Juan Vargas

Juan Vargas is Professor of Economics at Universidad del Rosario, Colombia and Visiting Scholar at New York University (2019-2020). At Rosario, Juan was named Distinguished Professor in 2014. He holds a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London (2007) and has held previous visiting academic positions at Harvard University, UCLA, the Institute of Development Studies, the IADB and University of Bergamo. From 2015 to 2018 he was affiliated to CAF-Development Bank of Latin America as a research economist. His main interests are in the areas of political economy and development, focusing particularly on the causes and consequences of violent armed conflict, the economics of crime and the interplay between political and economic, formal and informal institutions in the process of state-building. Juan’s research has appeared in peer reviewed journals such as The Review of Economic Studies, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, The Economic Journal, Science and Management Science among others. He is currently Associate Editor of Conflict Management and Peace Science and Defence and Peace Economics among other journals specialized on conflict and peace-building. Juan is the network director of Lacea’s America Latina crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE). He obtained the 2018 Juan Luis Londoño Prize, awarded every two years to the Colombian economist under 40, as judged both his/her academic contributions and their impact in improving the well-being of Colombians.

WELAC

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.

NEWS:

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.


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