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).

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