Universidad EAFIT Joins Economics Departments Research Papers
We are pleased to announce the Universidad EAFIT, Center for Research in Economics & Finance (CIEF) has started an Economics Departments Research Papers series within the Economics Research Network (ERN).
The Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF) belongs to the School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. It comprises three very important research groups. The Economics and the Firm group conducts research in the areas of macroeconomic analysis, public sector economics, education economics, labor economics, impact evaluation, industrial organization and economic regulation. The Research in Spatial Economics group undertakes research in spatial economics, urban economics, development of quantitative methods for spatial analysis, geo-referencing and spatial econometrics. Finally, the Finance and Banking group performs research in corporate finance, financial engineering, financial markets, microfinance, firm valuation and derivatives, risk and investment management.
CIEF is funded by Universidad EAFIT and also supported by several external institutions that foster scientific production. Such institutions include: the Office of the Governor of Antioquia, COLCIENCIAS, the City of Medellin Mayor's Office, the Instituto Colombiano para el Fomento de la Educacion Superior (Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education), the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and several institutions within the private sector.
The Center for Research in Economics and Finance (CIEF), within Universidad EAFIT internationalization goals framework, contributes to the positioning of the university through agreements with universities from abroad as well as with various international organizations as an arm of the School of Economics and Finance. Likewise, CIEF's researchers have lectured in international conferences such as the American Economic Association Conference, Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association Conference, and the World Finance Conference among others. The researchers' scientific production can be found in working papers, as well as in national and international scientific journals. CIEF also publishes a well regarded working paper series and the "Ecos de Economia" (Echoes of Economy) journal biannually.
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