Development Studies Workshop

2019 Development Studies Workshop & SEBOL Mid-Year Meeting

1800 I Street, NW. Washington, DC 20006
July 26th, 2019

The Society of Bolivian Economists (SEBOL) is organizing a mid-year meeting to promote the interaction of members of SEBOL with international scholars. We are aiming to build a network of collaborators to foster novel ideas and break new ground in development studies.

The meeting will be a one-day workshop to showcase 6 to 8 research papers. Each paper will be first presented by its author, then discussed by an invited scholar, and last discussed in plenary session. All presentations will be delivered in English.

Keynote Speaker

Miguel Urquiola, Columbia University & NBER

Call for papers

We invite interested researchers to submit a one-page summary or preliminary draft of an ongoing research project. We will accept submissions at all stages of development, but strongly encourage work in early stages. We wish to be inclusive and cast a wide net under the broad theme of development studies. In addition to economists, we encourage authors from the social sciences and humanities to participate. We strongly encourage papers at the intersection of multiple fields and those that make use of innovative research tools.

The call for papers is open to all members of the research community, but priority will be given to young researchers—doctoral students and recent graduates.

Important dates

The submission deadline for extended abstracts or drafts is May 13, 2019. Submit papers by email to the workshop chair, Walter Valdivia, at Selected papers will be notified of acceptance by May 24. A preliminary draft should be submitted to the assigned discussants no later than July 12.


Attendance to the workshop is by invitation only, but free of charge. Logistical details will be announced in late May. Participants are responsible to cover travel costs, lodging, and visas. SEBOL cannot sponsor nor provide any assistance towards obtaining a valid visa to travel to the United States.

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