only able to accept native English speakers. 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 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


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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