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Advisory Board

The NOVAFRICA Advisory Board includes a number of experts in implementing and advising on policies that promote sustainable economic development in Africa. The board provides overall strategic guidance and supports the implementation of activities in research, capacity building and policy outreach.

Luís Amado
Luís Amado

Luís Amado, 58 years old, has a degree in economics by the Technical University of Lisbon. With a long political carrier, served namely, as member of the national parliament in Lisbon, and was member of several governments, as deputy minister for internal affairs, deputy minister for external affairs and development cooperation, and also as Minister of Defense and finally, Minister of Foreign Affairs for five years. During the portuguese presidency of the European Union, in 2007, had the responsability to organize the second Summit between EU and African Union, gathering in Lisbon around seventy heads of government and state from Europe and Africa. In 2003 was visiting professor at Georgetown University teaching a course on Democracy and Development in Subsaharan Africa. Luis Amado is Chairman of Funchal International Bank (BANIF) and Guest Professor of the School of Social and Political Sciences, in the Technical University of Lisbon.

Paul Collier
Paul Collier

Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University. He took a five year Public Service leave, 1998-2003, during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is also a Professeur invité at CERDI, Université d’Auverge, and at Paris 1.
In 2008 Paul was awarded a CBE ‘for services to scholarship and development’. He is the author of The Bottom Billion, which in 2008 won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine prizes and in May 2009 was the joint winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book prize.
His second book, Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places was published in March 2009; and his latest book, The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile prosperity with nature was published in May of this year, 2010.
Paul is currently Advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the IMF, advisor to the Africa Region of the World Bank; and he has advised the British Government on its recent White Paper on economic development policy.
He has been writing a monthly column for the Independent, and also writes for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resources rich societies.

Luísa Diogo
Luisa Diogo

Luisa Diogo is currently Chairwoman of Barclays Bank Mozambique. She did her BA in Economics, in 1983, at Eduardo Mondlane University and, in 1992, completed the Master’s degree in Financial Economics from the University of London. Held various positions in the Ministry of Finance, and, in 1986, became responsible for the National Budget Investment and Operation, Defence and Security and Budget Execution and the State Treasury and Public Accounting. Was Program Officer at the World Bank in Mozambique, having replaced several times the World Bank representative in the country and earned professional recognition at the level of negotiations with international bodies like the World Bank, IMF, ADB and others with programs in Mozambique. Her expertise was required for the analysis and preparation of various studies of technical and economic feasibility of the creation of state enterprises or public, for the analysis of sectoral development policies, development and evaluation of investment projects in various sectors, and development studies and analysis of technical and economic feasibility for deciding on certain state projects. In recognition of the work done in the public sector, Luísa Diogo was awarded 3 times with the award for “socialist emulation”. She was nominated for the Executive, in 1994, Minister of Planning and Finance between 1999 and 2005, and from February 2004, has accumulated that folder with the Prime Minister. In February 2005, she was named the new Prime Minister by the President in office.

Jorge Braga de Macedo
Jorge Braga de Macedo

Jorge Braga de Macedo is Professor and Director of the Centre for Globalization and Governance (CG&G) at Nova School of Business and Economics, President of IICT – Saber Tropical Knowledge and member of the Lisbon Academy of Science. He is also NBER Research Associate, CEPR Research Fellow, member of the Royal Academy of Belgium and of the International Board of Governors of the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
He served as Director for National Economies at the European Commission in Brussels, Minister of Finance for Portugal, President of the Parliamentary Committee for European Affairs and President of the OECD Development Centre, worked at the IMF, World Bank, UN and EBRD and taught at Yale and Princeton universities, at Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, and University of Angola, among others. His 391 scholarly publications are listed at www.jbmacedo.com

José A. F. Machado
José A. F. Machado

Professor of Economics, holds a PhD in Economics by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. and an Agregação (Habilitation) in Statistics and Econometrics by Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Professor Machado is a member of the Editorial Boards of Empirical Economics and the Portuguese Economic Journal and has published his scientific research in some of the top journals of his field namely, Journal of the American Statistical Society, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Econometric Theory, European Economic Review, Empirical Economics and Economic Letters. He is a consultant of the Bank of Portugal since 1992. Professor Machado is professor at the Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon-Portugal, since 2005 and of Angola Business School, Luanda-Angola, since 2010.

Roger Myerson
Roger Myerson

Roger Myerson is professor of economics at University of Chicago and the author of Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict (1991) and Probability Models for Economic Decisions (2005). He also has published numerous articles in Econometrica, the Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Decisions, and the International Journal of Game Theory, for which he served as an editorial board member for 10 years.
Doctorate by Harvard University, taught for 25 years in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University before coming to the University of Chicago in 2001. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2007, he was awarded the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in recognition of his contributions to mechanism design theory.

José Octávio Serra Van-Dúnem
José Octávio Serra Van-Dúnem

José Octávio Serra Van-Dúnem is currently Executive Director of Banco Espírito Santo Angola (BESA) assuming the portfolios of Human Resources, Training and Social Responsibility; Chairman of the Foundation ESCOM, and holds several positions of research, teaching and direction at various repute colleges in Angola and Brazil, of which we highlight the Director of the Center for Legal and Social Studies, Coordinator of the Postgraduate Law, Oil and Gas and Associate Professor (regent) of the Faculty of Law Universidade Agostinho Neto. He is also Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Angola in Luanda. Has research projects developed in Angola and Brazil in the Economic and Social area. Previously held various positions in the area of ​​teaching and research at the University Agostinho Neto. José Octávio Serra Van-Dúnem received his PhD and MA in Humanities, specializing in Sociology, State University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). He graduated in Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), and Post Graduate in Education, from the same university in Lisbon, with several publications and participation in conferences mainly on topics such as socio-political environment, social development and Social Responsibility in Africa and the world.