On macroeconomic performance, development, social and labor policies in Latin America

LACEA and LAMES 18th Annual Meeting

This post was written by Carolina Zuluaga, Assistant Editor Vox.LACEA

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA)’s main contributions to the Latin American community of economists have been the strengthening of the interest for research and the creation of new ties with the academia of the developed world. Through annual meetings, thematic research networks and its academic journal – Economía – LACEA encourages research and teaching, and fosters dialogue among researchers and practitioners.

LACEA-LAMES Mexico City 2013

LACEA-LAMES Mexico City 2013

The 18th annual meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the 28th Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society (LAMES) took place in Mexico City from October 31st – November 2nd, 2013, and was hosted by the Center for Economic Studies at El Colegio de México. With over 200 papers participating in the contributed sessions; more than 40 discussions taking place in the invited sessions and 3 feature presentations occurring in the plenary lectures, this conference gathered a concentration of talent hard to find in any other event.

Latin America’s income distribution and wealth has long been the most unequal in the world, but poverty and inequality have been falling consistently since 2000 in most countries of the region. Additionally, Latin America has enjoyed a strong growth momentum in a favorable external environment. These achievements are unlikely to be sustainable unless countries confront macroeconomic risks and attend deep seated structural problems. In this context the LACEA – LAMES meeting seeks to present frontier research on a wide range of topics from macroeconomic performance and policies to social and labor programs, and from theoretical modeling to econometrics.

This year the plenary lectures cover themes concerning Labour Markets, Inequality Trends and Development Policy, in sessions conducted by 3 renowned economists from the region: Roberto Rigobon (MIT); Nora Lustig (Tulane University); and Raymundo Campos (El Colegio de Mexico). Contributed sessions cover a wide range of topics being the most copious: Education, Labour Economics, Macroeconomics, and Trade.

This event is sponsored by Centro de Estudios Económicos, Banco de España, El Colegio de México, Global Development Network, Inter-American Development Bank, Banco Central de ChileWorld Bank, Fondo Latinoamericano de Reservas, Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Banco de México, BBVA Bancomer, Bank for International Settlements and CONACYT. The complete program with a list of presenters and sessions can be downloaded here.


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