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Center for Study of New Developmentalism of São Paulo School of Economics – Getulio Vargas Foundation – Sao Paulo, Brazil (FGV/EESP)


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Getulio Vargas Foundation

Cambridge University



January 08th – January 12th, 2018

An Announcement for the Seventh Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics



We are pleased to announce that the seventh edition of the Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics (Laporde) will be held in São Paulo (Brazil) from 8th to 12th of January 2018. The programme is based on the experience of the successful Cambridge Advance Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (CAPORDE), which was held in Cambridge, UK, from 2002 to 2008. The programme will admit a selected group of young academics, preferably from developing countries with a focus in Latin America, and provide them with lectures, discussions, and research workshops with leading scholars on cutting edge topics in macro and development economics from a number of critical perspectives.

There will be no tuition fees. Limited travel support can be offered by the Programme (depending on the availability of funds).


The Programme


Laporde is a high-level training programme in development economics which aims to build capacity in economics and economic policy-making. The program is intended mainly for young graduate students from Brazil and abroad. There is a growing demand for an alternative to orthodox economic theory, due to the failure of several recent reforms and macroeconomic policies in many developing economies. This course aims to fill this gap by including lectures in which participants will discuss macroeconomic theories and national development strategies that enable middle-income countries to carry out the process of catching up without causing macroeconomic imbalances and income concentration as observed over the last few years. It is an opportunity for students to be exposed to the edge of critical research on these issues.


The course takes five days and consists of lectures and discussions provided by some of the world’s leading academics in relevant fields. An excellent opportunity will be given for a selected group of students whose research interest is in economic development and Latin America. In particular, Laporde will give room for gain exposure to frontier research undertaken from critical perspectives on key issues in development economics and macroeconomics.


Each day of the workshop will consist of two sessions, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. There will also have one short night talk. Each session lasts three and a half hours. The sessions will be mostly in the form of lectures, which will consist of at least two and a half hours of lecturing and at least 30 minutes of discussions with a break. Lectures will be given in English. There will also be informal contacts between students and faculty during lunch, and coffee breaks. The details of the preliminary programme is available on Laporde’s website ( 




LAPORDE aims to receive a group of graduate students and promising researchers who wish to reach relevant positions in the academic or political affairs. Candidates whose research focus is the economic development of middle-income countries will have preference. Former students of Laporde, Aporde and Caporde will also have the opportunity to present their researches in special sessions. There will be no tuition fees. Limited travel support can be offered by the Programme (depending on the availability of funds).


Candidates must demonstrate first-class intellectual capacity and proficiency in English. The following documents should be sent to and


  1 - Curriculum;

  2 - One letter of recommendation;

  3 - A cover letter written by the candidate her/himself describing in no more than one page the reasons that would endorse her/his acceptance, and how she/he intends to apply the discussed content in the Seventh Edition of the Laporde. This letter should be written in English.

  4 – Passport copy.





Important Dates

-          The deadline to submit the documents should be no more than November 10th, 2017.

-          Candidates will be notified of the results by November 16th-20 th. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.



ATTENTION: ex-participants (from Laporde, Caporde or Aporde) interested in in presenting papers should send an email with the abstract of the paper (max. 5000 characters) and the CV until November 10th, 2017. We are not requiring transcripts and letter of recommendation for them.




                                             LIST OF CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)


Bresser-Pereira, Luiz Carlos - Emeritus Professor at FGV and former Minister of Finance, Federal Administration and Science and Technology

Chang, Ha-Joon - University of Cambridge

Kregel, Jan - Senior Scholar, Levy Institute, and professor, Tallinn University of Technology

Ocampo, Jose Antonio - Columbia University and former Secretary of Economics Issues at United Nations

Palma, Gabriel - University of Cambridge


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