Marcela Eslava

Marcela Eslava is Associate Professor of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes, in Bogotá, and a research affiliate of IPA’s SME program. She holds a PhD degree from University of Maryland at College Park. Her current research interests include the relationship between firm dynamics and regulations; the effect of credit constraints on business performance and aggregate productivity, and the policy alternatives to address financial restrictions to businesses; and the political economy of industrial policy and fiscal policy. Her previous research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics; the Review of Economic Dynamics; the Journal of Public Economics; and the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. She has been awarded Global Development Network’s Medal for Research on Development, and the Latin American Econometric Society’s Mario Henrique Simonsen Memorial Lecture. She is also an editor for Economia, the journal of LACEA, and is part of the scientific committees of LACEA’s networks on Political Economy and on Labor.

 

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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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