REPAL 2017: Call for papers

REPAL: Red de Economía Política de América Latina 

Fourth Annual Conference 

27-28 April, 2017

Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Perú)

Call for Papers 

The program committee welcomes proposals that tackle important puzzles and problems, both theoretical and practical, in the political economy of Latin America. Paper proposals (no more than 500 words) should be grounded in solid empirical field research employing whatever methods are appropriate to the research questions. Original data collection efforts on issues related to the current political-economy of the region are also encouraged. Proposals, papers, and presentations can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Please find the proposal form attached.

Submission deadline for paper proposals is 15 November 2016. Send proposals to repalconference@gmail.com. Notification of acceptance will come by mid December 2016. 

Scholars based in Latin America and graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. To promote graduate student involvement, a Graduate Student Best Paper Award will be granted in 2017. Please note that graduate students should apply after they have completed most of their dissertation field research and have results to present. A letter (or email) from a faculty advisor should be sent separately supporting the student’s proposal and confirming that the fieldwork is nearing completion. 

Conference format: 30 minute individual sessions (12 minute presentations with 15 minutes of discussion) in three parallel tracks. Papers should be submitted two weeks before the conference at the latest and will be posted in a website accessible to conference participants. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance to enrich the discussion at the conference. Whereas the conference format provides for intense and fruitful exchange among participants, it also constraints the available number of slots for paper-givers. The selection process is therefore extremely competitive.   

Local Organization: Paula Muñoz (UP)

Other Members of the Organizing Committee: Eduardo Dargent (PUCP) and Maritza Paredes (PUCP) 

Program Chairs: Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile) and Kathryn Hochstetler (LSE). 

Repal is a network of researchers (institutionally affiliated with universities in Latin America, North America, and Europe) interested in promoting and giving greater visibility to new studies in the political economy of Latin America. In thematic terms, we are interested in analyzing the interaction among economic, political, and social processes. We are particularly concerned with how the findings of such analyses further our understanding of development models, the socio-political institutions that sustain them, and the practical problems they face. In methodological terms, we seek to promote research that is empirically grounded and sensitive to context and that leads to new forms of description, concept formation, causal inference, and theoretical innovations that challenge the conventional wisdom on socially relevant phenomenon in the region. With respect to methods of research and analysis, our approach is open and eclectic, based on a simple premise that the methods should be selected as a function of the problem to be studied rather than the reverse. Institutionally, Repal is a network open to the research community and structured around the promotion of diverse, plural debate on the political economy of Latin America. For more information, check the Repal site: http://redeconomiapoliticaamlat.com 

Repal steering committee: Daniela Campello (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro), Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile), Paula Muñoz (Universidad del Pacífico, Lima), Vicky Murillo (Columbia University), Ben Schneider (MIT), Andrew Schrank (Brown University), Eduardo Silva (Tulane University).Fourth Annual Conference

 

REPAL: Red de Economía Política de América Latina Cuarta Conferencia Annual

27 y 28 de abril de 2017

Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Perú)

Convocatoria a presentación de trabajos

El comité de programa de la Red de Economía Política de América Latina (REPAL) invita a la presentación de propuestas de artículos académicos que analicen preguntas de investigación relevantes a la economía política de América Latina, tanto a nivel teórico como aplicado. Las propuestas (de no más de 500 palabras) deben basarse en un sólido trabajo de campo y material empírico, con un diseño metodológico acorde al tipo de pregunta de investigación analizado en el trabajo. Los esfuerzos de recolección de datos originales sobre temáticas relativas a la economía política contemporánea de la región serán también valoradas. Las propuestas, los trabajos y las presentaciones pueden hacerse en inglés, español o portugués. El formato para la presentación de propuestas encontrará adjunto.

La fecha límite para la presentación de propuestas es el 15 de noviembre del 2016. Las propuestas deberán ser enviadas a repalconference@gmail.comLas aceptaciones serán notificadas hacia mediado del diciembre del 2016.

Postulaciones por parte de académicos basados en América Latina, así como estudiantes de doctorado son especialmente bienvenidas. Con el propósito de estimular el interés de estudiantes doctorales, un Premio al Mejor Artículo de Estudiantes Doctorales será entregado en 2017. Nótese que las postulaciones por parte de estudiantes doctorales serán evaluadas en la medida en que hayan completado una buena parte de sus investigación de tesis. Los estudiantes deberán solicitar a su asesor/a académico/a que envíe una carta (o correo electrónico) por separado, confirmando la cercana culminación de la investigación profesoral y apoyando la propuesta.

El formato de la conferencia consistirá en sesiones individuales de 30 minutos (12 minutos de presentación y 15 minutos de discusión), en tres paneles simultáneos. Los trabajos aceptados deberán haber sido cargados en el sitio de la conferencia dos semanas antes del inicio de la conferencia, y estarán disponibles para todos los participantes de la conferencia. Se espera que los participantes hayan leído los trabajos con anterioridad para enriquecer la discusión durante la conferencia.

