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NOVAFRICA Seminar: “Migration and co-residence choices”

On Wednesday, April 26th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Simone Bertoli, from CERDI, to present his work. Authors: Simone Bertoli (CERDI) Abstract: The partition of family members into separate households evolves over time, as co-residence choices can respond to time-varying incentives and constraints. The migration literature implicitly assumes that the migration of one household... Read More

NOVAFRICA 2017 Summer Research Internships

NOVAFRICA is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Research Internships.   The internships will be integrated in several ongoing NOVAFRICA field research projects. Most of these projects consist of randomized impact evaluations of interventions. The following projects will be active: natural resource management in Cabo Delgado (Mozambique) incentives in health sector (Guinea-Bissau) agricultural technologies experiment... Read More

A talk with Paulo Santos

On March 24th, 2017, Professor Paulo Santos gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Not compromising: Using Experiments to Measure Women’s Power” 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.... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar: “Uber vs Taxi: A Driver’s Eye View”

On Wednesday, March 29th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Joshua Angrist, from MIT, to present his work. Authors: Joshua Angrist (MIT) Abstract: Ride-hailing drivers pay a proportion of their earnings to the platform operator, a compensation model increasingly used by internet-mediated service providers. To Uber drivers, this proportion is known as the Uber fee.... Read More

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.