Opportunity: REPAL ANNUAL MEETING 2021

The 7th Repal conference will take place on July 15- 17th, 2021 (10-4pm EST) and is being hosted virtually by Cornell University’s Einaudi Center.  Accepted papers and book panels are now posted on the Repal 2021 conference site.  

Repal’s annual conference provides a setting for researchers based in Latin America and outside of the region to share work-in-progress examining the political economy of Latin America.  In thematic terms, scholars in the Repal network analyze the interaction among economic, political and social processes. With respect to methods of research and analysis, Repal 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. This year, there will be four parallel sessions over three days. 

Registration is now open!  One does not need to present at Repal to attend, and we actively encourage attendance beyond those presenting. If you plan to attend, it is important to register in advance so as to receive access to the papers that will be discussed before the start of the meeting.  

Please register here.  (Registration payments for those who previously registered for the cancelled 2020 conference will carry over to this conference.) Registration rates for Repal 2021 are $10 for students, $30 for non-students based in Latin America, and $50 for non-students based outside Latin America.  If you are facing economic hardships due to Covid, the registration fee can be waived; please contact repalconference@gmail.com.

About Mauricio Bugarin

Mauricio Soares Bugarin is full professor at the Economics Department of the University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and is currently Leader of the Economics and Politics Research Group (CNPq-UnB). From 2006 to 2011 he was full professor of Economics at Insper Institute, São Paulo, Brazil, where he served as the director of undergraduate studies in Economics and created the joint degree program in Economics and Business Administration. Prof. Bugarin is a research fellow of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) and served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society from 2007 to 2011. He has produced numerous research articles published in peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Mathematical Economics, Oxford Academic Papers, Public Choice, and Social Choice and Welfare; a book on the control of public expenditure in Brazil published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; several academic book chapters; and has received several academic prizes including Brazilian National Treasure Secretariat Prizes (Public Finance), a National Health Economics Prize, and the Haralambos Simeonides Prize for the best article in Economics published in a year by a Brazilian author. Prof. Bugarin’s main interests include public economics, public finance and the relationship between economics and politics. He regularly teaches PhD courses in game theory and mechanism design, the economics of incentives and information and positive political economics.
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