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 January 2023

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We are excited to announce that Economía LACEA Journal will now be published by LSE Press in the Open Access format. The new web-page will be ready soon with more details, the new authors guidelines and the latest published papers. Stay connected to get more information soon!

 LACEA-LAMES 2023 Annual Meetings

We are happy to announce that the 28th Annual LACEA Meeting 2023 will take place in Bogotá, Colombia on November 16th-18th, 2023, and will be hosted by Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Banco de la Republica de Colombia, who will be celebrating its 100 year of activity. The Call for papers will be launched on March 30th  2023. More information will be announced soon!


The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) are pleased to announce a call for papers for 8 LACEA Networks, who will be organising their workshops in the frame of the RIDGE May 2023 Forum in Montevideo, Uruguay on May 15-19, 2023. Please note that the deadline for submission is February 10th, 2023. The workshops are:

LACEA BRAIN, May 15, 2023
LACEA Political Economy, May 15-16, 2023
LACEA’s Health Economics Network, May 15-16, 2023
WELAC (LACEA) Gender Inequality, May 15-16, 2023
AL CAPONE, May 15-16, 2023
LACEA Labor Network, May 16, 2023
LACEA Inequality & Poverty Network, May 16-17, 2023 (call for papers will be shared soon)
LACEA-EHN Workshop on Historical Development, May 17-18, 2023

For more information and for paper submission please visit


Read some of our latest Blog Posts

Working papers: Latest Research

Top entries of the 2022

BlogTop 10 most read Blog posts of the 2022

LACEA welcomes the new 2023 year with great expectations. Meanwhile, we present you our top 10 most read Blog posts of the 2022 on education, migration, Ukraine-Russian War, Armed Forces and Conflicts in the region:

1. The dynamics of audiovisual markets in Latin America. Is your Netflix a substitute of your Telefunken? by Juan Jung (Universidad Pontificia Comillas and Telecom Advisory Services) and Angel Melguizo (VRIO Latin America)

2. The global education crisis is even worse than we thought. Here's what needs to happen (World Bank, UNICEF, UNESCO, Education Global Practice)

3. Mita colonial, colapso poblacional y apellidos, por Miguel Ángel Carpio y María Eugenia Guerrero

4. Non-resident Holdings in Latin America: Permanent or Transitory Factors?, by Lorenzo Menna and Martín Tobal

5. Enseñando a los profesores a estimular la alfabetización temprana, por Horacio Álvarez Marinelli, Samuel Berlinski, Matías Busso y Julian Martinez-Correa

6. Fasten your seatbelts, by Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi

7. Separando los Efectos de un Gran Cambio en el Salario Mínimo y en la Tasa del IVA en los Precios: Evidencia de México, por Mariana Calderón (Banco Mundial), Josué Cortés (Banco de México), Jorge Pérez Pérez (Banco de México) y Alejandrina Salcedo (Banco de México)

8. ¿Podemos predecir la ineficiencia en la contratación pública?, por Santiago Rodriguez

9. Ukraine-Russia war: how will it affect Latin America and the Caribbean?, by Carlos David Carrasco Muro (Curator, Santiago Hub)

10. Poder De Jure O Poder De Facto? La Forma en que Los Grupos Armados no Estatales Pueden Influenciar Resultados Electorales, por Andrés Rivera

We thank all the authors for their kind contributions, and we look forward to new collaborations in 2023!


The International Economic Association (IEA) and Universidad EAFIT Colombia are pleased to announce the 20th World Congress of IEA to be held in Medellin, Colombia between 11 and 15 December 2023. The congress is jointly organized by IEA and Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, with Universidad EAFIT being the local host. The 2023 IEA World Congress will be a unique academic event which, in addition to the daily keynote lectures, numerous policy sessions and the many invited sessions, will host the latest and most engaging research in Any Field in economics in the many contributed sessions. The Congress will provide an excellent forum to present one’s own research results. This is why we warmly encourage each of you to submit a paper for the congress before February 28, 2023. For more infomration, please click 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 basisClick here to apply  

For more opportunities, please click here  


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We are excited to announce that Economía LACEA Journal will now be published by LSE Press in the Open Access format. The new web-page will be ready soon with more details, the new authors guidelines and the latest published papers. Stay connected to get more information soon!

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 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 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