COVID-19 Webinars

During this troubled period, sharing knowledge is more important than ever. LACEA presents a webpage that lists websites of webinars on the pandemia. If you have suggestions of webpages that host relatively regular seminars, please send them to the LACEA secretary at lacea@fedesarrollo.org.co. Stay safe!

1. World Bank eSeminar Series

This seminar series hosted by the World Bank's Development Research Group brings leading economists, public health experts, and other social scientists together with World Bank Group researchers to discuss emerging research on COVID-19 and its implications for development policy. Please note these seminars are being organized at short notice. Details may be updated prior to the event and new events will be added over time. Please check back frequently here!


2. Central Bank of Chile Webinars

The Central Bank of Chile is launching its Webinar Series on Macroeconomics and Finance aiming to have a webinar every Wednesday at 11.30-13.00 EST/Santiago time. We would like to warmly invite you to attend these webinars. See below the current status of the calendar and instructions on how to attend. Priority rwill be given right now to COVID-related work but the Bank is planning to expand to other topics in macroeconomics/finance in future. If you want to subscribe to the Bank's mailing list, please send an email with the subject “SUBSCRIBE” to seminarios@bcentral.cl where you list all email addresses you want to be included. Check here all the past and upcoming events.

June 24 Francesca Molinari (Cornell) Estimating the COVID-19 Infection Rate: Anatomy of an Inference Problem   August 5 Ludwig Straub (Harvard) Michael Weber (U Chicago Booth)
July 6 Ben Moll (LSE) Pandemics According to HANK   August 12 Gianluca Violante TBA
July 15 Cristina Arellano (Minneapolis FED) Deadly Debt Crises: COVID-19 in Emerging Markets   August 19 Alonso Villacorta (UC Santa Cruz) Policies to support Firms in a Lockdown: A Pecking Order
July  22 Ludwig Straub (Harvard) Indebted Demand   TBA Eduardo Engel (UChile)  Missing Aggregate Dynamics and VAR Approximations of Lumpy Adjustment Models
July 29 Mathias Trabandt The Macroeconomics of Testing and Quarantining   TBA Ignacio Cuesta (Stanford) Price Regulation in Credit Markets: A Trade-off between Consumer Protection and Credit Access

The webinars will be run on Webex. You can access through a link indicated in an invitation you will receive each week. When available, you could also find a link to the paper, slides, or both. The session will be open 15 minutes in advance the time the webinar is scheduled to begin. You can also resend these invitations to whoever you may find convenient.  A moderator who will run the webinar, and all participants except the speaker and moderator will have their camera and microphone off. The presentation will last 1 hour followed by 30 minutes of open discussion. Only clarification questions will be allowed during the presentation. Please write your clarification question in the live chat available which will be asked by the moderator. For the open discussion, please write in the live chat your interest to speak and the moderator will open your microphone. In the benefit of a dynamic interaction, we encourage participants and speakers to keep questions and answers short. When possible, webinars will be recorded and made available under the link indicated in our weekly invitation.

3. Inter-American Development Bank's seminars

A series of webinars on different topics related to COVID-19. Access all the information here.

4. Sociedade Brasileira de Econometria

Os seminários SBE de Economia Aplicada têm como objetivo conectar pesquisadores brasileiros vinculados a programas de pós- graduação em economia no Brasil e exterior para debater pesquisas em microeconomia aplicada. Os seminários serão realizados todas as quartas-feiras, às 15h (horário de Brasília), por transmissão online na plataforma Zoom. Mais informações aqui

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