Call for papers - Call for proposals

Organization: The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the LACEA Political Economy Group (PEG)
Event: Workshop on Political Economy
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
Description: The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the LACEA Political Economy Group (PEG) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the RIDGE/LACEA-PEG Workshop on Political Economy to be held at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil, on 22-23 May 2017. The accepted contributions are expected to be relevant for understanding the most challenging problems of Latin America and Caribbean countries. This allows for papers addressing issues in other regions when those issues are deemed relevant to the Latin American context. Studies of specific Latin American countries, as well as comparative institutional analyses are also welcome. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome. There will be a dedicated discussant for each paper, as well as open floor discussion.
Elegibility: Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the meeting. The cover page should include: the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, including address, phone and email of each author and an abstract with the appropriate JEL classification. Each author can submit and present at most one paper. Full papers, in PDF format, should be submitted online via the RIDGE website.
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Organization: LACEA's Trade, Integration and Growth Network (TIGN)
Event: 8th Annual Conference
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
Description: The 8th Annual Conference of the Trade, Integration, and Growth Network (TIGN) will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on May 19-20, 2017. This conference is sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), and the Research Institute for Development, Growth, and Economics (RIDGE) and is hosted by RIDGE. The TIGN conference is a unique event that brings together top researchers and policymakers to discuss recent theoretical and empirical advances in trade and integration and growth broadly defined. 
Elegibility: The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2017. Please only submit papers written in English and in PDF format. While detailed abstracts will be accepted, there is a strong preference for nearly completed papers.
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Organization: The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE)
Event: Workshop on Economic History, Energy and Natural Resources
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017
Description: The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Workshop on Economic History, Energy and Natural Resources to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 26-27 May 2017. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2017 (12 AM ET). 
Elegibility: RIDGE invites to send papers to this economic history workshop on all subjects of economic history provided they are particularly concerned with developing regions. The workshop will be organized in two different sessions: the first one will be open to different topics of economic history, while the second one will focus on energy and natural resources in the economic history of developing regions. Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the workshop via de RIDGE website: Each author can submit and present at most one paper per workshop (submission of papers to other workshops is possible).
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Organization: Departamento de Economía de la Universidad Iberoamericana y la Sociedad de Alumns de Economía Ibero
Event: 4to Congreso Anual de Economía y de Políticas Públicas Sobre México
Submission Deadline: March 4, 2017
Description: JEl Departamento de Economía de la Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México y la Sociedad de Alumnos de Economía Ibero invitan a investigadores y estudiosos de la economía mexicana a enviar sus artículos al 4to Congreso Anual de Economía y de Políticas Públicas "Sobre México", que se llevara a cabo el próximo 27 y 28 de Abril del 2017. El comité de selección considerará trabajos aplicados a la economía mexicana (en español o en inglés).
Elegibility: Los trabajos deberán enviarse an formato Pdf a hasta el 4 de Marzo del  2017. Los autores serán notificados el 11 de marzo del 2017.
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Organization: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the Banco de la República de Colombia
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017
Description:  Giving the increasing importance of the cities as employment and sustainable living cores within a regional environment, and all the challenges on these areas for policymakers and citizens; the department of economics of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the Banco de la República de Colombia will host their first workshop on urban and regional to be held in Bogota the 27, 28 and 29 of June 2017. The workshop aims to provide researchers with a space for presenting and discussing research on urban and regional economics. Gilles Duranton (UPenn), Nathaniel Baum-Snow (U. Toronto), Esteban Rossi Hansberg (Princeton), Klaus Desmet (SMU), Alex Anas (University at Buffalo), Erick Verhoef (VU Amsterdam), Miguel Angel Garcia Lopez (UAB) are some of the special guest that have confirmed attendance.
Elegibility: The conference will consider the following topics: location theory, environment and the city, urban spatial structure, policies for competitive cities and regions, regional labor markets, congestion pricing, transport economics, urban inequality and segregation and gender aspects in urban areas, urban economic growth and development. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. The program will include key note presentations from invited speakers and policy makers.
