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  October 2019-November 2019

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The process to elect the Vice President for the period 2020-2021 (to become President for the period 2022-2023) and six new members of the Executive Committee for the period 2020-2023, is now open and will close on November 17th, 2019 at midnight. You may submit your vote online here. Please remember that your LACEA membership must be active and you must login on our web-page in order to vote. To become a member please click here: Membership plansPlease cast your votes only once as indicated. Once you submit your votes, attempts to cast additional votes will make all your votes void. Submit your vote here.

The 2019 LACEA LAMES meetings will be held in the city of Puebla, Mexico, hosted by the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) on November 7, 8 and 9, 2019. Do not forget to register here in order to attend the meeting. For more information, please click here.

The workshop will be conducted by distinguished urban economists and will study in depth some founding principles and frontier topics on urban economics. Conceived as a “Handbook Conference,” leading researchers will host a one-day session on Saturday, November 9th during the 2019 LACEA meeting in Puebla. This initiative is aimed at increasing the exposure to urban issues to economists whose research is focused on the Latin American region and attend LACEA regularly. We invite economists with an interest in urban and regional topics, as well as economists in Labor, Development, Public, Trade, and other applied fields. The event is co-organized and sponsored by the Urban Economics Association and LACEARegister by RSVP'ing here or writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE), the Interamerican Development Bank and the Oficina de Planeamiento y Presupuesto (OPP) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2nd LACEA BRAIN Conference to be held in Montevideo (Torre Ejecutiva, Plaza Independencia 710) Montevideo, Uruguay, on May 20-22nd, 2020. Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the workshop via the website:, before January 15, 2020. The cover page should include: the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, including address, phone and email of each author and an abstract with the appropriate JEL classification. Papers should be submitted as pdf and the file should be saved as follows: “Surname of author, name of author, title of paper.pdf”. More information here 

LACEA is pleased to announce that ECONOMIA, LACEA's journal, has been accepted for coverage in Thomson's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), as a first step in its process of full accreditation with Thompson Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Also, to improve timeliness and usefulness of access, from 2018 onwards the journal will be distributed to LACEA's members in electronic format rather than in print. For more information, please click here.


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Call for papers

The Financial Stability and Development Network of Central Banks of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Central Bank of Chile, invite submissions for a research conference on “Financial Frictions: Macroeconomic Implications and Policy Options for Emerging Economies.” The conference will take place at the Central Bank of Chile on March 19-20, 2020. Papers presented at the conference will undergo a standard peer review process and, if accepted, will be included in a special volume of the Journal of International Economics. Please send an electronic version of the paper in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no charge for submissions. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019. More information here

The President of the International Economic Association (IEA) and the Program Chair of the Nineteenth World Congress of the IEA invite you to submit a paper to the contributed sessions of this triennial congress before November 15, 2019, jointly organized with the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, that will be held in Bali, Indonesia from July 3 to July 7, 2020. The 2020 IEA World Congress will be a unique academic event which, in addition to the daily keynote lectures, numerous policy sessions and the many invited sessions, will host the latest and most engaging research in Any Field in economics in the many contributed sessions. The Congress will provide an excellent forum to present one’s own research results. More information here

ECONOMÍA Journal was initially established as the “Revista Economía” of the Department of Economics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru (PUCP) in 1977. It is the oldest academic journal on economics in the country, but has now been relaunched as an internationally refereed journal dedicated to publishing original academic research on economics in English, with an expanded and prestigious Editorial Board, as well as a large team of Associated Editors that guarantee the highest theoretical and methodological standards. The journal welcomes academic articles of high standards in the following (non-restrictive) areas: macroeconomics, microeconomics, history of economic thought, regional economy, economic history, labor market, economic fluctuations, economic growth, poverty, econometrics, applied economics, economic theory, finances, socio-economic development, environment, energy, health, education, economic policy, exchange rate, inflation, institutions, corruption, crime. To make a submission, please follow this linkMore 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 


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 2020. Candidates must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and have earned a Ph.D. degree by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter. Proficiency in Spanish is not required. Teaching in English is welcome. The submission deadline is November 29th, 2019 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS EARLIER THAN MOST DEADLINES). More information here

The Wesleyan University Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2020 from scholars with primary research interests in applied econometrics and also labor, urban, or education economics. The new faculty member will contribute to the Department’s introductory and major core programs. The deadline for application is November 29, 2019. More information here

The Wesleyan University Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2020 from scholars with research interests in macroeconomics, particularly those with an interest in open economy macroeconomics. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Economics by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor. The application deadline is November 29, 2019. More information here

The School of Economics at Universidad del Rosario (Bogota, Colombia) seeks qualified candidates to fill at least two positions beginning in the fall 2020. We accept applications in any field of Economics, and the primary focus of our search is at the tenure track Assistant Professor level; however, exceptional candidates might also be considered for a tenured position (Associate/Full). Candidates should demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching in a manner appropriate to career stage. All candidates must apply online through JOE. Applications must be received by December 1, 2019 to be guaranteed full consideration. More information here

The School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin-Colombia is inviting applications for full-time tenure track or tenured professors in economics and finance, with salary and rank open, to begin in the Fall of 2020 or earlier if possible. Applicants must have a PhD by the starting date or shortly thereafter, and show promise of a strong research agenda.The application deadline is December 10, 2019More information here

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