New data set: MOxLAD

The Montevideo-Oxford Latin American Economic History Data Base (MOxLAD) has been added under the topic of Economic Performance.

MOxLAD is a partnership between the Economic and Social History Programme (PHES), of the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, and the Latin American Centre and the Department of International Development, Oxford University.

Luther G Tweeten scholarship

The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association invites applications for the Luther G Tweeten scholarship. This supports graduate student research on socioeconomic problems of Africa by especially addressing issues of food, population and environment that affect economic development, poverty and food security.

The scholarship is worth up to US$2,000 and it is to be used to cover the costs associated with fieldwork in Africa, including research materials, programmes and travel expenses.

Closing date: 06 Oct 14

Funder’s website

Call for Papers: Deadline – 7 November 2014

10th Australasian Trade Workshop

School of Economics, University of Sydney

7‐8 April 2015

Local Organisers

Dr Mark Melatos

Professor John Romalis

The School of Economics at the University of Sydney will host the 10th Australasian Trade Workshop on 7-8 April 2015.

Keynote speakers will be Pablo Fajgelbaum of the University of California Los Angeles and Thibault Fally of the University of California Berkeley.

We invite colleagues in this field (JEL-Classification F0 to F2) to submit papers for presentation at the workshop. If you are interested, please send your abstract or preferably your complete paper to

The deadline for submissions is November 7, 2014.

Conference participants are expected to serve as discussants at the workshop. There is no registration fee. Unfortunately we are unable to offer financial assistance to participants.

Upon acceptance, you will be asked to book your travel and accommodation independently. The (optional) conference dinner will be held on Tuesday April 7 at a Sydney restaurant. The cost of this event will be approximately A$80-$100 per person.

If you have any further questions about the workshop, please e-mail Mark Melatos:

Permanent ATW webpage
2015 local ATW webpage