30th International Input-Output Association Conference
12th Edition of the International School of I-O Analysis
1st - 5th July 2024, Santiago, Chile


Why Choose ECLAC?

ECLAC, in collaboration with its local partners, stands out as the perfect choice for hosting the highly anticipated 30th edition of the International Input-Output Conference and the esteemed 12th edition of the International School of Input-Output Analysis. ECLAC’s suitability for this responsibility is evident in the following aspects:

1. Prominent Venues

The iconic ECLAC Headquarters offers a prestigious venue with a rich history, stunning architecture, and state-of-the-art facilities, creating an inspiring environment for productive discussions and collaborations. The building is one of the most outstanding works of modern architecture of the 1960s in Chile. Nearly two hundred professionals participated in the design competition held in September 1960. Four of the forty entries were selected by an international jury at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The winning project was developed by the architects Emile Duhart, with the collaboration of Roberto Goycoolea, Christian de Groote and Oscar Santelices. Experts consider the building a landmark of modern Latin American architecture. The blend of ECLAC's historical significance and the academic atmosphere of Andrés Bello University allows attendees to fully engage in Santiago's vibrant culture and intellectual energy. These exceptional venues will foster a stimulating atmosphere, encouraging dynamic discussions and facilitating valuable collaborations.

2. Instrumental in Policy Making Decision

ECLAC stands out for its expertise in policy-making decisions. Through rigorous research and valuable insights, ECLAC provides member states in Latin America and the Caribbean region with valuable policy recommendations. What sets ECLAC apart is its ability to directly influence policy decisions and drive meaningful changes. Unlike other institutions, ECLAC actively engages with policymakers, offering actionable recommendations based on extensive research and analysis. This unique position allows for close collaboration with member states, stakeholders, and academia, facilitating the implementation of policies that address the region's specific challenges and promote sustainable development.

3. Expertise in Input-Output Tables

ECLAC has been instrumental in the assembly and analysis of input-output tables, with a strong focus on Latin America and the Caribbean region. Working in partnership with ESCAP and ADB, ECLAC has contributed in the compilation of Global Input-Output Tables, which serve as a valuable resource for informing public policies and advancing global and regional value chains. In addition to this important work, ECLAC consistently provides technical assistance to member states and conducts capacity building workshops for students, academics and public policy makers. These initiatives aim to equip individuals with the necessary skills to utilize input-output tables in their studies, technical analyses, and indicator design, ultimately leading to more informed decision-making.

4. Experience in Coordinating Events

With its pivotal role in policy-making discussions for the Latin America and the Caribbean region, ECLAC has extensive experience in hosting international events. The Division of International Trade and Integration has been at the forefront, organizing various conferences, meetings and workshops related to trade and input-output tables. Noteworthy events include the 12th Annual GTAP Conference held in Santiago in 2009, International Seminar on Input Output Tables in 2019 (in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic), as well as several Latin American conferences and trainings for Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models. The division has also played a significant role in various meetings with the Central Banks and National Statistics offices, focusing on input-output tables and methodologies for policy makers.

Moreover, the Regional Integration unit of the division has actively participated and contributed to important collaborations such as the JRC/ESTAT – ECLAC Collaboration of FIGARO act II, the Regional-Global Trade in Value Added (RG-TIVA), and the RIVA Value Chain Analyzer in collaboration with ESCAP and FEALAC. These collaborations have further strengthened ECLAC's expertise and influence in the field of regional integration. Additionally, the division is currently actively preparing for several crucial conferences, including the highly anticipated Port and Logistics conference for the region.