Conference: October 19th -21st, 2022
Call for papers: Deadline June 5th, 2022

Universidad del Rosario
Auditorio Jockey Club
Carrera 6 # 15 - 18. Bogotá


Fernando Jaramillo 

Conference program

Event Dates

Oct 19, 2022
Oct 21, 2022
Add to Calendar 20221019T0001 20221021T2359 The Economics of Informality Conference 2022

The School of Economics at Universidad del Rosario and Alianza EFI (Formal and Inclusive Economy) invite you to participate in the call for papers for the third version of The Economics of Informality Conference 2022

This event will take place during October 19th-21st and will be held in person in Bogota, Colombia. This Conference aims to bring together scholars, experts, young researchers, practitioners and policy makers to present their work and exchange knowledge, share their research and debate main issues about the informal economy. 

We invite you to submit papers studying informality across a wide range of areas, including Labor economics, Industrial organization, Urban economics, Agricultural economics, Finance, Regulation, Public economics, Political economy, Development economics and Migration among others. We also encourage the submission of papers that address how the current situation (Covid-19) has affected the informal economy. Both, empirical and theoretical papers are welcome. 

Call for papers
The Economics of Informality Conference 2022

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University of Linz
associate professor in the economics department
University College London
Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute
Tulane University
Director of the Global Indicators Group
World Bank
Lemann Family Foundation Visiting Professor of Brazilian Studies
Columbia University


October 19th

October 20th

October 21st
Virtual conference day.

08:30 - 09:00 

09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Lecture:

Friedrich Schneider
Retired professor of Economics from the Johannes Kepler University of Linz

"Do different estimation methods lead to Implausible differences in the size of the non-observed or shadow economies? A preliminary answer"

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11:00 - 12:30
Local formalization policies:
District Secretary of Economic Development of Bogotá & Institute for the Social Economy of Bogotá -IPES- 

Bernardo Brigard
Deputy Director of Employment and Training of the District Secretary of Economic Development

Julián Moreno
Leader of the Employment Policy of the District Secretariat for Economic Development

Alejandro Rivera
IPES Director

Edwin Ramírez
Chief of the IPES Economic Studies Team

Jorge Martínez
Advisor, IPES Management

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08:30 - 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30
Keynote Lecture:

Norman Loayza

Director of the Global Indicators Group at the World Bank

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30
Contributed Sessions 1.pdf
12:30 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:30
Keynote Lecture:

Rodrigo Soares 

Lemann Family Foundation Visiting Professor of Brazilian Studies 

15:30 - 17:00
Contributed Sessions 2.pdf

17:00 - 17:30
Coffee break

17:30 - 19:00
Panel: Formalization, development and poverty reduction 

Juan Miguel Gallego

Deputy Director General of Prospective and National Development in the National Planning Department -DNP-

Olga Lucia Acosta


Andrés García 

Universidad del Rosario

08:00 - 08:30
Registration and welcome coffee

08:30 - 09:30
Keynote Lecture: 

Nora Lustig
Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Founding Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute

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09:30 - 10:30
Book Launch IMF.
Frederik Toscani

Carlos Medina 
Office manager of Banco de la República, Medellín headquarter

Cristina Fernández 
Luz Adriana Flórez 
Researcher in the Labor Market Analysis Group (GAMLA) of Banco de la República, Medellin headquarters

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00
Contributed Sessions 3.pdf

13:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:30                                                  Keynote Lecture:

Gabriel Ulyssea                                                  Associate professor in the economics department at University College London

16:00 - 17:00



Universidad del Rosario is located in Bogotá’s historical city center Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, is a modern city with historical roots that date back to the 16th century. It stands at 2,600 meters above sea level, and offers a temperate climate all year around. Its wonderful combination of colonial roots and modern cosmopolitan trends highlights Bogotá’s rich cultural offerings, with dozens of museums, fine dining and lively nightlife.

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