Adriana Camacho

Adriana Camacho received her Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University in 2007. She is an Associate Professor at the Economics Department from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). She is an academic advisor for several ongoing projects led by the Direction of Impact Evaluation and Policy Learning at CAF. She served for the Colombian Government as Director of Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies at the Department of National Planning and she is a member of the Poverty commission for the Department of Statistics in Colombia. She has held visiting research positions at Center for Global Development (Washington DC), World Bank- Latin America Chief Economist office (Washington DC), DIW (Berlin). She was the editor of the Desarrollo y Sociedad Journal and now serves as invited editor for the Latin American Economic Review. She has carried out evaluations of social programs and their direct impacts on health and education, as well as its indirect effects on informality, political participation, and crime, among others. She has studied the impact of the conflict on health, demographics, and business activity. Her research has been published in the following international journals: American Economic Review pp, American Economic Journal: Policy, World Bank Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Health Economics, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and The Lancet.



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. 

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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.