The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has announced the start of the application process for the 2017 Summer School on Latin American Economies, a training programme for young researchers interested in studying Latin America’s development process.
The Summer School’s eighteenth session will be held from 20 July to 8 September 2017 at the headquarters of the United Nations Regional Commission in Santiago, Chile.
The registration period ends on 10 April and the list of selected candidates will be published on 17 April.
The Summer School is organized by the ECLAC Division of Production, Productivity and Management. Its programme covers the regional organization’s main areas of expertise, ranging from the macroeconomic to the microeconomic and including topics related to social policy, human rights, sustainable development and other areas.
Classes are taught by ECLAC professional staff and by prominent guest economists and social scientists.
The course is free of charge, but participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. Anyone in the world with an advanced university degree in economics or related areas may apply. Ideally, applicants would be seeking master’s degrees or doctorates in the field of economic development and would understand both Spanish and English.