1969

In September 1969 the Academia was founded as a non-profit organization

1970

The first technical documents and reports are published. Alberto Di Mare, Claudio González-Vega, Eduardo Lizano and Miguel Angel Rodríguez present the Agricultural Development Project in USAID headquarters in Washington D.C.

1977

First research on poverty in Costa Rica.

1979

Symposium on Costarican Economic Model in the Economic Promotion National Association. Claudio González-Vega, Eduardo Lizano and the president of ANFE, Miguel Angel Rodríguez, participated in the symposium.

1983

The Annual Studies publication begins with the title “Economic Problems in the 1980s” and “Costa Rica: an Economy in Crisis”.

1984

Claudio González-Vega joins as a professor in Ohio State University and starts promoting graduate studies for Costarican students and important research projects with the Academia de Centroamerica.

1990

During three days in March a Seminar on Economic Policies in Costa Rica is held, which brings together almost twenty distinguished economists from around the world including Anne Krueger, Chief Economist of the World Bank at that time.

1991

The Academia de Centroamérica and Ohio State University start the Financial Services Project, in which studies and activities were carried out that supported the financial reform process in Costa Rica.

1993

The Academia is established in its current headquarters.

1997

The Young Economist Program starts, with promotes continuing education to young economist.

1998

During three days in April a Seminar on Economic Stability and Development in Costa Rica is held. Joseph Stiglitz, future Nobel Prize in Economics, and Ricardo Hausmann, Chief Economist of IADB, participated.

2002

With a volume dedicated to Alberto Di Mare, the “Essays” series (dedicated to the founders of the Academia de Centroamérica was inaugurated. Di Mare dies in December of that year.

The High School Writing Contest is created with the support of several organizations. The contest aims to promote financial education for young high school students

2003

The annual Economic Research and Reflection Conference Program and the Professional Journalism Prize in Economics are established.

2006

The iniative on cross-broder payments in Central America and the Dominican Republic is developed under a project support by the IADB Multilateral Investment Fund.

2008

The Academia creates its first website that allows access to four decades of publications, documents and studies available in digital format.

2009

The Academia de Centroamerica celebrates its 40th anniversary.

2011

A Seminar on Costa Rica and its Growth Model: Review in light of the International Crisis is held, whose content was published in the Annual Study of that year.

2013

In September a Seminar on Adaptation to Climate Change: a Challenge for Costa Rica´s Development is held, with which the Academia ventures in this field.

2014

The Vision for Development Program started, under which quarterly short research studies are published.

2015

In May a seminar was held on How to Promote Economic Growth and Jobs in Costa Rica? Distinguished international economists such as Ricardo Hausmann, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare and José Manuel Salazar participated. /p>