LACEA's Vice-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.

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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!



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