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Young Scholars based in Latin America are invited to convene in Buenos Aires. The event serves to strengthen the Latin American network of new economic thinkers pursuing a new economic paradigm. Attendees will be able to enjoy several partner events during the same week.

Calls for Papers

The YSI Latin America Convening has 15 Calls for Papers, covering many research areas. You can submit work for presentation to one or two of them. The deadline for submission is April 27.

Abstracts must be submitted in English. Make sure to clearly identify the research problem and research question, to elaborate on the methodology, and to list preliminary findings and/or tentative conclusions.

Full papers are not required, but if submitted, can be in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

If selected, young scholars are encouraged to do their presentations in English, although exceptions will be considered. This is because the convening will bring together people from Latin America and from around the world. If you are not fully comfortable in English, note that this is a good opportunity to practice, enter a global community, and share your work with scholars from different countries. We can assure you that your audience will be friendly, and you will have the support you need.

The YSI Latin America Convening strives to provide an inclusive environment and uphold a balance of gender, nationalities and research interests from across the region. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. 

You can find the Working Groups’ calls for papers here:


Travel support 

Partial or full travel support will be available for selected participants

Partner Events

  • July 16, 2018: Globelics in Latin America (Lalics) will organize a forum for PhD candidates working on development and/or innovation from around Argentina.
  • July 17-18, 2018: The First ‘Conference on Development Planning’ is organized by 6 Argentinean Universities alongside the EPOG Master Course and Economía Feminista. 
  • July 10-13, 2018: The Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM) will host its winter school, attracting students from around Argentina.

Practical Information

Activities will be concentrated in the beautiful city center, at walking distance from many local attractions such as the Obelisco, Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, Recoleta, Congreso, Barrio Norte, and the Theater District, including Teatro Colon.