20 - 22 November 2019
Heredia, Costa Rica

2019 – Costa Rica

Productive Transformation, Regional Asymmetries, and Social Exclusion in Ibero-America

The vertiginous changes experienced by contemporary society have been accompanied by processes involving the restructuring and relocation of productive activities, both globally and locally. Technological change has led to greater flexibility of production systems and labor markets, which is expressed in a dynamic of capital accumulation that does not anchor itself to territories, but instead moves permanently through space and across borders in search of greater profitability. This phenomenon – typical of the flexible accumulation of capital – has generated new conditions for the concentration of productive activities in new centers of agglomeration, leaving in its wake a problem of unequal development, which reproduces the territorial asymmetries and the social exclusion of the populations who live in peripheral areas or who do not possess the necessary qualifications to enter the new labor markets.

Ibero-American countries face the challenge of designing and implementing public policies and development strategies that can adapt to the new conditions established by the knowledge society, with the purpose of promoting a productive transformation with equity and environmental sustainability, capable of reducing territorial asymmetries in access to basic goods and services as well as to the labor market. This task incorporates a vision of wellbeing where social inclusion (gender, ethnicity, race, immigrant work, etc.) is at the center of the development agenda.

Submit abstracts and learn more about the conference here.

Hosted by the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica 



1 April 2019: Abstract and session submissions open

31 August 2019 15 September 2019: Deadline to submit abstracts and sessions

15 September 2019: Communication of the selection process ends

20-22 November 2019: 4th SASE-RISE (School of Economics, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica – Heredia)

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  1. It is possible to submit in two different categories: Individual Papers and Panels.
  2. To submit an individual paper, you must include an abstract. Abstracts for submissions to regular networks should be no longer than 500 words. All submissions need to include 3 key words.
  3. To submit a panel, you must include both an overall abstract for the panel and abstracts for each of the 3-4 paper abstracts composing the session. The same word length applies to papers within sessions as does to individual paper submissions.
  4. The Scientific Committee will define the papers that are accepted. This acceptance will be communicated to the speakers and will be published on a website featuring all accepted abstracts.
  5. Each researcher can submit a maximum of two papers.
  6. The abstract shall contain:
  • Objective(s),
  • Methodology,
  • Main findings,
  • References,
  • Name, email, and academic status of all authors
  1. Indicate the Network to which the document is being submitted (from 1 to 12).
  2. Abstracts will be accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, and English – the official languages of the event.
  3. Complete the registration form from the following link: Complete the registration form from the following link: https://www.iv-rise.una.ac.cr
  4. The abstracts of the papers accepted and presented during the event will be published in the report of the same that has an ISSN record: https://risesase.wixsite.com/rise-sase.


  1. Theoretical / Methodological Contributions to Socio-Economics
  2. Globalization, Local and Territorial Development
  3. Governance and Citizen Participation in the Debate on Environmental Public Policy
  4. Institutional Architecture of Regulation
  5. Migration, Informality, and Human Rights
  6. Knowledge Economy and Cultural Industry
  7. Democracy and Development
  8. Institutional Reforms for Economic Development and Equity: A Competitiveness Approach
  9. Productive Sectors, SMEs, and Productive Chains
  10. Fiscal Governance: Distribution, Equity and Territory
  11. Towards a Human Development Agenda
  12. Territory, Inequality, and Poverty


