Angel Calderón

Angel Calderón is a graduated economist from ITAM. He obtained a master's degree from the London School of Economics and a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, England. He has carried out research evaluating social programs, economic development, labor market in Mexico, productivity of manufacturing companies, business innovation in Mexico and macroeconomic policies and theory. He is a Research Professor at El Colegio de México since 1989 and has taught in his doctorate and master's degree in Economics and in his International Relations and Public Administration degrees. He also taught Economic Theory at the Faculty of Economics, UNAM (1983-1985) and ITAM (Macroeconomics in 1983). He worked for a year (2002) as a consultant at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and has been an external consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, the World Bank in Mexico, and the Andean Development Corporation in Venezuela. Also, he was designated as the chair of the LACEA-LAMES 2019 Conference in Puebla, Mexico, on November 7-9, 2019.


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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.