LACEA 16th Annual Meeting – Santiago, Chile

With almost 40 key speakers and over 300 contributed papers in 101 sessions covering all areas of economics, the 16th Annual LACEA Meeting 2011 will be jointly organized with the 26th Annual Meeting of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society (LAMES) in Santiago, Chile, from November 10th to 12th and will be hosted by Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

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. Founded in 1992, LACEA aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas among economists and policymakers. Its purpose is to encourage greater professional interaction among economists concerned with Latin American and Caribbean policy and research problems, without regard to political, ideological or methodological orientation.

LACEA is generously supported by grants from the Global Development Network and the World Bank’s Development Grant Facility. LACEA’s funding has been used to reach out to minorities and economists of under-represented countries of the region, as well as to bring policy-makers closer to the Association’s activities under GDN´s objective of bridging research and policy.

A special GDNet-LACEA session will take place take place during the meeting. Entitled “Researchers and policymakers: Bridging the gap”, the session aims at motivating a debate around the factors that promote or hinder the transfer of knowledge from the academic/research field to the policy arena and what concrete actions could be implemented to further the interaction between both.

The specific objectives of the session will center on identifying:

  1. The main facilitators and barriers to improving the transfer of knowledge from research to policymaking, and to the generation of awareness and interest among decision makers on the importance of academic input into public policies
  2. Concrete actions that both researchers and policymakers can implement to promote agenda-harmonization between them
  3. Specific steps that organizations, such as GDN, could carry out to support the incorporation of policy research into policymaking

The following plenary sessions will take place during the meeting:

  • “Productive Knowledge”

Chairperson: Andrés Benítez (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)

Speaker: Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard University)

  • “The Nature of Liquidity Provision: When Ignorance Is Bliss”

Chairperson: Rafael Repullo (CEMFI)

Speaker: Bengt Holmström (MIT)

  • “Inversion, Indices and Instruments: Identifying Differentiated Products Demand”

Chairperson: Claudio Agostini (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)

Speaker: Steven Berry (Yale University)

  • “Commonality of Information, Tranching and Liquidity”

Chairperson: José de Gregorio (Central Bank of Chile)

Speaker Jean Tirole (Toulose School of Economics)

  • “The Psychology of Scarcity: A Very Different Look at Poverty”

Chairperson: Guillermo Perry (Harvard University)

Speaker: Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University)

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