The Institute for Advanced Development Studies (Fundación INESAD), the Society of Bolivian Economists (SEBOL), y and Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA), hosted the XX Annual Meeting of the Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) that took place on October 15 – 17, 2015, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
- Carlos Gustavo Machicado (INESAD) is the conference chairman.
- Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza (EAFIT University) is the LACEA program committee chairman.
The main objective of the 20th Annual Conference was to encourage the debate on important economic issues for the region through the active joint participation of academics, policy-makers, officers from international organizations and government, private sector economists, and students. Additionally, the conference aims to attract young researchers, students and economists from less-developed countries in the region to be involved in different research networks and to become LACEA members, thus contributing to the research and the development of their economies.
Specifically, the purpose of the conference in Bolivia was firstly to position rigorous research in economics as an essential tool for efficient and safe decision-making for sustainable economic development and economic policy. Furthermore, it seeked to bring together Bolivian economists distributed worldwide with policy makers so that they could develop lines of research that contribute to the economic and social development of Bolivia.
The Official XX LACEA Annual Meeting Sponsors were:
Inter-American Development Bank, The World Bank, Bank for International Settlements, Central Bank of Chile, CAF – Development Bank of Latinamerica, Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Association, International Monetary Fund, Bank of Spain, and Latin American Fund of Reserves.
Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences, Chamber of Industry, Trade, Tourism and Services (CAINCO), and Credit Bank (BCP).
Vice – Presidency of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Center for Social Research (CIS) of the Vice – Presidency of the Plurinational State of Bolivia , La Concepción, Newspaper La Razón, Financial Fund for the Development of the River Plata Basin (FONPLATA), International Economic Association (IEA), Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE), Bolivian Private Universutya (UPB), Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Grupo Nueva Economía, and Copa Airlines.
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