Claudio Ferraz is Associate Professor of Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and research affiliate of BREAD, JPAL, EGAP, and EH-ClioLab. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 2006. He has been a visiting professor at the LSE, Pompeu-Fabra, and the Einaudi Institute of Economics and Finance. His research focuses on the intersection between development economics, political economy and public economics and it has been published in leading academic journals such as the The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics. He has been awarded the Global Development Network Medal for Research on Development; the Haralambos Simeonidis Award for the best paper published by a Brazilian economist (twice); and the Mario Henrique Simonsen Memorial Lecture by the Latin American Econometric Society. Claudio is Associate Editor of Economía, the Journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association; Associate Editor of the new journal Latin American Economic Review; and co-director of the LACEA Political Economy Network.


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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. For 25 years 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. On the occasion of our 25th Anniversary we ask you to donate to make LACEA financially sustainable for the years to come. Please take one minute to donate and join in the celebration of this milestone. Thank you!



The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the LACEA Political Economy Group (PEG) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the RIDGE/LACEA-PEG Workshop on Political Economy to be held at the Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Uruguay, on 21 and 22 May 2018. Please submit your papers before February 28, 2018. More information here

The 9th Annual Conference of the LACEA Trade, Integration and Growth Network (TIGN)
will be held in Lima, Peru, on May 18 th-19th, 2018. This conference is sponsored by LACEA, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), and PUCP, and is hosted by PUCP. Deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2018. Authors of selected papers and discussants will be notified by March 15th, 2018.  More information here
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