Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá - Colombia


The conference will be the first international event organized by the “Network on Informality Studies” at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia.

The school of Economics at Universidad del Rosario (Bogota, Colombia) is pleased to invite you to The Economics of Informality Conference 2018. This Conference aims to bring together scholars, experts, young researchers, practitioners and policy makers to present their work and exchange knowledge and debate the issues about informal economy.


Date of the conference: May 28 – 29, 2018


Submission deadline:

The deadline for the call for papers is March 30, 2018.  Papers must be submitted using our online application form. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

There is no participation fee. Participants do have to cover the costs for travel and accommodation. Accommodation at reasonable prices will be proposed to participants.

The official language of the conference is English.



We invite you to submit papers studying the phenomenon of informality across of a wide range of areas, including labor economics, industrial organization, urban economics, agricultural economics, finance, regulation, public economics, political economics, development economics, among others. Both, empirical and theoretical papers are welcome.


Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2018


Scientific Committee

Jean Olivier Hairault, Professor of Economics - Paris School of Economics

David Margolis, Professor of Economics - Paris School of Economics.

Albert Berry, Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto

Fernando Jaramillo, Research Director, Deparment of Economics - Universidad del Rosario

Andrés Felipe García Assistant Professor, Deparment of Economics - Universidad del Rosario

Carlos Medina, Director at the Medellín Branch - Banco de la República 

Catalina Granda,  Associate Professor - Universidad de Antioquia

Juan Miguel Gallego, Associate Professor - Universidad del Rosario

Cristina Fernández, Research, Fedesarrollo


  • Francois Bourguignon. Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics.  

  • Pranab Bardhan. Professor of Economics at University of California, Berkeley.

  • Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaría, Minister of Finance and Public Credit.

  • Luis Fernando Mejía Alzate. Director of the National Department of Planning (DNP).

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