Organización local: Paula Muñoz (UP).

Otros miembros de comité organizador: Eduardo Dargent (Ciencia Política, PUCP) y Maritza Paredes (Sociología, PUCP).

Responsables del programa: Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile) and Kathryn Hochstetler (LSE). 

Repal es una red de investigadores (con vínculos institucionales a universidades latinoamericanas, norteamericanas y europeas) interesados en promover y otorgar visibilidad a nuevos estudios sobre la economía política de América Latina. En términos temáticos, nos interesa analizar la interacción entre procesos económicos, políticos y sociales. En especial, nos interesa entender en qué medida dicha interacción genera resultados relevantes respecto a los modelos de desarrollo, la institucionalidad político-social que los sostiene, y los problemas prácticos que enfrentan. En términos metodológicos, nos interesa promover investigación empíricamente sustentada y sensible al contexto, que redunde en nuevos esfuerzos de descripción y conceptualización o en la generación de inferencias causales e innovaciones teóricas que desafíen el “saber convencional” acerca de fenómenos socialmente relevantes para la región. En cuanto a técnicas de investigación y análisis, nuestra aproximación es abierta y ecléctica, basada en una premisa sencilla: la técnica de investigación debe ser seleccionada en función del problema de estudio y no al revés. En términos institucionales, REPAL es una red abierta a la comunidad científica, estructurada en torno a la promoción de un debate plural sobre la economía política de América Latina. Para mayor información, visite la página de REPAL:  http://redeconomiapoliticaamlat.com 

Comité directivo: Daniela Campello (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro), Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile), Paula Muñoz (Universidad del Pacífico, Lima), Vicky Murillo (Columbia University), Ben Schneider (MIT), Andrew Schrank (Brown University), Eduardo Silva (Tulane University).

 

REPAL: Rede de Economia Política da América Latina

Cuarta Conferência Anual

27 e 28 de abril de 2017

Universidade do Pacifico (Lima, Peru)

Chamada para submissão de propostas de trabalho

O Comitê do Programa convida aos interessados a apresentar propostas de trabalho que objetivem analisar desafios e problemas de pesquisa relevantes, tanto teóricos quanto práticos, em economia política na América Latina. As propostas (com um limite de 500 palavras) devem ser baseadas em sólido trabalho de campo e material empírico, adotando quaisquer métodos que sejam apropriados para responder às questões de pesquisa sob análise. Propostas, artigos, e apresentações podem ser feitas em inglês, espanhol, ou português. O formulário para participação encontrar anexo.

Estudantes de pós-graduação são estimulados a participar depois de terem concluído a maior parte de sua pesquisa de dissertação. Uma carta (ou e-mail) do orientador em apoio à proposta do aluno deve ser enviada separadamente, confirmando que a pesquisa de campo está próxima de ser finalizada.

O prazo para envio das propostas é 15 de novembro de 2016. As propostas devem ser enviadas para repalconference@gmail.com. A notificação das propostas aceitas será enviada na metade de dezembro de 2016.Formato das apresentações: Sessões individuais de 30 minutos (12 minutos para apresentação e 15 minutos para debate) em três painéis simultâneos. Os artigos completos devem ser submetidos, no mais tardar, duas semanas antes da conferência e vão ser disponibilizados em website para acesso a todos os participantes do encontro. Espera-se dos participantes a leitura prévia dos artigos de forma a enriquecer as discussões durante a conferência.

Coordinadora da organização local: Paula Muñoz (UP)

Outros membros da organização local: Eduardo Dargent (PUCP) e Maritza Paredes (PUCP)

Coordinadores do programa: Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile) e Kathryn Hochstetler (LSE)

Repal é uma rede de pesquisadores (institucionalmente afiliados a universidades na América Latina, América do Norte e Europa) interessados em promover e dar visibilidade a novos estudos em economia política latino-americana. Quanto aos temas, estamos interessados em analisar as interações entre processos econômicos, políticos e sociais. Particularmente, interessa-nos entender como os resultados dessas análises podem contribuir para o nosso entendimento dos modelos de desenvolvimento, das instituições que os sustentam, bem como dos problemas práticos por eles enfrentados. Quanto aos métodos, buscamos promover pesquisas empiricamente baseadas e sensíveis ao contexto, que contribuam para novas formas de descrição, conceitualização, inferência causal e inovações teóricas que desafiem o conhecimento convencional sobre os fenômenos socialmente relevantes para a região. Quanto às técnicas de pesquisa e análise, nossa abordagem é aberta e eclética, baseada na simples premissa de que os métodos devem ser escolhidos em função do problema de pesquisa (e não o contrário). Institucionalmente, a Repal é uma rede aberta à comunidade científica e estruturada para promover o debate diversificado e plural em economia política latino-americana. Para maiores informações, confira o site da Repal: http://redeconomiapoliticaamlat.com.

