LACEA's President

Raquel Fernández is a Professor in the Department of Economics at NYU. She is also a member of ESOP at the University of Oslo, the NBER, the CEPR, IZA, and a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group She has previously been a tenured professor at the London School of Economics and Boston University and held visiting positions at various institutions such as ECARES in Brussels, UPF in Barcelona, the University of Chicago, the Paris School of Economics, the IIES in Stockholm, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Board and the IMF. She has served as the Director of the Public Policy Program of the CEPR and has been a Panel Member of the National Science Foundation and a Program Committee Member of the Social Science Research Council. She has also served as Co-Editor of the Journal of International Economics and as an Associate Editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and of Economia. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association and been Vice President of the American Economic Association. She has been an advisor on several international projects, including the World Bank's WDR on Gender Equality and Development. She is currently the senior academic advisor to the United Nations Population Fund report. She is the recipient of several NSF grants, of a Spencer Fellowship from the National Academy of Education, and was awarded a National Fellow at the Hoover Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. She is a Fellow of the econometric society. Her most recent research is primarily in the areas of culture and economics, development and gender issues, inequality, sovereign debt and political economy.

Link to personal web page: http://sites.google.com/site/raquelfernandezsite/

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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