The Sixth Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics

 Hosted by 
São Paulo School of Economics – Getulio Vargas Foundation – Sao Paulo, Brazil (FGV/EESP) 

 January 11th – January 15th, 2016 

An Announcement for the sixth Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics, hosted by the São Paulo School of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil January 11th – 15th January 2016. 

We are pleased to announce that the sixth edition of the Latin American Advanced Programme on Rethinking Macro and Development Economics (Laporde) will be held in São Paulo (Brazil) from 11th to 15th of January 2016. 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, and the Programme will cover travel and accommodation expenses of successful candidates. 

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 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 is run for five days and consists of lectures and discussions provided by some of the world’s leading academics in relevant fields. It will give a selected group of young academics whose research interest is in economic development and Latin America and, in particular, Laporde is an opportunity to 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 one in the afternoon. There will also have one short night talk. Each session lasts three-and-half hours. The sessions will be mostly in the form of lectures, which will consist of at least two-and-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 will be available in 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, and the Programme will provide travel aid to some successful candidates from Latin America that are studying or doing their researches in countries from Latin America. We will also provide travel aid for the former students that will present their papers (subject to the availability of resources). 

For the details, please refer to the page click here

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

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