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Organization: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the South American Network on Applied Economics/Red Sur
Event: Call for Proposals: Obstacles for Innovation in LAC
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017
Description: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the South American Network on Applied Economics/Red Sur1 open a call for research proposals (CfP) on “Obstacles to innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean”. Although most CTI policy frameworks in the region recognize the presence of different market failures that might hinder innovation, surprisingly little progress has been made to analyze the impacts of these failures and address them in practice. The objective of this CfP is to move one step forward in this direction by trying to understand whether specific innovation obstacles are important drivers of the low levels of innovation propensity and intensity in LAC firms. The findings of this research would provide valuable insights to feedback innovation policy action in the region.
Elegibility: Four research projects (see the list of eligible countries below) will be funded to the value of up to USD 20.000 each, over a period of 7 months (from May until November, 2017). For inquiries concerning the content of this Call please contact Red Sur’s coordination office at Submission deadline is March 15, 2017 at 23.59 hs. (Montevideo, Uruguay, GMT -3), with the subject line: CfP Obstacles to Innovation in LAC.
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Organization: CAF
Event: Call for Research Proposals: Regulatory Framework and Productivity in Latin America
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017
Description:  CAF -Development Bank of Latin America- is inviting researchers to submit research proposals that measure the impact of specific regulations and public policies on (sectoral or aggregate) productivity. Proposals should focus on specific regulations or policies in Latin America. We invite projects of the following two types: Case studies addressing the effect of industry-specific regulations/policies on productivity. We are particularly interested in "network" sectors such as telecommunications, transport and energy; Studies addressing broader regulations/policies affecting all sectors or a large subset of them.
Elegibility: Proposals should be sent to until March 15, 2017. The authors of the proposals selected will be notified about March 30, and the first draft is expected to be sent by August 31. A maximum of 6 projects will be awarded funding of US$ 15,000 each, with an additional amount of up to US$ 5,000 for proposals that use administrative data.
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Organization: ASBA and World Bank
Event: ASBA-World Bank Research Conference “Long-term lending: determinants and effects”
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017
Description:  The conference, sponsored by ASBA and the World Bank, will take place at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC, on May 24, 2017. The goal of the conference is to bring together academics and policy makers to discuss trends and patterns in long-term lending, policies conducive to the extension of long-term lending and its effects on financial stability and economic growth. The scarcity of long-term credit is one of the most important impediments to the operations of firms in emerging markets; rollover risks prevent borrowers from undertaking long-term investments with short-term loans which in turn negatively affects productivity. Extending the maturity structure of financing is therefore at the core of sustainable financial development. At the same time, long-term lending may expose banks to funding risks and prompt financial instability. We are looking for new evidence on what policies facilitate or hamper long-term financial intermediation, particularly (but not exclusively) by the banking sector, and what are the effects on financial stability and economic performance. The geographical scope of the conference is global, but special consideration will be given to papers on emerging markets broadly and Latin America in particular.
Elegibility: To submit a paper please send a draft in pdf or word format by email stating in the subject “2017 ASBA-WB Conference” to Rudy Araujo,  and Eva Gutierrez, Authors of the selected papers will be informed by April 10 and the final program of the conference will be published by April 30.
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Organization: Universidad Nacional del Sur
Event: VIII Congreso Nacional de Estudiantes de Postgrado en Economía (VIII CNEPE)
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2017
Description: El Departamento de Economía de la Universidad Nacional del Sur y el Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales del Sur (CONICET-Universidad Nacional del Sur) invitan al VIII Congreso Nacional de Estudiantes de Postgrado en Economía (CNEPE) destinado a estudiantes y recién graduados de carreras de postgrado en Economía o disciplinas afines. El mismo se desarrollará en la Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina los días 22 al 24 de Mayo de 2017. 
