A talk with Pedro Vicente

On January 21th, 2017, Pedro Vicente gave an interview to the RDP Africa program “Cientificamente”. Pedro discussed several topics related to economic development in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Several NOVAFRICA projects were mentioned, such as a program aiming at the improvement ofschool accountability in Angola, and one project in Guinea-Bissau targeting sustainable incentives for community health agents. You can listen... Read More

A talk with Sylvie Lambert

On February 1st, 2017, Sylvie Lambert gave a talk in NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. Her seminar was entitled “Interpersonal Inequality, Intrahousehold inequalities and Poverty in Senegal”. 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 the video here. You can also... Read More

Knowledge in Motion with Professor Cátia Batista

Professor Cátia Batista was invited to be part of the Nova SBE series “Knowledge in Motion”. This time the theme is about the recent publication “Migrant Remittances and Information Flows: Evidence from a Field Experiment” in the World Bank Economic Review. Please click here to see the video.   Written by the NOVAFRICA team.    

NOVAFRICA Seminar: “The Winners and Losers of Technological Change”

On Thursday, February 16th, at 12.30am, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Christian Dustmann from University College London to present his work. Authors: Christian Dustmann (University College London) Abstract: By matching detailed longitudinal panel data on German firms’ investment in technological and organizational change (T&O) with full work histories of all workers ever employed in these firms, we... Read More


From 13 until 16 February, Nova SBE Students’ Union and Nova Economics Club will host the Economia Viva Conferences 2017 at Nova SBE. This event aims at promoting public discussions that are essential to our society. During these days, academics, policy makers, students and other members of the civil society will be an active part... Read More

1st Alumni Get Together in Mozambique

On February 3rd, NOVA SBE promoted the 1st Alumni Get Together in Maputo, Mozambique. Professor João Amaro de Matos was the host of this event and explained some NOVA SBE projects for the future. NOVAFRICA was also present, making known the operations that is developing in Mozambique. This event was attended by the Portuguese ambassador in Mozambique, Dr.... Read More

JOB VACANCY – PhD Student for Project in Mozambique

Professors Michael Gielnik (Leuphana University of Lueneburg) and Michael Frese (Leuphana University of Lueneburg) seek qualified applicants for the position of PhD Student for a project with the World Bank to do psychological training with farmers in Mozambique. The goal of the training is to increase the farmers’ effectiveness. The training is part of a... Read More

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

The Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH (WZB Berlin Social Science Centre) seeks to hire Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows for appointments for up to three years starting on 1 September 2017. Appointments are made at 100% of the regular working hours (currently 39 hours/week). The WZB is a publicly financed international social science institution that conducts basic research... Read More
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