LACEA 2020 Annual Meeting

We are very pleased and honored to welcome you to the 25th Annual Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association - LACEA 2020. Given the current circumstances, holding an in person conference is no longer feasible.  We have decided instead that a small virtual conference is the best alternative.  This will take place over two days - Thursday and Friday, November 12-13, 2020 - and be limited to 5 keynote speakers and a panel on Covid-19 in LAC. You can find below the preliminary program. Soon we will share all the details for the registration process.

 

LACEA 2020 Virtual Conference
Program Chair: Claudio Ferraz (Professor of Economics, UBC & PUC-Rio)
 
  Preliminary Program  

November 12th, 2020    

10:00-11:30 A.M. EST

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Keynote panel by Kirabo Jackson (Abraham Harris Professor of Education and Social Policy Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Session chair: Alejandra Mizala (Professor, Universidad de Chile)


 

11:45-01:15 P.M. EST 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special COVID-19 panel

Speakers: Raj Chetty (William A. Ackman Professor of Economics, Harvard University), Francisco Ferreira (Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies, London School of Economics) and Nora Lustig (Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University)

Session chair: Raquel Fernández (Silver Professor of Economics at New York University, President of LACEA)


 

01:30-03:00 P.M. EST  

 

  

                                                                                                                                                               

Keynote panel: “Dominant Firms and the Economy”, by Thomas Philippon (Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at New York University, Stern School of Business, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Session chair: Marcela Eslava (Professor of Economics, Universidad de los Andes)


 
     
November 13th, 2020    

10:00-11:30 A.M. EST

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Keynote panel: "Dollar Dominance and the Impact of Monetary Policy", by Silvana Tenreyro (Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, The London School of Economics, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Session chair: Carlos Viana de Carvalho (Associate Professor, PUC-Rio)


 

01:30-03:00 P.M. EST  

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Keynote panel by Lise Vesterlund (Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics; University of Pittsburgh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Session chair: Juan Camilo Cárdenas (Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes)


 

04:00-05:30 P.M. EST 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Keynote panel: "Tasks, Automation and the Labor Market", by Daron Acemoglu (Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Session chair: Rodrigo Soares (Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Economics, Insper; and Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs and Affiliated Professor of Economics, Columbia University)