RIDGE Summer School in Economics: Financial Stability and International Macro

Deadline:  October 1, 2018
Open to: outstanding Latin American graduate economists
Venue: 4-7 December, 2018 in Montevideo, Uruguay


The Summer School will take place in the framework of the 2018 RIDGE December Forum, Montevideo. It will consist of 4 lectures by top scholars and the participation in the 2018 RIDGE December Forum.

The RIDGE Summer School aims to give young Latin American economists the opportunity to attend lectures by top scholars and to be part of the debate about the frontier of knowledge in economics. Lecturers give an overview of the main open issues on topics related to the Forum.

The 2018 RIDGE December Forum consists of the following two Workshops:

  • Financial Stability, December 4-5 (Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • International Macro, December 6-7 (Montevideo, Uruguay)

The RIDGE Forum aims to favor the spread of high quality research in economics and promotes the development of new views on economic thinking from the perspective of developing countries. It brings together top researchers working on the frontier of knowledge with researchers working in Latin America and Latin American policy makers.


The Summer School targets outstanding Latin American graduate economists. Priority will be given to Latin American students enrolled in Latin American Graduate programs in economics.

Interested students should apply by submitting a short CV (2 pages maximum), transcripts and a letter of recommendation via the RIDGE website: www.ridge.uy

A Committee, following standard criteria, will make the selection according to: GPA, publications and awards, a letter of recommendation and work experience.


Organizers will provide accommodation for 4 nights to the invited foreign participants. These participants will be responsible for arranging their own travel.


The deadline for applying is October 1, 2018 The notification of the organizers decision is sent October 15, 2018 Only selected students will participate. 

Distinguished professors Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia), Dani Rodrik (Harvard), Jeffrey Williamson (Harvard), Jonathan Eaton (Penn State), Xavier Freixas (UPF), Hugo Hopenhayn (UCLA) and Jean Charles Rochet (Zurich), were among the lecturersin the previous Summer Schools

The official web-page.