Call For Papers


Tarija, Bolivia, 7-8 November 2024

We are delighted to invite the submission of papers for the 15th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (BCDE15). The conference will take place in-person from Thursday 7th to Friday 8th November 2024 and will be hosted by Universidad Católica Boliviana (UCB) in Tarija, Bolivia.


The Bolivian Conference on Development Economics aims to bring together local and international scholars to exchange ideas and discuss recent research on all areas related to economic development. We welcome submissions of theoretical and applied research, and we particularly encourage Bolivian scholars at an early stage in their careers to submit their work. The conference is organized by the Society of Bolivian Economists (SEBOL), with the support from Universidad Católica Boliviana (UCB), the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences (ABCE), the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD), and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Bolivia (SDSN).


Claudia Martinez is a professor of economics at Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Currently she is also Lead Economist, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank and Co-LeadGender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative (GDLab). She obtained her PhD in economics from University of Michigan in 2007. She has published her work in several journals including Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, International Journal of Educational Research and International Journal of Educational Development.

Pablo Andrés Neumeyer is a professor of economics at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. His research is in the fields of macroeconomics, international finance and development. He obtained his PhD in economics from Columbia University in 1992. He was Argentina’s Central Bank’s chief economist between February 2016 and June 2018. He is a consultant in topics related to international finance and development for the financial industry, central banks, and international financial institutions. He has published his work in several journals including American Economic Review, Econometrica and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and a Guggenheim Fellow and received the Premio Konex Platino (2016).


BCDE15 invites individual submission of research papers to be presented in parallel contributed sessions. Submissions in all research areas related to development economics are welcome. We also encourage submissions of work at the intersection of different fields and disciplines, in particular those that provide novel insights related to development economics.

All submitted papers will be reviewed prior to acceptance for presentation, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome by email.

Please submit your papers using this link:

Proposals for an entire thematic session are also welcome. For this, please submit three (3) papers individually using the link above and email the conference organizers to alert them about your proposed thematic session. Please note that all papers submitted as part of a thematic session will be reviewed individually. A thematic session will be formed if all papers are accepted. Otherwise, individually accepted papers will be allocated to parallel contributed sessions.


  • Paper submissions deadline: August 15th, 2024.
  • Paper status notification: September 1st, 2024.
  • Registration deadline for accepted papers: September 31st, 2024.


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