Eduardo Engel
President 2014-2015

Eduardo Engel is Professor of Economics at Yale University, associate researcher at the University of Chile and research associate at the NBER. At Yale he teaches graduate macroeconomics and an undergraduate course on Economic Policies in Latin America. Yale's graduate students in economics voted him Teacher of the Year in 2001, 2003 and 2009. He has published extensively in the areas of macroeconomics, public finance and regulation. He was awarded the Econometric Society's 2002 Frisch Medal (jointly with Ricardo Caballero). He recently finished a book on public-private partnerships, co-authored with Ronald Fischer and Alexander Galetovic.  He served as associate editor (1999-2005) and co-editor (2006-2008) for Economia, and currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Brazilian Review of Econometrics, the Revista de Analisis Económico and Economía Chilena. He also currently serves on LACEA's Executive Committee.  He writes a regular column for the Chilean newspaper La Tercera. Engel holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT, a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University, and an engineering degree from the University of Chile.

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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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