Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize

The Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize:

LACEA's Diaz-Alejandro Prize is designed to honor the memory and contribution of Carlos Diaz-Alejandro, and to encourage high quality research on economic issues relevant to Latin America.

Criteria and Procedures

i. The prize will be awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution or a body of contributions to the economic analysis of issues relevant to Latin America.

ii. The prize will be awarded in the even years.

iii. The Selection Committee will consist of LACEA's President, Vice-president and two other members of the Executive Committee designated by the Committee.

iv. Nominations should be sent to the President of LACEA and should include the name, institutional affiliation and one sentence explaining why you are nominating that person (s). Any member of LACEA can submit up to three nominations. Nominees cannot be current members of the Executive Committee.

v. The Selection Committee will propose the winner of the prize to the Executive Committee.

vi. The selection will become effective automatically unless a simple majority of the EC members object. If the proposed candidate is rejected, the Selection Committee will reconvene and make another proposal. If the second proposal is rejected, the prize will not be awarded.

vii. The winner of the LACEA Diaz-Alejandro Prize will deliver the Diaz-Alejandro Lecture during LACEA's Annual meetings. The winner will also be named an honorary member of LACEA starting in the following year.


Previous recipients of the Carlos Díaz-Alejandro Prize


2014   CARMEN REINHART (Harvard Kennedy School)



2008   JERE BEHRMAN (University of Pennsylvania)

2006   GUILLERMO CALVO (Columbia University)

2002   RUDIGER DORNBUSCH (MIT) (Awarded posthumously)

2000   ARNOLD HARBERGER (UCLA and University of Chicago)

1998   EDMAR BACHA (PUC-Rio)