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Program for Advanced Studies on Latin American Economies

The Program for Advanced Studies on Latin American Economies is an opportunity to discuss development issues in-depth while respecting the pluralism inherent to development studies. During the Program, theoretical and empirical issues are addressed, emphasizing the experience of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Program is aimed at young researchers from around the world. Classes are taught by the School team and ECLAC staff, and also by prominent external teachers invited each year. 

The tuition and the course are exempt from payment by the participant, who is responsible for their transfer, travel, accommodation, and stay.


The Program is structured in three modules: structuralist macroeconomics, evolutionary microeconomics and development.

Each module consists of two weeks of daily classes, corresponding to 30 consecutive hours of face-to-face classes, adding a total of 90 consecutive hours of face-to-face classes plus 84 hours of non-face-to-face work.

Each module has a final evaluation consisting of a written test or practical work. To obtain the final certificate (issued by the School), students must have attended at least 80% of the classes and have passed at least two of the four evaluations with performance equal to or greater than 50%.

The hours of the classes are from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes are held at the regional headquarters of ECLAC in Santiago de Chile.

The School makes the ECLAC infrastructure available to students, consisting of resources available in the Hernán Santa Cruz Library, computers and study areas, and access to seminars and the institution's open activities.

Application process and requirements

Requirements: University degree in disciplines related to the social sciences or humanities; being in a postgraduate program, or having completed a postgraduate degree recently, is an essential variable in the selection process. Mastering English and Spanish is necessary since the classes are taught in both languages.

Applicants must complete the application form and request a supervisor or person familiar with their academic training or work to send a reference letter to the contact email.


Academic Coordinator: José Gabriel Porcile

School Coordinator: Felipe Correa