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 March 2021

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LACEA's Secretariat has a new email and will now be available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please update your contact list and do not hesitate in contacting us with any questions or concerns. Stay safe!

We kindly invite you to submit your papers for the 11th Annual Conference of the Trade, Integration, and Growth Network (TIGN) that will be held online on May 27-28, 2021. This conference is sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and is a unique event that brings together top researchers and policymakers to discuss recent theoretical and empirical advances in trade, integration, and growth broadly defined. The deadline for submissions is March 26, 2021. Please, submit only papers written in English and in PDF format. While detailed abstracts will be accepted, there is a strong preference for nearly completed papers. More information here  

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gustavo Bobonis and Irene Brambilla as the new editors of the Economia Journal. They will succeed Marcela Eslava, who stepped down in July 2020, and Sergio Urzúa, who will continue to provide assistance to Economía until the end of March.

Gustavo Bobonis is a Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto. His areas of interest include development economics, political economy, and labor economics. Gustavo’s recent research has focused on evaluating barriers to good government in new democracies by investigating the complex relationships between voter patronage, poverty, local customs, and government responsiveness and his work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Political Economy and Economic Development and Cultural Change journal.

Irene Brambilla is a Professor of Economics at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP). She is also a Visiting Professor at Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA) and a Researcher at CONICET. Professor Brambilla's research interest are international trade and applied microeconomics. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of International Economics.

We are sure that under their leadership and guidance Economía Journal will continue to advance.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to once again thank Marcela Eslava and Sergio Urzúa for their work and dedication during these past years. Your willingness to volunteer your time and effort, as well as express your opinions, has contributed to the success of the Journal. I look forward to working with you again.

The most recent issue of the ECONOMÍA Journal is available and can be viewed 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..


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The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for an International Program Intern for Summer 2021. The internship starts in May 2021 and will end in August 2021 (the specific dates are somewhat flexible). This is a full-time, remote position. The intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision and be a self-starter and independent learner. Excellent writing and communications skills are necessary. Applicants affected by the issues that CEPR works on are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is April 4, 2021More information here

The Office of the President at Inter-American Dialogue is recruiting a Program Assistant to work under the direction of the organization’s President and Business Operations Manager. The ideal candidate will be reliable, have excellent organization and communication skills, be detail-oriented, and have an interest in Western Hemisphere affairs. More information here 

The School of Government of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella is seeking candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of Education and Labor Economics at the Assistant Professor level with flexible starting date between March 1st, 2021 and August 1st, 2021. Applicants must hold or be in the process of completing a PhD in Education or Economics, or a related field, at the time of application. Candidates should have a record of research and teaching commensurate with experience. Applicants are expected to teach three undergraduate courses per year, or its equivalent at the graduate level. Research and teaching at the School of Government focuses on a broad groups of topics including education, labor economics, empirical and applied macro and microeconomics, economic and social development, city planning, urban economics, data science, and public policy design and implementation. More information here

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Columbia University invites applications for the Argentine Studies Visiting Fellowship. This fellowship provides financing for short‐term (two months) visits to Columbia by scholars and scientists from any discipline who are working in Argentina on the topic of choice for that academic year. The Program is supported by the Foundation for Argentinean Development (FUNDAR); its purpose is to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic community of Argentina while fostering research that can inform a broad policy conversation in Argentina and the region. The call for the academic year 2021-2022 will concentrate on gender from a broad perspective including social movements and public policies, care policies and work, gender diversity and reproductive rights, gender security and human rights, and economic inclusion in Argentina. Submit your applications by April 15, 2021More information here

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) is pleased to announce the next call for applications for the 2022 Edmundo O’Gorman Scholars Program which provides financing for short-term visits (two months) to Columbia University by scholars and scientists from any discipline who are working in Mexican institutions of higher education. The Program is supported by the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico; its purpose is to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic and research community of Mexico. The application deadline is April 15, 2021More information here

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) is pleased to announce its annual Tinker Visiting Professorship for academic year 2022-2023. (Fall 2022 – Spring 2023).  Columbia is one of five major universities to have a professorship endowed by the Tinker Foundation. The goal of the Tinker Visiting Professor program is to bring to the campus pre-eminent scholars and professionals—journalists, writers, artists, public officials—who are citizens of Latin America or the Iberian Peninsula and reside in the region, as a means of encouraging contact and collaboration. Applicants are invited to submit a one- to two-page statement of interest that explains the qualifications of the candidate, their research concentration, and the specific goals of the visit to Columbia. They will also need to provide a current and summarized curriculum vita and a note from a Columbia faculty member on campus endorsing their application by April 15, 2021More information here

ECONOMÍA Journal - the journal Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru has 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 link. If you prefer to submit your papers for the Special Issue on "Recent Developments in Inflation Dynamics", please remember that the submission deadline is May 15, 2021More information here. Another Special Issues on "Economic inequality and redistribution policies" is receiving articles before July 31, 2021More 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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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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