International Trade and Economic Growth in Latin America

TIGN the successor of the Regional Integration Network (RIN) has as objective to gather the best researchers working on growth and trade, with a focus on Latin America.

The LACEA-TIGN network aims to build a high quality network of economists working on issues related to the linkages between trade, integration and growth, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. The network is a deepening of the previously existing LACEA network RIN that had an emphasis on trade and integration themes. With this reformulation LACEA aims to expand the topic covered by RIN to trade-related productivity and growth outcomes.

The network develops its activities through the organization of an annual meeting to discuss current and future research priority issues, as well as its relevance for policymakers.

The TIGN activities are guided by:

TIGN's Directors:
Christian Volpe Martincus (IDB)
Pablo Sanguinetti (CAF and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)

Advisory Committee whose members are:
Marcela Eslava (Universidad de los Andes)
Thierry Mayer (Science Po and CEPII)
Marcelo Olarreaga (Université de Geneve)
Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto)
Andrés Rodriguez-Clare (University of California, Berkeley)
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University)
Alan Taylor (University of Virginia)
Cristina Terra (Fundacao Getulio Vargas and THEMA - Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University)


TIGN Annual Meetings

2021, TIGN 11th virtual meeting on May 27th-28th, 2021. 
[Call for papers]


2019, TIGN 10th meeting on May 23rd-24th, 2019. Bogota, Colombia. 
[Call for papers] [Program]

2018, TIGN 9th meeting on May 18th-19th, 2018. Montevideo, Uruguay. 
[Call for papers]

2017, TIGN 8th meeting on May 19th-20th, 2017. Montevideo, Uruguay.

[Call for papers] [Program]

2016, TIGN 7th meeting on May 24th-25th, 2016. Sao Paulo, Brazil.

[Call for papers]

2015, TIGN 6th meeting on May 15th-16th, 2015. Los Angeles, USA.

[Call for papers] [Program]

2014, TIGN 5th meeting on May 23rd-24th, 2014. Santiago de Chile, Chile.

[Call for papers] [Program]

2013, TIGN 4th meeting on April 12th-13th, 2013. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

[Call for papers]

2011,TIGN 3d meeting on September 30th-October 1st,2011, Montevideo, Uruguay.
[Call for papers] [Program]


2010,TIGN 2nd meeting on September 16th-17th,2010, San Jose, Costa Rica.
[Call for Papers] [Program]


2009, TIGN 1st meeting on December 10th-12th, 2009 Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.
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