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Directors Message

Thanks for visiting our website. I would like to welcome you to this space for communication and outreach of the Instituto de Economía of the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Our institute is a pioneering effort in Uruguay, with a long history of research and teaching in the field of economics. It took its first steps in the 1940s, and is today an institution of reference for the country and the region.

The mission of our institute is to generate knowledge through high quality research, incorporating diverse methodological approaches and different perspectives in economic thought. We aim to participate in the broad debates within the discipline, as well as to offer answers in our relationship with the society and the environment. The continual training of professors and researchers, as well as undergraduate and graduate teaching, are two fundamental pillars of this mission.

The purpose of our web page is to make known to the academic community, and to the society as a whole, the activities carried out at our research center. It contains information about the organization of the institute, the groups it hosts and their research, as well as about our publications and events. A quick look at these activities reveals the diversity of interests and approaches at our institute, among which one can find contributions in the areas of macroeconomic analysis, structural change and productive specialization, local development, institutional and organizational economics, labor economics, inequality, poverty, ethics and justice, and economic history.

We hope that this instrument will serve to strengthen the ties with local and foreign academics, as well as organizations, professors and students. We invite you to contact us with your comments and suggestions.

I would like to take this opportunity to send my best regards

Miguel Carriquiry
Director of the Instituto de Economía
 
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