This semiannual journal from the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) provides a forum for influential economists and policymakers from the region to share high-quality research directly applied to policy issues within and among those countries. Contents include:Social Mobility and Preferences for Redistribution in Latin America Alejandro Gaviria (Universidad de los Andes)The Effect of Mexican Workforce Migration on the Mexican Maquiladora Labor Market Scott E.Atkinson (University of Georgia) and Marilyn Ibarra (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)Regional Integration. What Is in It for CARICOM? Mauricio Mesquita Moreira and Eduardo Mendoza (Inter-American Development Bank)
Eduwardo Engel is a professor of Economics at Yale University, Connecticut, USA. Francisco Ferreira is the Deputy Regional Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA. He has published widely in the fields of poverty, inequality, and the political economy of development, with a focus on Latin America. Roberto Rigobon is currently the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Applied Economics at the Sloan School of Management, MIT; a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research; and a visiting professor at IESA.