Frequently Asked Questions



  • When is the LACEA LAMES 2018? Where is it going to be held?

LACEA LAMES 2018 will be held from November 8th through 10th. The annual meeting will take place at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litorial (ESPOL) University at the main campus, Gustavo Galindo in Guayaquil, Ecuador. For further information, please click here.

To read more about previous meetings, click here.

  • Why attend LACEA LAMES 2018?

LACEA LAMES 2018 provides the ideal opportunity to present your research and projects, to build networks with other economists and policymakers, to exchange ideas and receive positive feedback, and to keep you updated on new findings that have taken place.

  • How can I attend LACEA LAMES 2018?

You can attend the annual meeting as a presenter or general attendant. If you wish to present at the conference, please check our call for papers. If you wish to attend without presenting, please click here.



  • How do I submit a paper for the LACEA LAMES 2018?

In order to submit a paper, presenters must be active members of LACEA and/or the Econometric Society.

You must submit a finished paper. Both abstract and finished paper need to be submitted simultaneously.

The submissions will be processed through the conference manager system Easychair. For further information, please click here.

  • How many papers can I submit for the LACEA LAMES 2018?

The paper can have several co-authors, but just one as a lead autor (speaker).

Lead author can submit and present at most one paper for LACEA or LAMES. This means that the same author could submit and present at most two papers at the conference, one for LACEA and one for LAMES.

Co-authors can also apply and present in the conference within other papers as a lead author.

  • I want to submit a paper for LACEA, what should I do?

  1. Be a LACEA member
  2. Upload your finished paper (pdf) to LACEA LAMES 2018, here.
  3. Register for the conference here.

  • I want to submit a paper for LAMES, what should I do?

  1. Be a LAMES member
  2. Upload your finished paper (pdf) to LACEA LAMES 2018, here.
  3. Register for the conference here.

  • Can full papers be submitted in languages other than English?

No. The official language of the event is English.

Therefore, all presentations, and full papers should be written in English.

There will not be simultaneous translations provided either. Therefore, all participants are expected to fluently speak and understand English. 

  • Is there a limit to the format and length of my paper?

There are no specific requirements regarding the length or fonts used. However, papers have to be submitted as PDF files.

  • What is the evaluation procedure?

There is a scientific committee in charge of selecting papers for presentation. Three members of the scientific committee give a grade to each paper based on quality and relevance. The average grade is then used for the papers selection. No referee reports or comments will be provided.

  • Will the organizers provide certificates?

Yes, presenters will receive two e-certificates, one for presenting and another for attending.



  • How do I register to attend the conference?

Registration to attend a conference can be done online here.

  • How can I pay my registration fee?

After completing the registration form online you will be prompted to make the payment by credit card (Visa or Mastercard). For further information, please click here.

  • What is included in the registration fee?

The registration fee includes participation in the conference, the conference attendance and conference participant (if applicable) e-certificates, a conference badge, lunches, coffee breaks, a welcome dinner, and networking dinners.

  • Does the registration fee include accommodations?

No, the registration does not include accommodations. It is the responsibility of the attendees and participants to arrange his/her own accommodations. However, a list of suggested hotels are available here.

  • Will the organizers provide certificates?

Yes, attendees will receive conference attendance e-certificate.


Contact us

LACEA LAMES 2018 staff is available to answer any questions and help you with any problem you encounter. You can contact us at lacealames18@espol.edu.ec.