Ricardo Hausmann
President 2010-2011

Ricardo Hausmann has been at Harvard since 2000, where he is the Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the Kennedy School of Government and the Director of the Harvard-wide Center for International Development. Before arriving at Harvard, Ricardo was the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank, where he created the Research Department (1994-2000) and promoted the Latin American Research Network. In 1992 and 1993 he served as Minister of Planning and member of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Venezuela. Between 1985 and 1991 he was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración where he founded the Center for Public Policy. In 1988-1990 he was a visiting fellow at Oxford University. In 1984-1985 he served as General Director for Short Term Planning in the Planning Ministry. In 1981-1983 he was Assistant Professor at the Central University of Venezuela. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Ricardo Hausmann has always complemented his broad research questions with country-focused work and engagement with senior policymakers. Throughout the years he has worked on most countries in Latin America, as well as China, India, Kazakhstan, Morocco and South Africa. He was a founding member of LACEA and participated in its first board. He was also chairman of the 1994 Meeting of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society and served as President of the Chapter in 1996.

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NEWS:

LACEA is now accepting proposals for hosting its annual meetings for the next two years. The LACEA Annual Meeting takes place over 3 days, usually in early November. Candidates interested in hosting one of the next LACEA conferences are kindly asked to submit a proposal to lacea@lacea.org. The Executive Committee will carefully review each proposal. Please consult the summary information on the conferences provided here before preparing your submission, and do not hesitate to contact us at lacea@lacea.org if you need any additional information.


LACEA Statement

The undersigned members of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) hereby express their great dismay over the recent set of actions led by Conacyt and the Mexican Government against CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas). We also condemn the broader attacks on and suppression of the freedom of academics nationwide in Mexico. 

Read the full statement here


Carlos Vegh is the recipient of the Carlos Díaz-Alejandro Prize this year. Carlos is a world renown economist who has written extensively on topics that touch the heart of LAC macroeconomics: from hyperinflation, to balance of payment crises, currency substitution, fiscal policy, and exchange rate policy.  He has contributed extensively to public goods, serving as editor to the top journals in development and international economics as well as to Economía and as a mentor to many students and junior faculty. We are proud to have him as a member of LACEA. 


Economia, the journal of LACEA is accepting submissions at any time. Submissions should be done electronically in the following link. For more information, please click here.


 

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