Call for Papers | Workshop RED in Mexico: Challenges of a New Era | June 14-16, 2019 | Universidad Panamericana & CIDE-RC Aguascalientes, AGS, Mexico

The Universidad Panamericana and CIDE-RC invite research paper submissions for the “Regional Economic Development (RED) in Mexico: Challenges of a New Era”.

The deadline for submissions is April 14, 2019.

The workshop will be held on June 14-16, 2019, at the Universidad Panamericana, Campus Aguascalientes.

This workshop seeks to gather a group of researchers, academics, and students working in regional economy development topics to discuss research done in the field. It will also contribute to build a network of Latin American economists interested in regional economic development.

Scholarly articles focus on policy issues in Latin America are especially encourage, but any work with focus on RED is welcome. Papers can present the results of research, discuss conceptual approaches to policy implications, describe work in progress or raise issues for debate.

Structure of the sessions

The Workshop includes four invited speakers who will open and close the sessions of each day.

Presenters of selected papers will have 30 minutes to discuss their work and take questions. Presentations are intended to identify pressing public policy issues and emerging research themes in regional economic development.

At the Young Researchers Session (YRS) new entrants in the field will have their papers discussed by senior colleagues.  The papers in the YRS will be assigned extra time (45 minutes including discussion). PhD students or recent PhD holding their degree for at most 3 years may qualify as Young Researchers. Full Papers should be submitted via the conference’s website, choosing the Young Researchers’ option.

The workshop will also provide networking and professional development opportunities for faculty and graduate students who are interested in pursuing research in Latin America´s regional economic issues.

Keynote Speakers

In addition to selected paper presentations there will be four keynote speeches by:

Antonio Álvarez Pinilla (confirmed)          Universidad de Oviedo

Patricio Aroca                                           Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Sandy Dall’Erba (confirmed)                     University of Illinois

Geoffrey J.D. Hewings (confirmed)           University of Illinois


There is no fee, but registration to the workshop is required by May 10, 2019.


All Workshop sessions will be held in English.


Prospective participants should submit a full version of the paper in English NLT April 15th, 2019 through the registration form in this webpage. Authors will be notified of the final decision by May 13th, 2019.

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Tentative Program:

1st Day

  • Opening Ceremony – Keynote Speaker Keynote speaker Patricio Aroca
  • Coffee Break
  • Young Researchers Session I
  • Lunch
  • Paper Session I
  • Closing day session: Keynote Speaker Sandy Dall’Erba: “Regional science and the economic impact of climate change”
  • Dinner

2nd Day

  • Opening Session Keynote Speaker: Antonio Álvarez-Pinilla: The Contribution of Efficiency to Regional Growth.
  • Coffee Break
  • Young Researchers Session II
  • Lunch
  • Paper Session II
  • Opening ceremony of the Regional Economic Analysis Laboratory (REAL-Mexico)
  • Closing Keynote Speaker Geoff Hewings: Regional Economics Going Forward.

3rd Day

Guided Visit to Vineyard “Casa Leal”


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