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Lacea Newsletter
 November 2018 - December 2018
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We want to thank you all for making the 23rd Annual LACEA Meeting 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador an unforgettable experience. The next LACEA-LAMES Meeting will take place in Puebla, Mexico. More information regarding that will be posted on our web-site and social media networks. Stay tuned!



LACEA is pleased to announce that ECONOMIA, LACEA's journal, has been accepted for coverage in Thomson's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), as a first step in its process of full accreditation with Thompson Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Also, to improve timeliness and usefulness of access, from 2018 onwards the journal will be distributed to LACEA's members in electronic format rather than in print. For more information, please click here.


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Call for papers

The Money and Finance Research group (MoFiR) together with the Center for Financial Services (DePaul University) and the Department of Finance at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University is organising the eighth edition of the MoFiR workshop on banking will be held in Chicago on June 10-11, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Luigi Zingales (Chicago Booth School of Business). Submissions (full papers accepted only) should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 11, 2019. In the subject header please add “Submission MoFiR 2019”. In the case of multiple-authored papers, please indicate who will present. Papers will be selected by the program committee and corresponding authors will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2019. Given capacity constraints and to promote an active discussion, preference will be given to authors who can attend the whole workshop. More information here


The Academy of Business and Retail Management (ABRM) is inviting to submission papers for the 8th International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED). This conference seeks to explore a wealth of issues related Business and Economic Development, contributions should therefore be of interest to scholars, practitioners and researchers in management in both developed and developing countries targeting a worldwide readership. Authors are invited to submit original research papers, case studies, reviews, work in progress reports, abstracts, student’s papers or research proposals within the broad scope of the conference by February 11, 2019. No manuscript will be accepted without the Required Format. All manuscripts should be professionally proofread before the submission. More information here

The Global Development Network (GDN) is calling for expressions of interest from research teams based in research institutions in developing countries to act as national focal points for GDN’s Doing Research Program. As National Focal Points, the teams would be expected to mobilize research and have experience in research of the education, research or innovation sectors of their countries. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply 


Do you enjoy reading books in economics, social science, humanities? Join our community of book reviewers! 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. To join please 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


Opportunities

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is looking to identify and interview Ph. D.-level economists to work in its Research Department (RES) or other areas of the organization as the Research Economist (Economics Specialist/Sr Specialist). This call is open to all areas, but we particularly seek a combination of rigorous academic approach and the potential to publish as well as a strong interest on policy issues. We are considering Ph.D. candidates, as well as those who have recently graduated. The deadline for application is November 26, 2018More information here


The School of Economics at Universidad del Rosario (Bogota, Colombia) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, starting in the fall of 2019. Applicants with expertise in any field of economics are invited to apply by December 2, 2018. The successful candidate must provide evidence of his/her potential for publishing in top academic journals. For further information, please contact the chair of the hiring committee: Juan Vargas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Application Requirements: Cover Letter, CV, Job Market Paper  and three (3) Letters of Recommendation. More information here


The Fiscal Management Division (IFD/FMM) at the Inter-American Development Bank is looking for an expert with extensive experience to identify and influence fiscal policies and institutional changes needed and develop new ideas to improve public finances in the region., an individual research budget, graduate research assistants, generous financial incentives for publications, and travel expenses to attend international conferences, to cover the position of Fiscal Management Principal or Lead Specialist. The application Deadline is December 2, 2018More information here


The School of Economics at Universidad del Rosario (Bogota, Colombia) invites applications for the position of Associate or Full Professor, starting in the fall of 2019. Applicants with expertise in any field of economics are invited. to apply by December 2, 2018. The successful candidate must provide evidence of his/her potential for publishing in top academic journals. For further information, please contact the chair of the hiring committee: Juan Vargas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Application Requirements: Cover Letter, CV, Job Market Paper  and three (3) Letters of Recommendation. More information here


The School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT is considering applicants for an Associate or Full Professor job opening (June 2019). The job title is Director of the Research Center in Economics and Finance (CIEF). Applicants from any field will be considered. The application deadline is December 7, 2018More information here 


The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for Global Development is a one year term appointment that provides young scholars an opportunity to apply their research skills in an active policy environment. Interested applicants should submit a CV, job market paper, and cover letter by December 7, 2018. Applications that do not include all three items will not be considered. Your cover letter should describe in some detail the research you would pursue during a year at CGD, and signal your willingness to move to Washington for one year (an important selection criterion). Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests align with CGD’s—which is to say that they should bear some connection, broadly interpreted, to the effect of high-income countries’ public or private sectors on low-income countries. More information here


The School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT is considering applicants for two Assistant Professor job openings (June 2019). Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing a strong research agenda and university service. Applicants from any field will be considered, but those with teaching and research interests in macroeconomics or applied econometrics will be given priority. Application Requirements: Cover Letter, CV, Job Market Paper and Letters of Reference. The application deadline is December 7, 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!

 

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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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