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3rd History of Economics Winter School in Latin America. A YSI pre-HES Event.

YSI Pre-HES Latin America Winter School

Start time:

July 12 - July 14



Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago


Summer school

How to attend

Fill the form below in order to apply before 15 March, 2024. http://tinyurl.com/histeconws Limited partial travel stipends and accommodation for both the Winter School and the HES Conference are available upon request. Selected participants are expected to submit an extended abstract (between 2 and 3 pages) of their research project on 15 June, 2024. Besides, participants do have to register as either presenters or audience at the HES Conference (it is a different registration: to present a paper, the deadline is on 15 March, 2024 - more info: https://historyofeconomics.org/2024-santiago/). Both written extended abstracts and oral presentations at the Winter School can be made in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, but visual presentations (such as PPT) must be in English. For any questions, please contact us: [email protected]


15th March 2024


As a collaboration between the Latin American Association for the History of Economic Thought (ALAHPE), the History of Economics Society (HES) and Young Scholars Initiative (YSI), the 3rd History of Economics Winter School in Latin America will take place at the Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile, on 12-14 July, 2024, as a pre-HES Conference meeting, which will take place at the same venue on 14-18 July. The topic of the Winter School is “HET research in Latin America: present consolidation and future challenges”.

After two previous Latin American History of Economics Summer Schools (Bogotá, 2015 and Ouro Preto, 2017), the Winter School intends to bring together young scholars interested in expanding their knowledge of the history of economics and in improving their research skills. As the initiative is part of a Latin American effort to strengthen the HET community, the Winter School will emphasize regional and national traditions of economic thought, as well as the interplay between ideas and policy in Latin American countries. The target audience, however, is not supposed to be restricted to the region. Quite the opposite; the objective is to include scholars, both young and senior, from many different parts of the world. The same applies to the academic topics to be covered. The idea is to encourage debates not only on Latin American issues in a restricted sense, but on interconnections and processes of dissemination. In other words: on articulations between Latin America and the rest of the world.

Besides promoting productive interactions between the new generation of Latin American scholars and the broader international community, represented by the members of the HES, there are two other reasons for organizing the Winter School in Chile. First, the city of Santiago de Chile has a symbolic meaning in the history of Latin American economic thought. As the home city of the headquarters of the Economic Commission of Latin America (ECLAC/CEPAL), Santiago was the place where 20th-century economists such as Raúl Prebisch and Celso Furtado elaborated and discussed the foundations of theoretical reflections inspired by the Latin American economic reality. A potential collaboration between the ECLAC and the Winter School is currently underway. Second, colleagues from the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Universidad del Desarollo (UDD) agreed to host the initiative, assuring that the Winter School will benefit from the modern infrastructure and organizational expertise of a high-level academic institution such as the UDD.

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