The Political Economy Group of RIDGE/LACEA aims to promote the discussion around the connection between economics and politics that is relevant for Latin American and Caribbean economies. The focus of the meetings is on the connection between economics and political institutions broadly understood, including legislatures, courts, executives, political parties, elections, weakly institutionalized environments, the institutions of federalism and the workings of the public service. 

The accepted contributions are expected to be relevant for understanding the most challenging problems of Latin America and Caribbean countries. This allows for papers addressing issues in other regions when those issues are deemed relevant to the Latin American context. Studies of specific Latin American countries, as well as comparative institutional analyses are also welcome. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

Alvaro Forteza

Research Director

Claudio Ferraz

Research Director

Ernesto Dal Bo

Research Director