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 June 2021

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Thank you all for the submissions for the 26th Annual LACEA Meeting 2021. The results will be announced soon. Please remember that the meeting will take place virtually on October 20th-22nd, 2021, and will be hosted by Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia. The link for the registration will be available on the conference's official web-page later on. Check all the information here.

Women Economists in Latin America and the Caribbean (WELAC)

WELAC will be organizing a Workshop on “Gender Inequality” at the RIDGE 2021 Virtual Forum on September 23, 2021. Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the meeting before June 30, 2021 (12AM ET)For more information, please click here.

Job Market Showcase

LACEA and RIDGE will hold the First Annual Job Market Showcase (JMS) on October 25-26, 2021. The JMS will be virtual and it 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.The deadline for submission is August 15th, 2021. For more information please click here

LACEA's Networks

LACEA's Latin American Health Economics Network (LAHEN) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Workshop on “Health Economics”, to be held virtually by Zoom on September 8-9, 2021. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2021 (12 AM ET). The 2021 workshop will take place within the framework of the 2021 RIDGE VIRTUAL FORUM. All details related to the call can be found here. Submit your papers today!

LACEA's Labor Network will organize its Workshop on Labor virtually by Zoom on September 13- 14, 2021 within the framework of the 2021 RIDGE Virtual Forum, and is pleased to announce a call for papers with the deadline for submission of June 30, 2021. Please find the full call for papers here.

LACEA's America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Workshop on The Economics of Crime to be held virtual by Zoom on September 20-21, 2021 within the framework of the RIDGE 2021 Virtual Forum. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2021. Full papers, in PDF format, should be submitted online via the RIDGE website: For more information please click here.

The IEN will hold its 14th annual meeting as part of the 2021 RIDGE Virtual Forum, on September 20-21, 2021 as a Zoom virtual meeting. The program will include a keynote address by Prof. Manuela Angelucci (University of Texas at Austin) and the presentation of invited and contributed academic papers. The call for papers can be found here. Submit papers here by July 9, 2021.

Economic History Network (EHN) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Workshop on Historical Development to be held virtual on 22 September 2021, within  the framework of the RIDGE 2021 Virtual Forum. The deadline for submission is July 20, 2021. More information here.

LACEA's Political Economy Group (PEG) is announcing a call for papers for the RIDGE/LACEA-PEG Workshop on Political Economy to be held virtual on 23-24 September 2021. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2021. The 2021 meeting will be virtual by Zoom and it is held within the framework of the 2021 RIDGE Forum. More information here

LACEA's Behavioral Insights Network (BRAIN) issued the call for papers for the 3rd LACEA BRAIN Conference, that will be be held virtually by Zoom from September 27 to 29, 2021The deadline for submission is July 15, 2021. The 2021 workshop will take place within the framework of the 2021 RIDGE Virtual Forum. All the details related to the submission can be found here. Submit your papers today!

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..


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In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.  To contribute to the ongoing broad economic research on Covid-19, EconomiA, the journal from the Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics, welcomes submissions of applied and theoretical research papers in all fields of economics related to the current health crisis. Complete manuscripts should be submitted by July 15th via Editorial Manager: We hope that this issue will help provide a better understanding of the current crisis and guide policymakers and countries to deal better with both its immediate and longer-run effects. More 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 Special Issues on "Economic inequality and redistribution policies" issued by ECONOMÍA Journal - the journal Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru is receiving articles before July 31, 2021More information here

The Statistics, Politics and Policy Journal is encouraging the submission of research notes (5000 words max.) for the Special Issue on "Inequality" Vol. 2021 No. 3. Manuscripts should be submitted until August 1st, 2021. All documents are to be handed in via our official SPP ScholarOne online center: Pre-formatting to the publication style is not necessary. Final formatting is required only after acceptance. More information 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 basis. Click here to apply  

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