The Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) announced that Fundación INESAD will organize, jointly with the Bolivian Economists Society (SEBOL) and the Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA) the LACEA Twentieth Annual Meeting. This important event will be held in the City of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, in the second half of 2015.
The nineteenth version of this event was held in the city of São Paulo (Brazil) in November 2014. The event was attended by 10 economics keynote speakers renowned worldwide. In addition, there were 42 invited sessions and 125 research papers contributed sessions.
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association or Asociación de Economía de América Latina y el Caribe (LACEA) is an international association of economists with common research interests in Latin America. It was formed in 1992 to facilitate the exchange of ideas among economists and policymakers. LACEA is generously supported by grants from the Global Development Network and the World Bank’s Development Grant Facility. In addition, the annual meetings are supported by grants from The World Bank, The Inter-American Development Bank, The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and other organizations that can vary depending on the country and organizers of the Annual Meeting. (Website: www.lacea.org)
Fundación INESAD is a private, non-partisan and non-profit Think Tank, based in the city of La Paz, which seeks to generate, disseminate and transfer oriented knowledge to overcome critical obstacles to sustainable socioeconomic development, seeking to influence public policies. It is recognized, according to international assessments, as one of the best Think Tanks in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Website: www.inesad.edu.bo/web)
The Economists Society of Bolivia (Sebol) is a scientific association born as an initiative of a group of Bolivian economists dedicated to academic and economic research. Its main objective is the promotion of economic research in all branches with special attention to those that generate lessons for the Bolivian economy. (Website: www.inesad.edu.bo/web/sebol)
The Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA), created by the Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Services and Tourism of Santa Cruz (CAINCO), is a private, civil and non-profit institution dedicated to higher education. Its main purpose is to develop training programs, research and extension based on truth, goodness and integrity of man, society and nature. UPSA is an academic community open to the world and the context in which it functions, revealing Santa Cruz’s and Bolivia’s realities today, related to the formation of high level professionals within an educational process based on scientific, technological, educational and cultural cooperation. (Website: www.upsa.edu.bo)