GDN, in collaboration with CAF, is now accepting proposals from young researchers of Latin America and the Caribbean countries for its Regional Research Competition. The theme of the competition is “Financial Inclusion and Microfinance: Impact on welfare and development”. Three research grants of up to US$ 10000 each are to be won. Last date of submission is extended till 23 December, 2013 (GMT 11:59PM). Apply now! To apply, click here
Electrification programs increase employment opportunities for both men and women in rural Peru
Governments in developing countries devote a significant share of their resources to invest in public infrastructure. In fact, providing access to basic services such as water sanitation, electricity, and telecommunications is one of the top priorities in their policy agendas. The aim of this paper is to examine the effects of a rural electrification program on employment in Peru.
The authors conclude highlighting that future work should look at the impact of other variables such as on educational outcomes. Access to electricity could be thought of as shock to school quality, which, in turn, may affect the demand for education. Electrification could also affect health outcomes through better equipment at health centres or less demand for in-door polluting technologies. Future research on such outcomes would be important to understand the overall effect of electrification on the lives of the rural poor.
Improving logistics performance is at the core of fostering growth and competitiveness in Latin America. Better logistics strengthen domestic and foreign trade, and play an important role in attracting investment and creating employment in logistics-intensive sectors (WEF, Bain and World Bank, 2013; Shepherd, 2011; Blyde and Molina, 2012). Fundamentally, efficient logistics ensure good transport links and reduce transaction costs at large within the economy. In addition, it promotes integration into international trade, helping to boost exports, reduce import costs, and facilitate entry into Global Value Chains (Rodrigue, 2012; OECD/WTO, 2013).
2013 Rodrigo Gómez Central Bank Award CEMLA's Board of Governors decided to grant the 2013 Rodrigo Gómez Central Bank Award to Bruno Silva Martins and Ricardo Schechtman, officials from the Banco Central do Brasil, for their study entitled "Loan Pricing Following a Macroprudential within-Sector Capital Measure". In this paper, to be published by CEMLA in English and Spanish, the authors examine the consequences on loan pricing of a macroprudential capital measure in Brazil. CEMLA's Board of Governors wishes to thank Enrique Alberola, Executive Coordinator, Associate Directorate General International Affairs, Banco de España; Antón Sarabia, Research Professor at theCIDE; and Gabriel Pérez del Peral, Director of Economics at the Universidad Panamericana, who participated jointly with the representatives of the Board members in the jury of this edition of the Award. Researchers of the region are invited to participate in the 2014 Award. More information here.
EU – LAC Awards 2013 The EU-LAC Awards are organised by the EU-LAC Foundation together with other partners, with the aim of promoting visibility, mutual knowledge of models of good practices and innovation among regions. It is with this purpose, that the EU-LAC Foundation invites societies of both regions to nominate candidates for the annual awards, with four different categories, to acknowledge different types of projects made in any of the Member States of the European Union or CELAC. The EU-LAC Awards are presented annually and its prizes depend on each specific category, which consist of: Journalism, Entrepreneurial Innovation, Public Management, and Citizens' Initiatives. Deadline: 24:00 hr (GMT 1) on 1 March 2014. To apply click here
Positions for Assistant Professors at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez The Department of Economics at the University of Ciudad Juárez seeks applications to fill up to three full-time tenured track positions (starting in August 2014) in the following areas: Public economics (two positions) and Economics of Development (one position). Applicants must: i) Hold a Ph.D. in economics, applied economics, or related from an accredited institution by August 2014. ii) Exhibit ability to publish in leading Mexican and international journals. iii) Be familiar with quantitative methods in economics. iv) Be able to teach in English or Spanish (however applicants are expected to teach in Spanish in two years). Applicants are expected to engage in research, teaching, tutoring, directing thesis, etc. In general, the teaching load is two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate programs in economics. Send job market paper, a CV, and three letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Aso/Full Professor, University of Florida As part of the University of Florida’s “Preeminence Initiative,” the Center for Latin American Studies and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Florida invite applications for multiple tenure-track nine-month positions at the rank of associate or full professor in the social sciences with a focus on Latin American development to begin in August 2014. Applicants should apply through the University of Florida’s GatorJobs on-line applicant tracking system and submit: a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013, and continue until an applicant pool has been established. This search is part of a cluster of strategic hires in Latin American social science at the University of Florida. Applicants for these positions are encouraged to also apply for the position of Professor/Associate Professor in Latin American Studies/Social Sciences here.
Latest Organizations from Latin America & Caribbean
The GDNet Latin America window features various funding opportunities, news, policy-related social science research papers, and profiles of researchers and organizations. GDNet’s Regional Network Partner for this region is the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA).