Job Market Showcase



LACEA-RIDGE Job Market Showcase (JMS)

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.

Selection for participation will be as follows:

  • LACEA and RIDGE will jointly invite academics all around the globe to nominate outstanding PhD students to take part in the LACEA-RIDGE JMS. The nominated candidates will be asked to submit their JMP (or a one-page summary), curriculum vitae, indicate their field or fields of interest, accompanied by a recommendation letter from their supervisor supporting the candidate and confirming the candidate plans to participate in the 2021-2022 EJM. Application from LAC PhD programs are more than welcome.

Academics should send their nomination(s) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating in the subject field “LACEA-RIDGE JMS + name of the candidate”.

Candidates should submit an application by clicking here
The deadline for submission is August 15th, 2021.

  • A JMS Selection Committee, with the support of the LACEA-Network Heads and RIDGE Research Directors, will evaluate the candidates and make the final selection. Selection will be based on the quality of the applications with consideration given to field and candidate diversity

The JMS Selection Committee this year is composed of Gustavo Canavire, German Cubas, Marcela Eslava, Chico Ferreira, Susan Parker, and Felipe Valencia.

LACEA 2020 Virtual Session

Daron Acemoglu’s Bio

Daron Acemoglu is the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Economic Growth Program of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. He is also affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Performance, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and Microsoft Research Center.

Since 1993, he has been a lecturer at the London School of Economics and an assistant professor, the Pentti Kouri Associate Professor, and a professor of economics at MIT.

Acemoglu has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005, given every two years to the best economist in the United States under the age of 40 by the American Economic Association, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Utrecht.

He has co-author, with James A. Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty and, a 2019 publication, The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty. This most recent work is a sweeping account of the rise of the modern world, Acemoglu and Robinson argue that only in rare circumstances have states managed to produce free societies. States must walk a thin line to achieve liberty, passing through what the authors describe as a “narrow corridor.”

Acemoglu received a B.A. in Economics at the University of York in 1989, an MSc in mathematical economics and econometrics at the London School of Economics in 1990, and a Ph.D. in economics at the London School of Economics in 1992.

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LACEA 2020 Virtual Session

Silvana Tenreyro’s Bio

Silvana Tenreyro is Professor in Economics at the London School of Economics. She obtained her MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Before joining the Bank, she was co-Director and Board member of the Review of Economic Studies and Chair of the Women’s Committee of the Royal Economics Society. She is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).

In the past, Silvana worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and served as external Monetary Policy Committee member for the Central Bank of Mauritius. She has also been Director of the Macroeconomics Programme at the International Growth Centre, Chair of the Women in Economics Committee of the European Economic Association, Member at Large of the European Economic Association, panel member for economic policy and Associate Editor for JEEA, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Economica, and the Economic Journal. She is a lead academic at the Centre for Macroeconomics and Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance and the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Her main research interests are macroeconomics – particularly monetary policy – international economics and macro-development.

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LACEA 2020 Virtual Session

Lise Vesterlund’s Bio 

Lise Vesterlund is a behavioral economist and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. From 1997 to 2001 she was Assistant Professor at the Iowa State University. She is on the board of editors of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and of the Experimental Economics journal. Since 2018, she is a visiting professor at the Norwegian School of Economics.

Vesterlund earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1990, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1997.

Her research mainly focuses on charitable giving and gender differences in the labor market. She has published in leading journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review and her work has been quoted over 10000 times. In her most quoted paper (with Muriel Niederle), "Do Women Shy Away From Competition? Do Men Compete Too Much?", they examine in a laboratory environment how men and women react differently to competition. They find that men prefer competition as they tend to be overconfident. Her research has been featured in news outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Time magazine, and CNBC.

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Thomas Philippon’s Bio

Thomas Philippon is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at New York University, Stern School of Business. Philippon was named one of the “top 25 economists under 45” by the IMF in 2014. He has won the 2013 Bernácer Prize for Best European Economist under 40, the 2010 Michael Brennan & BlackRock Award, the 2009 Prize for Best Young French Economist, and the 2008 Brattle Prize for the best paper in Corporate Finance.

Philippon has studied various topics in macroeconomics and finance: systemic risk, crisis resolution mechanisms, the dynamics of corporate investment and household debt, and the size of the finance industry. His recent work has focused on the Eurozone crisis, financial regulation, and the market power of large firms.

He currently serves as an academic advisor to the Financial Stability Board and to the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research. He was previously an advisor to the New York Federal Reserve Bank, a board member of the French prudential regulatory authority from 2014 to 2019, and the senior economic advisor to the French finance minister in 2012-2013.

Philippon graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, received a PhD in Economics from MIT, and joined New York University in 2003.

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