The Economics Researchers Network was born due to the need to create a space between the Bank of the Republic and different universities in the country, aimed at academic coordination in Colombia. This group seeks to promote and promote economic research in the country and increase the dissemination of the work of different researchers at the national level, through an Annual Economy Congress and a repository.
Currently, the agreement covers 20 accredited Colombian universities and the Bank of the Republic and this number is expected to increase over the years. Likewise, the network has 100 researchers and affiliated economists, who will be updated annually according to the Ranking of Ideas RePec Author 10 Colombia for the month of December.
Additionally, for the purposes of network administration and management, a Board of Directors and a Technical Board were formed. The first is composed of the general manager of the Banco de la República and one of the members of its Board of Directors, and a rector, dean or program director representing a public, a regional and a private university. The second is composed of members who must ensure the increase in the dissemination of the Network and help its operation.
Finally, and with the aim of promoting research on issues related to discrimination and economic history, research sections on gender equality, race and economic history were created, which can be accessed by this means.
It will consist of five (5) ad honorem members, like this:
i. General Manager, Bank of the Republic; - Juan José Echavarría Soto
ii. Economist, Researcher - José Antonio Ocampo Gaviria
iii. Dean or program director of Economics / Rector, Public Universities - Jorge Armando Rodríguez Alarcón (National University of Colombia - Bogotá)
iv. Dean or program director of Economy / Rector, Private Universities - Carlos Eduardo Sepúlveda Rico (University of Rosario)
v. Dean or program director of Economics / Rector, Regional Universities - Cesar Tamayo Tobón (University EAFIT)
i. It will consist of 6 members appointed by the Deputy Manager of Economic Studies of the Banco de la República. The current Technical Board is composed of:
1. Margarita María Gáfaro González (Bucaramanga branch manager)
2. Juan Esteban Carranza Romero (Cali branch manager)
3. Jaime Alfredo Bonet Moron (Manager of the Cartagena branch)
4. Carlos Alberto Medina Durango (Manager of the Medellín branch)
5. Lucía Arango Lozano (Professional of the Bank of the Republic)
6. Hernán Jaramillo Salazar(External consultant of the Bank of the Republic)