The School of Latin American Development Studies (ELADES) run by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has opened the application period for the 23rd session of the Advanced Studies Program on Latin American Economies, to be held July 8 – August 31, 2022 at the Commission's headquarters in Santiago, Chile, if health conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic allow. Otherwise, it will be held virtually.
Applications are online and open from February 10 – April 30, 2022. The list of candidates selected will be announced by email and published on the ELADES website on May 13. Please note that priority will be given to postgraduate students in economics and other social sciences.
The program is structured in three modules: macroeconomics, microeconomics, and history and development. Each module consists of two weeks of daily classes, Monday – Friday, from 10:00 – 11:30 (in Santiago, Chile), followed by seminars, mentoring, study and discussion activities from 14:30 – 16:00.
Registration and tuition are payment exempt. The classes, mostly in Spanish, are taught by researchers from the ECLAC staff, as well as prestigious scholars from different Latin America and Caribbean universities and the world.
ELADES-ECLAC annually makes the call to young researchers, graduates and/or postgraduates interested in studying the development process in Latin America. Some 600 students from 35 countries and different universities around the world have gone through the Advanced Studies Program (formerly the Summer School) since its creation in 2000.
This is a pluralistic space that promotes discussion, reflection, and the generation and exchange of new ideas related to Latin American development, drawing from the expertise of ECLAC's different divisions and the latest advances in academic research.
More information on application requirements can be found on the ELADES website.