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Pre-conference, social and professional development activities

Wednesday, November 15th

1. Hotelling Lectures

Date: Wednesday, November 15th

Session 1: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 2: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 3: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Event description:

Each year, the Econometric Society's Hotelling Lectures bring a leading economic theorist to one of the annual meetings who delivers a graduate-level mini-course in their area of expertise. The location of the lectures rotates among the regional meetings. This lecture series honors influential economist Harold Hotelling, who presided over the Society in 1936 and 1937. We invite everyone registered to the conference to attend this lectures (at no extra cost).


Boston University Professor Barton Lipman, the current Executive Vice-President of the Econometric Society and a Co-Editor of Econometrica, will deliver this year's lectures. Professor Lipman is a micro theorist who works on various topics in decision theory, game theory, and mechanism design. His lectures will be titled "Games and Mechanisms with Evidence."

2. The Washington Consensus in Latin America: 30 Years After

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Date: Wednesday, November 15th

Time: 6:00 p. m.

Location: Exhibition Hall at the Civic Center, Universidad de Los Andes, Rgd Building, Cra. 1 #19-20, Bogotá.



This panel discussion, organized by TREES (Teaching and Researching Equitable Economics from the South) at the Universidad de los Andes and PRAEM (Program for Economic Analysis in Mexico) at El Colegio de México, addresses the legacy and lessons of the Washington Consensus in Latin America, 30 years after its introduction. It reflects on the present and past, and looks towards the future, seeking to stimulate discussions and propose changes in economic, political, and social matters.


Following the panel discussion, attendees are invited to enjoy a gastronomic experience showcasing the authentic flavors of the Colombian Pacific coast. This event is led by Escuela Taller de Bogotá, a foundation associated with the Heritage and Memory Directorate of the Ministry of Culture. The foundation's primary mission is to provide training in crafts, knowledge, arts, and cultural traditions, with a focus on migrants, women, and young people.


  • Cecilia López: Former State Minister of Colombia

  • Lorenza Martínez: CEO of Banco Actinver (Mexico)

  • Olga Lucía Acosta: Co-director of Banco de la República (Colombia)

  • Santiago Levy: Head of the Employment Mission in Colombia



To attend this event, please register at the following link: Transportation will be provided from the Javeriana campus.

3. Visit to the Gold Museum

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Date: Wednesday, November 15th

Time: 5:30 p. m.

Location: Gold Museum, Cra. 6 #15-88, Bogotá.


Cocktail offered by the Banco de la República at the Gold Museum followed by a guided visit of the museum. This will follow the Hotelling Lectures. Please register at the following link: RSVP. Transportation will be provided from the Javeriana campusand back to the conference hotels.


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Date: Thursday, November 16th

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, check Oxford Abstracts program for location


Event Description:

WELAC (Women in Economics In LAC) will be holding a mentoring session during the LACEA-LAMES conference in Bogota, Colombia.  The session is on November 16th at 10:30, with the exact location at the University to be specified later. This mentoring session will be immediately followed by a brainstorming session to discuss what should be the next steps at the national and regional level to advance women’s standing in the profession.  


The mentoring session will focus on publishing and grant proposals, teaching, work/life balance, but you are also free to introduce other topics in the discussions.  The mentors include: Veronica Amarante (Universidad de la Republica), Ana Balsa (Universidad de Montevideo), Lucila Berniell (CAF -Development Bank), Inés Berniell (CEDLAS-UNLP), Adriana Camacho Gonzalez (Universidad de Los Andes), Raquel Fernández (New York University), Raquel Fonseca  (ESG-UQAM), Jeanne Lafortune (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile),  Florencia Lopez Boo (Inter-American Development Bank), Diana Moreira (University of California, Davis), Susan W. Parker (University of Maryland), Paula Pereda (University of Sao Paulo), Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto), Laura Ripani (Inter-American Development Bank), Joana Silva (Catolica-Lisbon University), and Rodrigo Reis Soares (Insper).      


WELAC is eager to have all female economists, especially junior ones, attend; men are also welcome. 


Please fill out this short form if you plan to attend.

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5. Panel on Latin American Contemporary Issues


Date: Thursday, November 16th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Alfonso Quintana Auditorium (Jorge Hoyos Building)


Panel session moderated by Luz Karime Abadía Alvarado (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana), with Ana Fernanda Maiguashca (Consejo Privado de Competitividad), Santiago Levy (Brookings Institution) and Luis Fernando Mejía (Fedesarrollo).

This panel will be followed by the broadcasting of the soccer world cup qualification match, Colombia vs. Brazil, at 7 pm (food will be served)!

6. Conference Dinner at "Claustro de las Aguas"


Date: Friday, November 17th

Time: 7:00pm-10:30pm

Location: Claustro de las Aguas, Cra 2 No. 18ª – 58, Bogotá



After the day's conference sessions conclude on Friday, we invite all attendees to a special conference dinner at the enchanting "Claustro de las Aguas" venue, located at Cra 2 No. 18ª – 58.

To make your experience even more convenient, transportation will be provided from the university to the venue and back for those interested in attending this social event.

7. LACEA’s Impact Evaluation Network Social Event


Date: Saturday, November 18th

Time: 6:15pm-9:00pm

Location: Terrace of Ed. José Gabriel Maldonado S.J., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana



Following the conclusion of Saturday's conference sessions, we invite all attendees to the Impact Evaluation Network Social Event. This event will take place on the terrace of Ed. José Gabriel Maldonado S.J., located on the campus of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

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