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  January 2020

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The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE), the Inter-American 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 February 15, 2020.  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 2020 RIDGE May Forum meetings will take place in Lima, Perú, and will include the following workshops:
The deadline for submission is February 15, 2020 (12 AM ET). Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the meeting. 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. Each author can submit and present at most one paper. More information here.

CAF–development bank of Latin America–is issuing a call for research proposals that address topics on Economic Integration in Latin America, with a special emphasis on the role of regulations, administrative procedures and physical infrastructure. The deadline for submission is February 25, 2020. For more information on this call and further instructions to apply, please click here


Sustaining life requires inclusive and resilient economic and political systems and the sustainability of our environment.  Feminist economics continues to offer a vital set of intellectual perspectives and methodologies with which to analyze these issues. Our economic and political systems are failing to address human needs and ecological fragility, particularly with the growing rise of illiberal democracies. Our societies face pressures to divide along lines of race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual identity.  Borders are increasingly shutting people out and walls are being built. Globally, women face threats to their livelihoods and bodily integrity. Against this backdrop, new economic visions and tools are needed and feminist approaches are essential. Feminist economics has long looked beyond the simplifications that are embedded in the categories, methods, and models of mainstream economics and welcomes insights from other disciplines. Our approaches look at activities within the socially constructed categories of households, firms, communities, and the state; we consider economic activity both inside and outside markets; and we seek a more integrated understanding of human well-being in which productive and reproductive activities are valued. The IAFFE 2020 Conference will provide a forum for scholarship and inquiry that recognizes the methodological pluralism of our field. We define our field broadly and welcome research that brings a feminist lens to topics both micro and macro, local and global. We invite you to join us in Quito. Deadline: The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2020. For more information visit us at 

La Universidad Alberto Hurtado ofrece desde 1987 el Programa de Postgrado en Economía conducente al grado de Magister en Economía de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Cada año el Programa ofrece becas completas de matrícula y manutención para postulantes destacados de países latinoamericanos. La beca cubre el 100% del arancel (CLP 6.000.000)  y otorga una asignación para manutención de CLP 300.000 mensuales durante la duración del programa (15 pagos). El proceso de selección de los beneficiarios es competitivo y cierra el 30 de Abril de 2020. Inicio de clases Julio 2020. Mas información aquí. 

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  

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