Call for Papers
IV Meeting of the Network on Inequality and Poverty (NIP)
Montevideo, Uruguay, October 17, 2001

In 2001, to show advances in the research that in process within NIP, it invites submission of project proposals focused on the distributive impacts of privatization and deregulation and on social exclusion related to race and ethnicity. Proposed research topics include:

  • What is the main impact of specific deregulation/privatization policies on consumer prices?

  • What is the impact of economic inefficiency?

  • Is it possible to identify the impact on the wage structure?

  • How has the wage structure affected the consumption patters throughout the income distribution?>

  • Can winners and losers be easily identified? If so, is there an efficient and feasible way to compensate the losers?

  • Is there any way to introduce compensating schemes in the design of these policies on an ex-ante basis?

[Research projects will be selected through an open competitive bidding process. The top four qualifying research projects are eligible for monetary support, including stipend, travel and accommodation expenses. Proposals should specify length of the project, participants and outputs. Preference will be given to excellent economic research proposals linking researchers in 2 or more countries.]

In addition, the Network issues a call for papers for general presentation at the 2001 meetings. Papers will be selected through a competitive bidding process.

Submissions should be made to: Maximo Rossi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in PDF format by April 30, 2001.


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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. 

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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.