Comité diretivo: Daniela Campello (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro), Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile), Paula Muñoz (Universidad del Pacífico, Lima), Vicky Murillo (Columbia University), Ben Schneider (MIT), Andrew Schrank (Brown University), Eduardo Silva (Tulane University).

REPAL member Michael Albertus awarded by APSA

Michael Albertus (University of Chicago) has been given the 2016 Luebbert Award for Best Comparative Politics Book by the American Political Science Association for Autocracy and Redistribution: The Politics of Land Reform (Cambridge University Press).

Professor Albertus presented the manuscript of his book at REPAL’s 3rd Annual Meeting at MIT in Cambridge, USA, June 2016.

REPAL 2017 Annual Meeting

The REPAL 2017 Annual Meeting will take place in Lima, Peru, 27-28 April.

REPAL’s following four Annual Meetings will be held in Bogota, Colombia (2018), New Orleans, United States (2019), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2020).

REPAL 2016 Annual Meeting held June 10-11 at MIT

REPAL’s 2016 Annual Meeting was held at MIT on June 10 and 11 and included presentations of 47 papers and 3 book manuscripts. The conference was opened with a keynote address by Barbara Stallings (Brown University) on China-Latin America relations and closed with a panel discussion on the political economy of the United States, with presentations by Jorge Dominguez (Harvard), Tom Kochan (MIT Sloan), Chappell Lawson (MIT), and Charles Stewart (MIT). It also featured a discussion about the DA-RT initiative, led by Evan Lieberman (MIT).

The REPAL 2016 Program and the REPAL 2016 DART Discussion Summary can be downloaded here.

REPAL member Tasha Fairfield awarded by LASA

Tasha Fairfield (LSE) has been awarded the 2016 Donna Lee Van Cott Award for best book on political institutions by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), for her book Private Wealth and Public Revenue in Latin America: Business Power and Tax Politics (Cambridge University Press).

Professor Fairfield presented the manuscript of her book at REPAL’s 1st Annual Meeting in Santiago, Chile, June 2014.

REPAL 2016 Conference Information

REPAL: Red de Economía Política de América Latina

Third Annual Conference

10-11 June 2016, MIT (Boston, USA)

Accommodation: REPAL 2016 will be held at the MIT Sloan School of Management (near Kendall Square). Please see this map for nearby hotel recommendations. We expect the conference to run 9:00-17:00 on both the 10th and the 11th, please plan your trip accordingly. For further information on hotel reservations for the REPAL 2016 Conference, please email Carlos Bustamente at repal@maestromeetings.org.

Registration: Please follow this link to register for REPAL 2016. Registration fees are $50 for non-students and $10 for students.

REPAL 2016 Accepted Papers

See below for a list of accepted papers to the REPAL 2016 conference!

Accepted papers.

REPAL mailing list

To join our mailing list, please send us an e-mail: repalconference@gmail.com

REPAL 2016: Call for Papers

REPAL: Red de Economía Política de América Latina

Third Annual Conference

10-11 June 2016

MIT (Boston, USA)

Call for Papers

The program committee welcomes proposals that tackle important puzzles and problems, both theoretical and practical, in the political economy of Latin America. Paper proposals (no more than 500 words) should be grounded in solid empirical field research employing whatever methods are appropriate to the research questions. Original data collection efforts on issues related to the current political-economy of the region are also encouraged. Proposals, papers, and presentations can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Download the forms here.

Submission deadline for paper proposals is 15 December 2015. Send proposals to repalconference@gmail.com. Notification of acceptance will come by late January 2016.

Scholars based in Latin America and graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. To promote graduate student involvement, a Graduate Student Best Paper Award will be granted in 2016. Please note that graduate students should apply after they have completed most of their dissertation field research and have results to present. A letter (or email) from a faculty advisor should be sent separately supporting the student’s proposal and confirming that the fieldwork is nearing completion.

Conference format: 30 minute individual sessions (12 minute presentations with 15 minutes of discussion) in three parallel tracks. Papers should be submitted two weeks before the conference at the latest and will be posted in a website accessible to conference participants. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance to enrich the discussion at the conference. Whereas the conference format provides for intense and fruitful exchange among participants, it also constraints the available number of slots for paper-givers. The selection process is therefore extremely competitive.

Local Organization: Ben Ross Schneider, MIT.

Program Chairs: Maria Victoria Murillo (Columbia University) and Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile).

Sara Niedzwiecki (University of New Mexico), selected as the winner of the 2015 REPAL Annual Conference Best Paper Prize

Sara Niedzwiecki (University of New Mexico), was selected as the winner of the 2015 REPAL Annual Conference Best Paper Prize for her paper “Social Policies, Attribution of Responsibility, and Political Alignments. A Subnational Analysis of Argentina and Brazil.” 

The prize committee was composed by Tulia Faletti (University of Pennsylvania), Matthew Carnes (Georgetown University), and Juliana Martínez (University of Costa Rica)

Best Paper

“Social Policies, Attribution of Responsibility, and Political Alignments. A Subnational Analysis of Argentina and Brazil.”