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NOVAFRICA Seminar: “Gender Differences in the Choice of Major: The Importance of Female Role Models”

On Wednesday, June 28th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Danila Serra, from Southern Methodist University, to present her work. Authors: Danila Serra (Southern Methodist University) Abstract: Women have been traditionally underrepresented in several fields of study, notably those with the highest returns. While in the last two decades many disciplines, including mathematics and physical... Read More

Workshop on Globalization and Development

On June 9, 2017, NOVAFRICA, the World Bank and Banco de Portugal organized an all-day workshop in Salão Nobre, at Nova SBE. The Workshop was under the theme “Globalization and Development”, with the participation of renowned economics scholars such as Beata Javorcik, from Oxford University, Daron Acemoglu, from MIT, or Eric Verhoogen, from Columbia University.... Read More

Migration as a wheel for change

Migration is ultimately an individual decision, with most gains and losses accruing directly to the individual migrant. Ideally the freedom to move to wherever one feels better equipped to provide a living for herself and her family should be taken as an absolute value. But there are of course practical considerations when hosting immigrants, particularly... Read More

Economia Viva 2017 – The ways for African development

“Which way for African development?” was the name of the session of Economia Viva 2017 organized by the Nova Economics Club, the Nova Students’ Union, and the NOVAFRICA knowledge center. The session was moderated by Ana Paula Gomes and the panel of speakers was composed of Maria Hermínia Cabral, Miguel Silvestre, Paula Barros, Patrícia Maridalho... Read More

A talk with Jaime Millán-Quijano

On June 7th, 2017, On April 27th, 2017, Jaime Millán-Quijano gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Internal Cocaine Trafficking And Armed Violence In Colombia”. After the seminar the NOVAFRICA Student Group asked him a few questions about the paper he presented and his research in general. You can see... Read More

NOVAFRICA 2017 Summer Internships

NOVAFRICA is excited to launch the 2017 Summer Research Internship Program! Project: Natural Resources in Mozambique Interns: Maria Benedita Carvalho and Alexander Wisse Project: Health Agents in Guinea-Bissau Interns: Maria Sousa and Xaver Schenker Project: Cash Transfers in Guinea-Bissau Interns: Giulia Caivano and João Dias NOVAFRICA knows all the projects will gain with their participation, motivation and... Read More

Globalization and Development Workshop

NOVAFRICA, the World Bank and Banco de Portugal are organizing a workshop on Globalization and Development. The workshop is an all-day event, starting at 9 am, on June 9, 2017. It will take place at Nova SBE, in Lisbon. We will count with the participation of renowned economics scholars, such as Daron Acemoglu, from MIT,... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar: “Internal Cocaine Trafficking And Armed Violence In Colombia”

On Wednesday, June 7th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Jaime Millán-Quijano, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, to present his work. Authors: Jaime Millán-Quijano (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Abstract: This paper exploits time variation in international cocaine prices and potential trafficking within Colombia to estimate exogenous changes in municipality homicide rates. I construct... Read More

A talk with Francesca Marchetta

On April 27th, 2017, Francesca Marchetta gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. Her seminar was entitled “The impact of weather events on work and schooling decisions in Madagascar”. After the seminar the NOVAFRICA Student Group asked her a few questions about the paper she presented and her research in general. You can see... Read More

A talk with Simone Bertoli

On April 26th, 2017, Simone Bertoli gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Migration and co-residence choices”. After the seminar the NOVAFRICA Student Group asked him a few questions about the paper he presented and his research in general. You can see the video here. Written by the NOVAFRICA Student Group
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