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Lacea Newsletter
 October 2021

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LACEA-LAMES 2021 Annual Meeting

The 26th Annual LACEA Meeting 2021 is already happening this week virtually on October 20th-22nd, 2021, and will be hosted by Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia. Stay connected on our social media networks and the Meeting's Official web-page for daily news.

We look forward to meeting you all!

LACEA Elections 2021

We are pleased to announce that the process to elect the Vice President for the period 2022-2023 (to become President for the period 2024-2025) and six new members of the Executive Committee for the period 2022-2025 is now open and will close on October 28th, 2021 at midnight EST.

We have fourteen candidates on the ballot, two are candidates for Vice President and twelve are candidates for the Executive Committee. The ballot is available on the LACEA website where you will be able to review a brief biography of each candidate, as well as their CV, before making your choice of candidates (one choice for Vice President and up to six for the Executive Committee).

Please note that only active members of LACEA can vote. Log in with your username and password on, and select the “Elections” module in the “User Menu” on the upper-left part of the website. Please cast your vote only once.

In case you have any questions, or technical problems, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Many thanks in advance for your cooperation and interest.

Please check most recent issue of the ECONOMÍA Journal here vía Project MUSE. As previously, the journal is accepting papers on a rolling basis. For more information, please click here or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Visit some of our latest Blog Posts

UNDP RBLAC is looking for a research assistant with significant experience in processing data to support cleaning and organizing of data collected from the surveys, to produce statistics, and to elaborate country thematic notes. The consultant will report to the RBLAC Chief Economist. Quotations may be submitted on or before October 19, 2021 at 15:00 p.m., time of the Republic of Panama via e-mail to the following address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line as follows: 19050-2021 – Research Assistant -RFF. More here

The Department of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall term of 2022. Exceptional senior applicants will also be considered. Candidates must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and have earned a Ph.D. degree by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter. Applicants working in any field of Economics are welcome. The submission deadline is November 25th, 2021. The interview will take place virtually right before the 2022 ASSA Meetings. For more information please click here.

Are you an economics researcher who is familiar with the development challenges faced by Latin America and the Caribbean who wants to make a difference in the development of the region? Do your peers recognize you as someone who possesses: (1) strong technical skills; (2) a record of–or good prospects for—high-quality, original research in peer-reviewed journals; and (3) the ability to communicate with a wide range of potential audiences? Join the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and the team of the Chief Economist! Apply before November 29, 2021 here.

GDLab, the Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announces a continuous call for research proposals that advance the knowledge of all types of existing inequalities between men and women in the region, as well as those faced by indigenous peoples, African descendants, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Any research team (or individual consultant), government, university, or private sector institution can apply. Studies should focus on one or more of the Inter-American Development Bank’s borrowing member countries.  This is a rolling call for research proposals so there is no submission deadline. The GDLab team will evaluate proposals received every 3 months, starting between June and August this year. The second review will take place between November this year and January, 2022. More information here

The Global Development Network (GDN) is calling for expressions of interest from research teams based in research institutions in developing countries to act as national focal points for GDN’s Doing Research Program. As National Focal Points, the teams would be expected to mobilize research and have experience in research of the education, research or innovation sectors of their countries. Applications accepted on a rolling basisClick here to apply  

For more opportunities, please click here  


Benefits exclusive to LACEA members: 1) Invitation to participate in LACEA’s annual meeting, mentoring program, summer schools, and other programs and academic activities organized by LACEA; 2) Biannual issues of LACEA’s journal, Economia; 3) access to JSTOR’s Economic and Business Collection 4) a fortnightly newsletter with information about grant/funding opportunities and academic activities.


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The committee for Women Economists in Latin America and the Caribbean (WELAC) is the new committee dedicated to monitoring and encouraging the careers of women economists in Latin America and the Caribbean. We have two events planned for 2021, check them out here.

Job Market Showcase

LACEA and RIDGE will have on October 25-26 2021, the First Annual Job Market Showcase (JMS). The JMS is intended to highlight the best work being done by LAC PhD students going to the job market that year as well as that being done by job market PhD students from anywhere working on LAC-related issues. For more information please click here.

COVID-19 Resources

During this troubled period, sharing knowledge is more important than ever. LACEA presents a web-page that lists the latest published Blogs, websites of Webinars and the Latest Research on the pandemia. Stay safe! Access the COVID-19 web-page here.


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.




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. 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. Yet, during the last few years, we struggled to find a permanent sponsor, who would help us maintain these activities. Therefore, we kindly ask you to help us make LACEA financially sustainable for the years to come. Please take one minute to donate. Every contribution counts. Thank you!