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WAPLAC Workshop # 1 – Welfare and policies in LAC: advances and challenges ahead

San José de Costa Rica

May 9 @ 8:00 am May 10 @ 5:00 pm

We are delighted to invite researchers to submit papers for the international workshop celebrating the launch of the network on Welfare & Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (WAPLAC), which will take place at the University of Costa Rica in San José on 9–10 May 2024.

This two-day conference aims to take stock of recent research on fiscal and welfare policies, inequality, wellbeing, labor market dynamics, support for democracy, and other social outcomes in LAC. Contributions could focus especially on the progress made by the expansion of socio-fiscal policies in the region and the challenges faced to implement sustainable welfare policies from a multidimensional perspective.

Submission guideline: A full paper or an extended abstract must be submitted before 29 February 2024 to h.x.jara-tamayo@lse.ac.uk and david.rivera-gonzalez@u-bordeaux.fr (The name of the pdf should begin with the corresponding authors’ last name). We also encourage submissions of complete sessions (4 papers) indicating the name of the corresponding chairperson.

Find here a a downloadable version of the Call for Papers

Keynote speaker: Verónica Amarante, Instituto de Economía (Iecon)

Decisions will be communicated by 4 March and registrations will be open until 2 April. There are no registration fees.

Local Organizing Committee: Luis Vargas Montoya (Universidad de Costa Rica), Gabriel Madrigal (Universidad de Costa Rica), Mariela Madrigal (Universidad de Costa Rica), Cristina de Teramond (Universidad de Costa Rica).