About the Journal

Aims and scopes

Latin American Economic Review (LAER) is the leading general interest economics journal on topics relevant to Latin America. The journal welcomes high-quality theoretical and quantitative research papers on economic, social and political-economy issues with a regional focus. Articles presenting new data bases or describing structural reforms within a rigorous theoretical framework will also be considered. A few (illustrative) examples of topics that may be of special interest to LAER include: development, labor, health, poverty, informal sector, corruption, crime, drug policy, social mobility, price controls, energy and environmental policy, natural resources, and technology transfer. Research on empirical finance is welcome as long as they address an original research question relevant to the Latin American regions.