Rodrigo R. Soares is Lemann Foundation Professor of Economics at Insper, Brazil, and Professor of International and Public Affairs and Affiliated Professor of Economics at Columbia University (on leave). His research centers on development economics, ranging from health and demographic economics to crime and labor. His work has appeared in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, among various others. Before joining Insper and Columbia, he taught at the Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV, PUC-Rio, the University of Maryland, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Rodrigo is an Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and an Honorary Member of LACEA. In 2006, he was awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association for the best paper published in the field of Health Economics. He was also awarded three times the research prize from the Brazilian Economic Association (ANPEC), twice for the best paper (2006 and 2009) and once for the best PhD dissertation in the field (2002). Rodrigo is research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Germany), research affiliate at J-PAL Latin America, and associate editor of the Journal of Human Capital, of the Journal of Demographic Economics, and of the IZA Journal of Development & Migration. He received his PhD in Economics under the guidance of Gary S. Becker at the University of Chicago in 2002.

 

NEWS:

LACEA is now accepting proposals for hosting its annual meetings for the next two years. The LACEA Annual Meeting takes place over 3 days, usually in early November. Candidates interested in hosting one of the next LACEA conferences are kindly asked to submit a proposal to lacea@lacea.org. The Executive Committee will carefully review each proposal. Please consult the summary information on the conferences provided here before preparing your submission, and do not hesitate to contact us at lacea@lacea.org if you need any additional information.


LACEA Statement

The undersigned members of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) hereby express their great dismay over the recent set of actions led by Conacyt and the Mexican Government against CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas). We also condemn the broader attacks on and suppression of the freedom of academics nationwide in Mexico. 

Read the full statement here


Carlos Vegh is the recipient of the Carlos Díaz-Alejandro Prize this year. Carlos is a world renown economist who has written extensively on topics that touch the heart of LAC macroeconomics: from hyperinflation, to balance of payment crises, currency substitution, fiscal policy, and exchange rate policy.  He has contributed extensively to public goods, serving as editor to the top journals in development and international economics as well as to Economía and as a mentor to many students and junior faculty. We are proud to have him as a member of LACEA. 


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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