Economía is the journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association ( LACEA ). It was launched in 2000. With GDN's support, LACEA has been publishing 2 issues of the journal, in the spring and fall of each year. Economía holds an annual panel meeting, concurrent with LACEA’s Annual Meeting, where a selection of published papers is presented and discussed. Economía’s issues and panel meetings are made possible thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors: Global Development Network (GDN), The World Bank, The InterAmerican Development Bank, LACEA, Fedesarrollo, Yale University, Universidad de los Andes, and The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University ( DRCLAS ).

Aims and Scope

Published by the Brookings Press, ECONOMIA publishes peer-reviewed research papers and reviews covering a range of topics in applied and empirical economics that are of policy relevance to Latin America. Economia’s emphasis is on rigorous applied quantitative work that uses modern analytical tools, including descriptive work using novel or underexploited databases. Consistent with its aim, the journal also publishes critical surveys of work on policy-relevant areas. With few exceptions of clear policy-relevance for the region, Economia does not publish theoretical work.

Calls for papers are issued twice a year (Spring and Fall). View details in the Call for Papers link on the left. Submission guidelines are also available through the same link.

We are glad to communicate that ECONOMIA, the journal of LACEA, is moving to a more standard and expedite editorial process. The new process will soon include rolling submissions and standard peer reviewing, allowing for much faster processing times.  Through more standard reviewing, faster turnover, and the international accreditation of the journal (currently under way), we expect to continue to attract the expanding flow of high quality applied research being produced in Latin America, and better accommodate the needs of researchers with an interest in the region.  
Economia will continue to focus on applied research of policy relevance to Latin America. The journal will still hold an annual panel meeting, concurrent with the LACEA annual meeting, to showcase the most policy-relevant work accepted for publication in the journal during the respective year.



30th Call for papers

April 1st - May 8th, 2015

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