Elegibility: Los trabajos a presentar deben pertenecer a cualquier área del conocimiento económico o disciplinas afines. Los trabajos aceptados serán aquellos que -a juicio del Comité Académico- acrediten méritos suficientes en lo que respecta a su calidad y originalidad. La evaluación será de carácter doble ciego y estará a cargo de dos miembros del Comité Académico. La versión completa de los trabajos será publicada en forma electrónica. Extensión máxima 30 hojas, en español o inglés. Debe editarse en páginas tamaño A4 (espacio 1½, una columna, justificado, letra tipo Arial 12, todos los márgenes 2,5 cm).
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Organization: División de Competitividad e Innovación del Banco Interamericano del Desarrollo
Event: 1ª Conferencia de la Red Latinoamericana de Economía de la Innovación y el Emprendimiento
Submission Deadline: April 16, 2017
Description: La División de Competitividad e Innovación del Banco Interamericano del Desarrollo invita a enviar sus trabajos de investigación en el ámbito de la economía de la innovación y el emprendimiento para la "1ª Conferencia de la Red Latinoamericana de Economía de la Innovación y el Emprendimiento", que se realizará en Washington D.C. los días 20 y 21 de Julio del 2017. Los trabajos seleccionados contarán con comentarista y la Red proveerá financiamiento parcial para viaje y estadía.
Elegibility: Se considerarán, especialmente, trabajos empíricos en los siguientes temas: Compras públicas e innovación; Industrias creativas; Barreras a la innovación; Emprendimiento e innovación; Capital de riesgo; Innovación social; Evaluación de programas de emprendimiento e innovación; Competencia e innovación; Regulación e innovación. Una sesión de la conferencia será destinada a profesionales jóvenes, habiendo terminado recientemente su doctorado o trabajando en sus tesis. En tales casos, se incentiva el envío de trabajos aun en progreso a través de un resumen extendido.
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Organization: Asobancaria
Event: 29° Simposio de Mercado de Capitales
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017
Description: Asobancaria como gremio propositivo e innovador se ha propuesto ampliar y fortalecer sus vínculos con la academia, razón por la cual hemos decido realizar nuestro primer Call for Papers en el marco del Simposio de Mercado de Capitales de 2017, iniciativa con la que se pretende difundir las mejores investigaciones de frontera acerca del sistema financiero. Estos trabajos, caracterizados por su alto nivel académico, pertinencia y rigurosidad, además de ser reconocidos en el evento de 2017, serán publicados en las memorias del Simposio.
Elegibility: La convocatoria se encuentra abierta para profesores universitarios, estudiantes de posgrado y profesionales en los programas de finanzas, ingeniería industrial, actuaria, economía, ingeniería financiera y demás áreas afines.
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Organization: Vernon Press
Event: Call for reviewers
Submission Deadline: none specified
Description: Do you enjoy reading books in economics, social science, humanities? Join our community of book reviewers! To join you must be an expert in one of the areas we publish (see list here) and be prepared to review at least one book every two years.
Elegibility: To join please send a brief message expressing interest to: In your message please mention your full name, academic affiliation, area(s) of expertise, and provide either a paragraph-long biographical note (and/)or a list of publications.
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Organization: Ecos de Economía
Event: June 2017 issues
Submission Deadline: none specified
Description: Ecos de Economia is an international journal (peer-reviewed) of applied economics, with a particular interest in the quantitative analysis of economic, financial, and public policy issues and/or themes related to Latin America. The journal is currently seeking manuscripts for its December 2016 and June 2017 issues, but articles will be published online as soon as they are in final published form. Articles ideally should include a valid conceptual model and an empirical test of the model. The journal prefers articles in English but also accepts articles in Spanish. Ecos de Economía is managed by the School of Economics and Finance of Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia.
Elegibility: The Journal seeks to publish articles that will be of interest to the international research community in the fields of applied economics and finance. The Journal is not interested in manuscripts that are solely conceptual in nature. Articles ideally should include a valid conceptual model and an empirical test of the model using valid data and appropriate statistical techniques. Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words. Graphs are welcome if they are informative about the subject addressed.
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