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 April 2019 - May 2019

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LACEA is now accepting proposals for hosting its annual meetings in 2020 and 2021. LACEA Annual Meeting takes place over 3-4 days, usually early in November. Our preference is for a 3-day conference; however, if you have a compelling reason for adding a day (or a portion of a day), the conference committee is open to the possibility of extending the meeting into a fourth day. Candidates willing to host one of the next LACEA conferences are kindly asked to submit a proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before May 31, 2019 for the 2020 conference and before August 31, 2019 for the 2021 conference. The Executive Committee will carefully review each proposal. More here 

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

Slow and diverging productivity growth is a matter of global concern. The 2019 Chilean Productivity Workshop aims at gathering researchers interested on issues related to, among others, measuring, understanding and improving the productivity and performance of firms and public services. Theoretical and applied papers looking at drivers of productivity and evaluation of policies to enhance productivity are particularly wanted. The deadline for submission is June 28, 2019. For more information please click here

The Financial Stability and Development Network of Central Banks of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Central Bank of Chile, invite submissions for a research conference on “Financial Frictions: Macroeconomic Implications and Policy Options for Emerging Economies.” The conference will take place at the Central Bank of Chile on March 19-20, 2020. Papers presented at the conference will undergo a standard peer review process and, if accepted, will be included in a special volume of the Journal of International Economics. Please send an electronic version of the paper in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no charge for submissions. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019. 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 basisClick here to apply 



The Academic Department of Finance at the Universidad del Pacifico calls on applicants to fill a tenure track professor position available from August 1st, 2019. PhD candidates may apply as long as they produce formal written proof that they will defend their doctoral thesis before August 1st, 2019. Special consideration will be given to candidates with evidence of outstanding teaching performance. Availability from August 1st, 2019. The call for applications will remain open until a candidate accepts our offer. More information here

La Universidad Alberto Hurtado ofrece desde 1987 el Programa de Postgrado en Economía conducente al grado de Magister en Economía de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Cada año el Programa ofrece becas completas de matrícula y manutención para postulantes destacados. La beca cubre el 100% del arancel (CLP 6.000.000) l y otorga una asignación para manutención de CLP300.000 mensuales (alrededor de USD 450) durante la duración del programa (15 pagos). El proceso de selección de los beneficiarios es competitivo: La fecha limite para aplicar es Abril 30, 2019. Mayor información aquí.

Se ha abierto concurso para cubrir cinco plazas de profesores a tiempo completo en diferentes áreas de especialización en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Departamento de Economía. Son plazas que forman parte de un proceso de evaluación para una posterior incorporación a la planta docente ordinaria (tenure track). El candidato perfecto debe tener Doctorado (PhD) con publicaciones en revistas indexadas; Muy buena docencia y alta productividad en investigación y publicaciones; Liderazgo y habilidad de trabajar en equipo intra e inter disciplinariamente. Mas aquí

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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. 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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