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Call for Papers


5th Regional Meeting
Public Policy Analysis with Computable General Equilibrium Models


Organized by:
Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC

with the collaboration of:
Escuela de Administración y Finanzas y Tecnologías, Universidad EAFIT, and Universidad del Rosario

September 29 and 30, 2014
Bogota, Colombia


The objective of the regional meetings is to establish a space for dialogue among modelers working on the region and to strengthen capabilities in the analysis and evaluation of public policies. The event is a space for methodological and economic policy discussions for researchers and policymakers who work in the Latin American and Caribbean region. On one hand, the event seeks to increase the knowledge of modelers with regard to new areas of analysis using CGEs, while on the other hand it seeks to provide feedback on the modeler’s research from economic policymakers.


The organizing committee invites interested researchers to send their contributions—theoretical, empirical or methodological—related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Papers in the following areas are of particular interest:

  1. International negotiations and regional integration: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Transatlantic Agreement on Trade and Investment, Alliance of the Pacific, international agreements on climate change and emission reductions.
  2. International Trade: Trade policy, impacts on poverty and inequality, services trade, trade and climate change, trade facilitation, food security.
  3. Climate Change and the Environment: Economic impacts of climate change, adaptation to climate change, low carbon growth and co-benefits, forests, biodiversity, payments for ecosystem services and land use change.
  4. LAC participation in value chains: Regional integration and regional value chains, industrial dynamics and specialization, technological intensity and production structure.
  5. Data and methodologies: Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, input-output and social accounting matrices, elasticities and coefficients, foreign direct investment, value added accounting in services trade, value chains.

Interested participants should send their draft or full papers through the following link, before June 15, 2014. Questions may be sent to with subject: CGE Regional Meeting 2014.

Papers in English or Spanish should be no longer than 10,000 words and should be sent in PDF or Word format. The committee also welcomes proposals for organized sessions for which a title and abstract of the session and maximum of four full papers or abstract should be submitted.


Papers will be reviewed by the technical committee considering their relevance and academic merit, particularly in regard to innovative methodologies. A special category will be reserved for papers by Latin American doctoral students and their dissertations on the topics mentioned above, as well as a category for government officials of the region. The results of the selection process will be sent by email before July 15, 2014.


We hope to see you in Bogota.


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