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ECLAC’s Summer School Accepts Applications and Launches Call for Papers

23 February 2015|Announcement

The sixteenth session of this academic program on Latin American economies will take place from July 20 to September 30 in Santiago, Chile, and will coincide with a seminar on structuralism.


Participants in the 2013 Summer School of ECLAC.
Participants in the 2013 Summer School of ECLAC.
Photo: ECLAC.

The applications process for the sixteenth session of the Summer School on Latin American Economies began on Monday, February 23. The training program is organized annually by the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and it is aimed at young researchers interested in studying the Latin American development process. The registration period ends April 15.

The course, which will be held at ECLAC’s headquarters in the Chilean capital, is free of charge but participants are responsible for the costs associated with their travel and accommodations. Anyone in the world with an advanced university degree in economics or related areas can apply. Ideally, applicants would be seeking their Master’s or doctorate degrees in the field of economic development and would understand Spanish and English.

The classes, which will take place between July 20 and September 30, are given by ECLAC’s professional staff along with other prominent economists and social scientists. They will address theoretical and empirical matters, with an emphasis on the region’s recent economic history and the way it shapes perspectives and policies towards the future.

This year, for the first time, the Summer School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) call on former students to submit, by April 6, their work to be presented at a seminar scheduled for July 28 and 29.

The seminar called “Keynes, Schumpeter and Latin American structuralism,” which will also be held at the headquarters of the United Nations organization in Chile, aims to forge ties between old and new generations of students of this Summer School, started in 2000.

A total of 18 papers will be accepted and will qualify to compete for a prize awarded by ECLAC and INET, whose results will be announced on April 27. The prize consists of free airfare to the Chilean capital and a two-day stay (See terms and conditions).

It is estimated that between two and three former students will be able to receive the prize, depending on the cost of airfare at the time of purchase and the winners’ countries of origin. The people with selected works who do not win the prize must assume the costs of their travel and lodgings in Santiago.

The texts will be evaluated by an ad-hoc committee made up of four experts from different divisions of ECLAC.