School on Latin American Economies 2020

Santiago, Chile - 13 Jul-4 Sep 2020
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Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)



About us

The Summer School has given rise to ECLAC’s School of Advanced Studies on Latin American Economies, a plural space for thought that promotes discussion, reflection, and the exchange of ideas on development theories and policies. It combines specialized contributions from different ECLAC divisions with the advances and debates on the frontier of academic research.

The School is an opportunity to discuss development issues with depth and rigor, while respecting the pluralism inherent in the social sciences. Theoretical and empirical issues are addressed during the program, with emphasis on the experience of Latin American countries. The program is structured in four modules: economic history and political economy, structuralist macroeconomics, evolutionary microeconomics, and development.

The School is aimed at young researchers around the world. Classes are taught by ECLAC staff and also by leading external teachers invited every year. The program is offered annually between the months of July and September.

Participants are exempt from payment of tuition and course fees but are responsible to cover costs of transfer, travel, accommodation and stay which are not considered in the scholarship.

Application process and requirements

Requirements: University degree in disciplines related to social sciences or humanities; to be enrolled in a postgraduate program, or to have recently completed a postgraduate degree, which is an important asset in the selection process. Proficiency in English and Spanish is necessary, as classes are taught in both languages.

Applicants must complete the application form and request a supervisor or person who is familiarized with their academic or work experience to send a letter of reference to the contact email.


Academic Coordinator: José Gabriel Porcile

School Coordinator: Felipe Correa


Administrative Coordinator: María José Hernández


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Practical information

Class schedules are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes are held at the ECLAC regional headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

The School is organized in 4 modules: 1) Economic history and political economy, 2) Macroeconomics, 3) Microeconomics and 4) Development. Each module consists of two weeks of daily classes, corresponding to 30 chronological hours of face-to-face classes, totaling 120 chronological hours of classes in-person plus 112 hours of remote work.

Each module has a final evaluation consisting of a written test or practical work. To obtain the final certificate (issued by ECLAC) students must have attended at least 80% of the classes and have passed at least two of the four assessments with a performance equal to or greater than 50%.

ECLAC makes available to students its infrastructure, which consists of resources available in the Hernán Santa Cruz Library, computers and study areas, as well as access to seminars and open activities of the institution.



Economic History

Luis Bértola (U. of the Republic, Uruguay)


Esteban Pérez (ECLAC)

Gabriel Porcile (ECLAC)

Alberto Botta (U. of Greenwich, United Kingdom)


Tommaso Ciarli (U. of Sussex, United Kingdom)

Sebastián Fleitas (U. of Leuven, Belgium)

Jorge Katz (U. of Chile, Chile)


Felipe Correa (ECLAC)


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