The 2016 Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA) and the Latin American Meetings of the Econometric Society (LAMES) Annual Meetings will take place in the beautiful city of Medellin, Colombia from November 10 to 12, 2016.  The meetings will be hosted by Universidad EAFIT and the Colombian Central Bank (Banco de la República de Colombia) and will take place at Universidad EAFIT's campus.

By registering to the LACEA – LAMES 2016 annual meetings, participants will be welcomed to attend all sessions.


Please note that authors may only present one paper to each association, and the same paper can not be submitted to both associations. Each person however may be co-author of several papers presented. In order to submit a paper for LAMES you must be an active member of the Econometric Society. Likewise in order to submit a paper to LACEAyou must be an active member of LACEA. 


Papers can only be submitted electronically through the LACEA - LAMES ExOrdo System . All papers, including their abstracts, must be written in English and submitted electronically in a single PDF file with a maximum size of 5MB. No other format will be accepted.


Program Committee, conference program, venue, registration, accommodation, social events and technical conference support will be made available through the conference’s website 


Submissions will be accepted until May 31th, 2016 and we expect to send the results by August 15, 2016.


Conference Chair

Juan Felipe Mejía (Universidad EAFIT)


LAMES Program Chairs

Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt University)

Sergio Firpo (Insper)

Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza (Universidad EAFIT) 

LACEA Program Chairs

Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza (Universidad EAFIT)

Carlos Medina (Banco de la República de Colombia) 


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