Annual Meeting 2015


The Department of Social and Political Sciences at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU, Montevideo) will host the 2015 Repal conference, in 7-8 July 2015.  Juan Bogliaccini (UCU) will chair the local organizing committee, and Ben Ross Schneider (MIT) and Angélika Rettberg (UNIANDES) will serve as program chairs.

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.  Proposals, papers, and presentations can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Submission deadline for paper proposals is 15 December 2014. Send proposals to Notification of acceptance will come by late January 2015.

Please send your paper in PDF format to The deadline is Today, July 1st, 2015.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM (subject to further changes)


REPAL 2015 Papers:

Opening Keynote: Rethinking Productive Development, Ernesto Stain

Amengual, Who Gets What Out of Extractives 

Andrade, Déjà Vu: Retorno de la ISI en Ecuador

Ancochea & Martínez, Social Policy Architectures

Bensusán & O’Connor, Innovation in Policy Making in City Governments 

Bianchi, Fuentes, & Pittaluga, Capacidades Estatales y Desarrollo Productivo

Bril-Mascarenhas, The Politics of Pension Regulation 

Bonvecchi & Simison, Fiscal Federalism and Lawmaking under Authoritarianism

Botelo & Kasahara, Policy- Entrepreneurship or Policy -Opportunism?

Carnes & Mares, Explaining the “Return of the State” in Middle-Income Countries

Doner & Schneider, The Middle Income Trap

Dossi, La Elite Corporativa Industrial en los Años Noventa

Gonzalez, Freedom of Few

Heredia & Nemiña, Role of Heterodoxy in Argentinian Neoliberalism

Hochstetler, Green Industrial Policy and Industrial Energy Transition 

Horihuela, Polanyi in the Peruvian Amazon 

Kaplan, The China Boom in Latin America 

Madrid, Origins of Democracy in Chile

Mahon, Models of Public Finance

Mejia Guinand, Changing Role of Central Planning 

Monsalve & Puerta, Corporate Networks and Consolidation

Murillo & Mangonnet, Redistributive Conflict over Commodity Rents

Niedzwiecki, Social Policies, Attribution of Responsibility, and Political Alignments

Olivera & Urdinez, Domestic Coalitions and International Trade

Panther, Global and Domestic Inequalities 

Rodríguez W., Impulsando la Desigualdad de Mercado, Chile

Schneider, Democratic Deepening and International Insertion 

Silva, Patagonia Without Dams 

von Schiller, Business Organisations, Party Systems and Tax Composition  

REPAL 2015 Book Panels:

Daniela Campello. The Politics of Market Discipline in Latin America: Globalization and Democracy.

Eduardo Dargent. Technocracy and Democracy in Latin America.

Isik Ozel.  State-business Alliances and Economic Development:  Turkey, Mexico, and North Africa.

Hillel Soifer.  State Building in Latin America, Introduction 

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