Scientific and Organizing Committees


  • André Moreira Cunha (UFRGS–Brasil)
  • Dr. Andrés Escobar (U de Cartagena–Colombia)
  • Dr. Andrew Schrank, (Brown University-EEUU)
  • Dr. Antonio Martin Artiles (UAB-España)
  • Dr. Augusto Aleán Pico (UTB-Colombia)
  • Dr. Guillermo Aznaran Castillo (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Perú)
  • Dr. Carlos del Cairo Silva (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana –Colombia)
  • Dr. Carlos Ochando (UV-España)
  • Dr. Chris Tilly (UCLA–EEUU)
  • Dr. Ciro Murayama (INE-México)
  • Dr. Daniel Toro (UTB-Colombia)
  • Dr. Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, (Oxford U.-UK)
  • Dr. Diego Silva Ardila (UIS – Colombia)
  • Dr. Fernando González Laxe (UDC-España)
  • Dr. Frederico Rocha (UFRJ-Brasil)
  • Dr. Gerardo Fujii (UNAM-México)
  • Dr. Gueibi Peres Souza (UFSC – Brasil)
  • Dr. Isabel Novo Corti (UDC-España)
  • Dr. Jorge Carrera (UNLP-Argentina)
  • Dr. Jorge Iván González (Universidad Externado-Colombia)
  • Dr. Jorge Mario Martínez Piva (Cepal)
  • Dr. Jorge Quintero (Uninorte-Colombia)
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Moreno Brid (UNAM-México)
  • Dr. Julimar da Silva Bichara (UAM-España)
  • Dr. Leonardo Lomeli (UNAM-México)
  • Dr. Luis Enrique Alonso, (UAM-España)
  • Dr. Manuel Barahona Montero (UNA-Costa Rica)
  • Dr. Maria Adelaida Farah (PUJ–Colombia)
  • Dr. Maria Cristina Cacciamali, (USP-Brasil)
  • MSc. Maria Leonela Artavia Jiménez (UNA-Costa Rica)
  • Dr. Michael Piore, (MIT – EEUU)
  • Dr. Miguel Atienza (UCN-Chile)
  • Dr. Olman Villareal Guzmán (UCR–Costa Rica)
  • Dr. Pedro Fonseca (UFRGS-Brasil)
  • Dr. Rafael Arias Ramírez (UNA-Costa Rica)
  • Dr. Rafael Agacino (Universidad de Chile)
  • Dr. Rolando Cordera, (UNAM-México)
  • Dr. Santos M. Ruesga (UAM, Comité Ejecutivo SASE)
  • Dr. Shirley Benavidez Vindas (UNA-Costa Rica)
  • Victor Cantillo (Uninorte–Colombia)



  • Rafael Arias Ramírez (UNA-CR)
  • Mónica Arley Valverde (UNA-CR)
  • Calos Armas (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos-Perú)
  • Leonela Artavia Jiménez (UNA-CR)
  • Manuel Barahona (UNA-CR)
  • Shirley Benavides Vindas (UNA-Costa Rica)
  • Catherine L. González Castillo (UTB – CO)
  • Fernando Herrero Acosta (UNA-CR)
  • Isabel Novo Corti, (UdC, España)
  • Álvaro Parada Gómez (UNA-CR) 
  • Laura Pérez Ortiz (UAM-España)
  • Ignacio Rodríguez Araya (UNA-CR) 
  • Santos M. Ruesga (UAM-España)
  • Julimar da Silva Bichara (UAM-España)

Allied Institutions


  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Universidad Tecnológica Bolívar (UTB)
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Perú).



  • Colegio de Economistas de Costa Rica

Fees and other important information

FEES (Early Bird until 15 November 2019):

SASE Members (SASE membership already paid): $100 (meeting fee)

Student non-members (SASE membership + meeting fee): $50

Non-members (SASE membership + meeting fee): $120

Academic and Student from the UNCR School of Economics: Free



1 April 2019: Abstract and session submissions open

31 August 2019: Deadline to submit abstracts and sessions

15 September 2019: Communication of the selection process ends

20-22 November 2019: 4th SASE-RISE (School of Economics, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica – Heredia)



The 4th SASE-RISE offers the opportunity of publish the best works presented in one of two peer-reviewed journals:
Atlantic Economic Review and Revista de Economía del Centro Oeste. Authors interested in publication should send their full paper before 31 December 2019 and must comply with the guidelines for evaluation and publication of each journal. The requirements to participate in the call for papers in journal in the 4thSASE-RISE are:

  1. Submit your abstract for the conference by the deadline.
  2. The author must be registered for the conference and all co-authors of the document must be SASE members.
  3. The paper must have been presented at the conference.
  4. Send the full paper prior to December 31, 2019 to the 4thSASE-RISE address



Abstracts that have been submitted, accepted, and presented will be published (with ISSN) on the web after the conference at https://risesase.wixsite.com/rise-sase



You can find all information on the 4th SASE-RISEconference (events, hotels, local culture, tourism, etc.) at: https://www.iv-rise.una.ac.cr/


Click Here to view the program.