Welcome to BCDE8


We’re very excited about the 8th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (BCDE8), not only because it will take place in a great city, but also because our team are putting together a great program and contacting outstanding speakers to join us in Cochabamba.

About Cochabamba

Cochabamba’s metropolitan area is the third largest region in Bolivia in terms of population (1.14 million). Located at the heart of Bolivian valleys, it enjoys a privileged weather all year with average temperatures between 13 °C - 19 °C. In October, you should expect warm spring weather.

Cochabamba is well known for having an exquisite traditional gastronomy, as well as excellent health and education services. Its vibrant and fast-growing economic activity has made the capital municipality of Cochabamba the highest-ranked region in Bolivia in terms of UNDP’s HDI, according to their last report at the municipal level.

About UPB

Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB) is thrilled to host this year’s BCDE at its main campus located in the city Cochabamba. (UPB) is a non-profit educational foundation founded in 1992 and sponsored ever-since by the Bolivian Confederation of Private Entrepreneurs. By combining tertiary education services at graduate and undergraduate levels with research activities in the fields of economics, finance and engineering following the highest international standards, (UPB) aims at becoming one of the top-ranked research-universities in the region.

More details and maps about our facilities will be posted soon.


  • Attendance: we’re expecting over 300 attendees.
  • Date: 26-27 of October.

Our keynotes speakers will be:

  • Sara Farley - Global Knowledge Initiative - Chief Operating Officer
  • Carlos Végh - World Bank - Chief Economist for Latin America

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