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

2018   JAMES ROBINSON (University of Chicago, Harris School for Public Polic)


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)







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.

Forthcoming Economía Papers:

1. "Heterogeneous Effects of Chinese Import Competition on Chilean Manufacturing Plants" by Andrés Manuel Cesar (CEDLAS-UNLP-Argentina) and Guillermo Falcone (CEDLAS-UNLP-Argentina) View Paper

2. "The Drivers and Cosequences of Resource Missalocation" by Florian Misch (International Monetary Fund-USA) and Christian Saborowski (International Monetary Fund-USA) View Paper 

3. "Strategic Debt and Unified Governments: Evidence from Latin American Presidential Transitions" by Pablo Garofalo (New Jersey City University, School of Business-USA) View Paper


The Global Development Network 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 

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. 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. Yet, during the last few years, we struggled to find a permanent sponsor, who would help us maintain these activities. Therefore, we kindly ask you to help us make LACEA financially sustainable for the years to come. Please take one minute to donate. Every contribution counts. Thank you!