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 July 2019 - August 2019

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We are pleased to announce that 2019 LACEA LAMES meetings will be held in the city of Puebla, Mexico, hosted by the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) on November 7, 8 and 9, 2019. The registration will be opened on August 8, 2019. For more information, please click here.

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 July 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

La Red Investigadores de Economía los invita a participar en el call for papers de la segunda edición del Congreso Anual de La Red. El tema del evento de este año será “Economía Internacional y Productividad.” Este evento se realizará los días 7, 8 y 9 de octubre del 2019 en Cali, y contará con la participación especial de Charles Engel, Robert Johnson y Marcelo Olearraga. Los investigadores interesados podrán enviar las versiones definitivas de sus trabajos hasta el 2 de agosto de 2019. More information here

The Financial Market Commission (CMF), the World Bank Group - Research & Development Center in Chile, the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA), and the Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez cordially invite you to submit your research papers for presentation consideration to the fifth edition of the "Conference on Financial Development and Stability" previously called “Banking Development, Stability, and Sustainability Conference”. Authors are invited to submit their full papers in PDF files, in English, no later than August 15, 2019. Research submissions should be sent to our email addressMore information 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 RIDGE-Puebla Summer School will take place in the framework of the 2019 LACEA-LAMES Meeting in Puebla, Mexico, November 7th-9th, hosted by Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla and Colegio de Economistas del Estado de Puebla. It will consist of lectures by top scholars and the participation in the 2019 LACEA-LAMES Meeting.The RIDGE Summer School aims to give young economists the opportunity to be part of the debate about the frontier of knowledge in economics. It targets outstanding graduate economists worldwide enrolled in graduate programs in economics. Priority will be given to Latin American students. Interested students should apply via the website. Applications should include a short CV (2 pages maximum) and transcripts before August 15, 2019. More information here.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a series of projects, and is calling for proposals for the following research projects: "Understanding the Impacts of Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean", "Increasing Trust in Latin America and the Caribbean", "Trust Measures and Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean" with the deadline August 16, 2019 for proposals receival; "Fiscal Rules and the Behavior of Public Investment" with the deadline September 2, 2019 and "Labor Share and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean" with the deadline September 9, 2019. All the infomration for each of this prjects can be found 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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