LACEA's President

Santiago Levy Algazi, a Mexican economist, became Vice President for Sector and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in March 2008. From August 2007 to February 2008, he served as the IADB’s Chief Economist. From 2000 to 2005, he served as General Director at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).  From 1994 to 2000, he served as the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, becoming the main architect of the social program Progresa-Oportunidades, which benefits the poor.  His previous positions include President of the Federal Competition Commission and Director of the Economic Deregulation Program at the Ministry of Trade and Industrial Promotion. Dr. Levy has advised several governments and international organizations and has held several teaching positions, including Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo of Mexico and Assistant Professor at Boston University. He holds a PhD in Economics and a Master’s in Political Economy from Boston University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University. He has published five books and over seventy articles in various areas of development economics.
 

NEWS:

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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